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Libraries for Ukraine

Our thoughts are with the People of Ukraine

Throughout Europe, public libraries have a proud tradition of welcoming everyone.

We – EBLIDANAPLE and Public Libraries 2030 – call upon this tradition of libraries to give a warm welcome, a safe place to Ukrainian refugees during this difficult time. Provide them with whatever support they can offer, books and other media as well as access to information and education.

As far as possible, libraries may help continue refugees’ education, especially of children and young people, and organize courses to acquire first elements of the language of the hosting countries. We also urge libraries to connect with national and local organizations that provide assistance (Sanctuary cities, Sant’Egidio community, etc.).

Calling for a funding programme for displaced Ukrainian librarians

EBLIDA, NAPLE and PL2030 sent letters to Ms Mariya Gabriel, EU Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, and to Ms Themis Christophidou, Director-General Directorate-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture (EAC) of the European...

Support of Ukrainian refugees with Ukrainian books

Today, when Ukraine is fighting against Russian aggression and millions of Ukrainians are forced to leave their homes and seek refuge in other countries, we thank all governments and peoples of those countries for support. We know how much work your governments and...

Info-session and Dissemination of EUAA Survey of Arriving Migrants from Ukraine

International On 8 April 2022, the EUAA launched a new Survey of Arriving Migrants from Ukraine in English, Ukrainian and Russian. The results of the survey will provide key information to policymakers and help to better tailor services for displaced persons from...

The List of Online Resources in Ukrainian

The list was provided by Oksana Brui, President of the Ukrainian Library Association in cooperation with The National Library of the Czech Republic.Educational games Nravo KidsChildren's development with mobile games, creative manners and craftswomen. Mouse...

Useful links for Ukrainian war refugees concerning information, aid and library support

Hungary HUNGARIAN AND INTERNATIONAL AID ORGANIZATIONS, NGOS/CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS IN SUPPORT OF REFUGEES Hungarian: Baptist Charity ServiceCatholic CaritasBlue LineHungarian Maltese Charity Service AssociationHungarian Ecumenical Relief OrganizationHungarian...

Help Ukrainian Libraries

Alive Modern Library Charity Foundation together with Ukrainian Library Association established a foundation for giving financial help to the librarians, who are now under challenging circumstances. To donate money for helping the librarians: Euro IBAN:...

Dutch libraries are offering a substantial offer of reading, learning and resources for Ukrainian refugees!

Dutch libraries have put together a substantial offer of reading, learning and resources for Ukrainian refugees since the start of the war. The offer ranges from free physical and digital reading material, to language help, support in finding work and signposting...

EBLIDA, NAPLE and PL2030 join together to reinforce and develop library initiatives for Ukrainian refugees

All European countries are offering safe places of refuge for millions of people escaping war in Ukraine. European Libraries are peace strongholds amidst the horrible war which followed the Russian attack against Ukraine. It is their duty to provide support and, as...

Press Release: The Russian Federation barbaric attack against Ukraine – Joint European Declaration

Translations: Призив на ББИА (BG)Starptautiskās bibliotēku organizācijas nosoda Krievijas karu Ukrainā (LV) For immediate release by  EBLIDA, NAPLE and Public Libraries 2030 24 February 2022 The barbaric attack of the Russian Federation...

Press Release: EBLIDA, NAPLE and PL2030 team up for libraries in Europe

We are delighted to officially announce cooperation programme between EBLIDA, NAPLE and PUBLIC LIBRARIES 2030, three major European library organisations! We will pool resources and efforts to strengthen our library work in Europe. This initiative will bring together...

As library hub, we are opening this webpage for exchange and we invite all initiators of initiatives for refugees to link with us in order to share ideas, good practices or ask questions.

Please use this form to submit links (ULRs) of European Libraries, Library Associations and Archives with example of a potential way(s) to help Ukrainian refugees to be added to our collection.

Examples of a potential ways
library organizations can help

Professional activity of The National Széchényi Library (NSZL) concerning the Ukrainian humanitarian disaster

Hungary The National Széchényi Library (NSZL) of Hungary became actively involved in alleviating the difficulties caused by the humanitarian disaster in the aftermath of the war. On 9 March 2022, a fundraising campaign was launched among the staff, and from 16 March...

Italian web resources on the conflict in Ukraine

Italy The National Central Library of Florence has launched a campaign to collect Italian web resources relating to the conflict in Ukraine , as part of the Web archiving service . In this dramatic circumstance, the importance of accessing and sharing information...

Flanders helps Ukraine | Vlaanderen helpt Oekraïne

Belgium (Flanders) This website offers an overview of everything that Flanders does for Ukrainian refugees, divided into information for citizens and local authorities. Flanders helps Ukraine is an official website of the Flemish government.

The Multilingual Library | National Library of Norway

Norway The Multilingual Library is a service provided by the National Library of Norway. Our role is to support other libraries in their provision of library services to a multilingual and multicultural population. The most important way we do this is by...

Ukraine Crisis Hub | CILIP

United Kingdom Ukraine Crisis Hub The Russian invasion of Ukraine has triggered an humanitarian crisis across Europe. CILIP - The Library and Information Association - is working to support our professional colleagues in Ukraine and to coordinate support from our...

WelcomeBIB, the reception program in the public libraries of Catalonia

Spain WelcomeBIB is a social inclusion and integration project promoted by the Department of Culture, in collaboration with the Diputació de Barcelona, ​​Diputació de Girona and Biblioteques de Barcelona, ​​which aims to make public libraries a welcoming place for the...

The List of Online Resources in Ukrainian

The list was provided by Oksana Brui, President of the Ukrainian Library Association in cooperation with The National Library of the Czech Republic.Educational games Nravo KidsChildren's development with mobile games, creative manners and craftswomen. Mouse...

Digiteket

Sweden Digiteket is a platform of National Library of Sweden for digital training and inspiration. We mainly turn to library staff - but everyone is welcome to take part in Digiteket's material. Due to the war in Ukraine, Digiteket collects articles and courses that...

Knihovny Ukrajině / Moravian Library in Brno (Knihovny.cz)

Czech Republic Shared platform of materials for working with Ukrainian children Within the Library for Libraries Facebook group, there was a need to create a signpost where materials that could be used by libraries to work with Ukrainian children during the migration...

The Library of Llíria supports the People of Ukraine / Red de Bibliotecas Municipales de Lliria

Spain The Libraries of Llíria (Valencia) offer Ukrainian refugees Spanish groups with an Ukrainian mediator. Storytelling workshops for children and family audiences: “Bebeteca”

Statements

Calling for a funding programme for displaced Ukrainian librarians

EBLIDA, NAPLE and PL2030 sent letters to Ms Mariya Gabriel, EU Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, and to Ms Themis Christophidou, Director-General Directorate-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture (EAC) of the European...

14 poets in 14 days

Norway Fourteen poets in fourteen days (Fjorten poeter på fjorten dager) a retelling work in support of Ukraine, at the initiative of the local libraries in Deichman. Every day at two o'clock for two weeks we have published a retelling of one or more poems by...

Scotland’s National Poet – A poem-letter from Scotland to Ukraine

Scottish Poetry Library, Scotland Kathleen Jamie, Scotland’s Makar, invites the people of Scotland to submit lines of poetry for a letter of fellowship and affinity with the people of Ukraine. Kathleen explains more about the making of this collective work in the...

Statement of Solidarity with Ukraine | Consortium of National and University Libraries Ireland

Ireland Statement of solidarity with library and information professionals in Ukraine We the undersigned members of CONUL, the Consortium of National and University Libraries in Ireland, unequivocally condemn the invasion of Ukraine by Russia.  We are gravely...

BOBCATSSS Association Appeals of Solidarity to Ukraine

International Organization BOBCATSSS Association Appeals of Solidarity to Ukraine BOBCATSSS Association (former EUCLID – European Association for Library and Information Education and Research) expresses solidarity and supports the EBLIDA, NAPLE, Public Libraries 2030...

Federation of European Publishers (FEP) Condemns Russia’s Attack on Ukraine

International Organization FEP condemns Russia’s attack on Ukraine The Federation of European Publishers condemns Russia’s attack on Ukraine. This attack is a threat not just to Europe but also to the entire world, to quote the European Parliament President’s words,...

Plea to the European governments: support Ukrainian students and academics! Erasmus Student Network (ESN)

International Organization Plea to the European governments: support Ukrainian students and academics! Monday, 7 March, 2022 - 10:53 The European Students Union, the Erasmus Student Network, the European Union of Jewish Students, the European...

#StandWithUkraine

Switzerland #StandWithUkraine Das Statement von Bibliosuisse. La dichiarazione di Bibliosuisse. Statement towards IFLA in regard to the expulsion of membres of the Russian Federation Response of IFLA to the situation in Ukraine

Standing with Ukraine / Potpora Ukrajini | National and University Library in Zagreb

Croatia Standing with Ukraine The National and University Library in Zagreb expresses its solidarity with and support for the people of Ukraine. We are especially concerned for the safety and well-being of our colleagues in these difficult circumstances, and we are...

EADH statement on Ukraine invasion EADH statement on Ukraine invasion

International Organization EADH STATEMENT ON UKRAINE INVASION In view of the aggression of the Putin regime against Ukraine, the European Association for Digital Humanities condemns this act of brutal disdain for international law and standards of the civilised world....

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