a) Promote the free access of all citizens, without charge, to reading and information
b) Take maximum advantage of information and communication systems technology, and promote democratic access to this, in order to support the development of Ibero-American public library networks or systems.
c) Make more visible the impact of libraries on the building of democratic societies and the strengthening of the social fabric.
d) Modernize and strengthen public libraries in Ibero-America in order to guarantee access to information, reading and knowledge by all social groups.
This is an Ibero-American public library program, founded in 2000 and reconfigured in 2011.
The IBER programs were created to combine effects and cooperate in achieving a common goal at the regional level (Ibero-American), generally to strengthen sectorial public policies. They are based in the cooperation among countries, and have some shared objectives: encourage the development of inclusive and innovative projects; strengthen cultural and creative industries; promote collaboration between entreprises within the sector and their participation in joint projects, and foster the flow and exchange of cultural goods and services; promote training and capacity building; and set up synergies and facilitate mobility of artists and their works.
In this frame, each program has its own objectives and priorities, enumerated in the section 2 above.
The MECD contributes 47,000€ annually.
The Ibero-American General Secretariat (SEGIB) is an international organization created in 1999 for fulfilling the objetives of the Ibero-American Conference.
Amongst its duties, SEGIB is in charge of the "Follow up on inititatives and evaluation of (...) Programs (...) under the Ibero-American Conference".
In SEGIB's Annual Reports are including the figures, the main activities and the achievements of each IBER program.