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APPEAL FOR SOLIDARITY to abrogate Articles IV and V of Government Emergency Ordinance 117 regarding the amendment of the Education Law issued on December 23, 2013 and entered into force on December 30, 2013.

Open letter to Prime Minister Victor Ponta against the dissolution of the National Pedagogical Library I.C. Petrescu

Signed by Carmen-Leocadia Pesantez Pozo, Managing Director of the National Pedagogical Library, together with the legal representatives of the institution on January 8, 2014, Bucharest - ROMANIA

The same open letter was sent to Mr. Traian Băsescu, President of Romania,
and to the Parliament of Romania to the attention of Mr. Crin Antonescu, President of the Senate,
and Mr. Valeriu Ştefan Zgonea, President of the Chamber of Deputies

Signed by Carmen-Leocadia Pesantez Pozo, Managing Director of the National Pedagogical Library, together with the legal representatives of the institution and the members of the Board f Administration on January 13, 2014, Bucharest - ROMANIA

 

Dear Mr. Prime Minister,

We respectfully submit for your consideration the extremely serious situation regarding the dissolution of the NATIONAL PEDAGOGICAL LIBRARY “I.C. PETRESCU” of Bucharest, after 133 years of existence and a continuous activity in the service of the Romanian pedagogy, education and culture.

Through Articles IV and V of Government Emergency Ordinance 117 regarding the amendment of the Education Law issued on December 23, 2013 and entered into force on December 30, 2013, the Government of Romania abusively decided, without gathering information about the real situation, that the National Pedagogical Library “I.C. Petrescu” (BPN) should merge with the Central University Library Carol I of Bucharest (BCU). The reason for which the Ordinance was issued would be the fact that the building in which BPN operates was returned to its rightful owners and the institution “is in great danger to lose its books and the jobs of the employees”. If the decision-makers had really wanted to find a solution for the library headquarters, for sure an adequate solution would have been reached. The owners of the building repeatedly asked to be received at the Ministry of the National Education for a discussion on the acquisition of the building returned to them through irrevocable Decision 615/R/26.10.2006 of the Bucharest Court of Appeal, Civil Section IX.

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The Greek society is undergoing a profound socio-economic crisis that we all live in our daily lives. Counterweight to this crisis, in every society, are education and culture.

 

There are rumors about closure and merging of public libraries in Greece, institutions that exist for decades serving local communities, providing services to all citizens, regardless their age, educational level, gender, race or beliefs.

 

The Association of Greek Librarians and Information Scientists (EEBEP) invites you, the citizens of Greece, Europe and the world, to sign this petition in order to help us highlight the significant contribution and necessity of our libraries.

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Αθήνα, 18 Ιουλίου 2013 ΔΕΛΤΙΟ ΤΥΠΟΥ

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A drastic cut was made in the budget for the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) from 9 billion to 1 billion euros. This will hit Europeana, the infrastructure supporting Europe’s free digital library, museum and archive, very hard. Europeana is now being asked to put the case for funding under the revised guidelines for CEF, which were issued 28 May 2013. Europeana will face severe competition for the available funding from other digital service infrastructure such as e-Justice, e-Health and Safer Internet. All good causes in their own right, but the wonderful digital culture infrastructure that has been built in the last decade will soon get squashed if we do not speak out now!  So here goes:

Europeana The Case For Funding - #AllezCulture

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