19th European Conference in Klagenfurt

The Austrian Literacy Association finalized the editorial work and publication of the proceedings of the 19th European Conference in Klagenfurt 2015, The New Landscape of Communication: Research, Education, and the Everyday

The proceedings could be downloaded and specialists could take advantage of the result!


Introducing: The Declaration of European Citizens’ Right to Literacy

Now you can read and download  the Declaration of European Citizens’ Right to Literacy!

2016 ELINET European Literacy Conference

Amsterdam to host a groundbreaking milestone in the field of literacy from 21-22 January. Register today free of charge at www.eli-net.eu until 13 January 2016.
In addition to taking over the presidency of the European Union in 2016, the Netherlands will also showcase a unique literacy event. The goal of the ELINET European Literacy Conference is to shift the focus from idea generation to idea execution – providing all results, findings and tools developed in the past two years, while giving the floor to prominent speakers and giving answers to larger questions in the literacy field. Ultimately, participants will be empowered to successfully advance their literacy causes.
January 2016 marks the end of the European Commision funding period of the European Literacy Policy Network (ELINET, see www.eli-net.eu). The European Literacy Conference offers participants first-hand access to brand new research and good practices in all areas of literacy and across all age groups, crafted by a two-year collaboration between 28 countries. Attendees will be able to choose from a breadth of interactive and practical workshops, learning about new tools and acquiring knowledge to implement in their field of practice.

Problem-solving workshops, such as “Literacy makes you healthier” or “Beyond digital competence: the ELINET vision on digital literacy” will provide participants with an interactive approach to current literacy topics. This conference promises a highly engaging audience with international experts from literally every literacy field and renowned speakers, including UNESCO Special Envoy H.R.H. Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands, the Dutch Minister for Education, Science and Culture Jet Bussemaker and author Abdelkader Benali. The core results will lead to first steps in shaping future literacy policies.

Established in February 2014, ELINET aims to analyse and consult on literacy policies at a local, regional, national, and trans-national level, raising awareness of literacy issues and coordinating campaigns. Ultimately, the fruit of this network will include a European framework of good practice in raising literacy levels and a sample of corresponding examples, 30 country reports, tools for awareness raising and fundraising, and a European Literacy platform.

NATIONAL READING WEEK, December 7-12, 2015

As a part of the National strategy for literacy promotion (2014-2020), the Ministry of Education and Science is organizing National Reading Week, December 7-12, 2015.

The strategy is focused on overcoming the causes for low literacy levels. It focuses on some risk groups: 1) people with low income which results in limiting their opportunities and dropping away their motivation; 2) some bilingual individuals with lower language proficiency, the latter being a crucial obstacle for acquiring education; 3) some Roma people, by which the low income level and the low language proficiency interfere their education. The National strategy focuses on the creation of a literacy promoting environment, especially related to a range of new technologies and the role of devoted educators and teachers.

For more information about the program of the National Reading Week, please click here.

ELINET participating at the 19th European Conference on Literacy

A delegation representing the project will be showcasing the aims, progress and achievements to date, and further plans of th European Literacy Policy Network (ELINET).

For more information click here.

Invitation to participate in Literacy Week 2015

The European Literacy Policy Network (ELINET) is supporting Literacy Week 2015: a week full of literacy-related events throughout Europe. It runs from 8-17 September 2015, and features a contest and an official closing ceremony event on the last day in Brussels.

The aim of Literacy Week 2015 is to raise awareness for low literacy throughout Europe and to start acting on it.

Be part of this European movement! Learn how to register your literacy event here: Literacy Week 2015.

The European Literacy Policy Network ELINET is now online!

Visit www.eli-net.eu to learn how to tackle literacy issues.

Read the full text here: ELINET.

International Conference “Literacy and Contemporary Society: Bridging sociocultural, philosophical, pedagogical and technological dimensions” Nicosia 23 – 24 October 2015 Filoxenia Conference Cente

The conference’s objective is to explore different aspects of literacy, functioning at the same time as a dynamic forum where different theoretical and applied contributions to literacy research will be brought together. In understanding the quality or state of being literate in the 21st century, it is important that the following essential aspects are considered equally: the enhanced role of technology, the ways and forms of communications, the nature and speed of information and last but not least the change in the composition of societies in the global world.

The conference can be attended by all education professionals/paraprofessionals as well as education stakeholders interested in promoting literacy. Enrollment, admission and participation to the conference is free. All information regarding the conference can be found on the conference website: http://www.pi.ac.cy/pi/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1312&Itemid=124

19th European Conference on Literacy 2015

If you are interested in the 19th European Conference on Literacy 2015, you can now visit the new website of the event – 19th European Conference on Literacy.

European Conference on Literacy 2015 – Call for papers

The Austrian Literacy is very pleased to announce the CALL FOR PAPERS for
the upcoming European Conference on Literacy 2015 in Klagenfurt, Austria,
to be open from now on until November 2014!
Please see more info here.

III International Conference “Reading culture of the young generation”

Lodz, 16-17 October 2014
Organized by the Department of Library and Information Science, University
of Lodz and Museum of the City of Lodz
For more details please check the conference website:

A new journal

The first volume of the academic, electronic, open-access journal PRESCHOOL & PRIMARY EDUCATION is now available at the link:


The journal is published by the Laboratory of Pedagogical Research and  Applications of the Department of Preschool Education of the  University of Crete, Greece, under the support of the Greek National  Documentation Centre.

High School Exchange Program

A Competition for Scholarships for 1 academic year in UK or US independent schools (High School Exchange Program: HMC & ASSIST programs, Davis scholarships). Details

ILA 59th Annual Conference “Reading…The Teachable Moment”

Registration opens in early December. Plan now to attend May 10–12, 2014, and add the
Institute Day on May 9 to maximize your conference experience.

UKLA 50th International Conference “50 Years of Literacy: Continuity and Change”

UKLA 50th International Conference ’50 Years of Literacy: Continuity and Change’.
The University of Sussex, Friday 4th – Sunday 6th July 2014

19th European Conference on Reading

19th European Conference on Reading
Klagenfurt, Austria, 14–17 July 2015

NCCA supports the development of the new Language Curriculum for primary schools

On 29 May, 2012, the Minister for Education and Skills of Ireland launched three research reports, commissioned by the NCCA (National Councils for Curriculum and Assessment) to support the development of the new Language Curriculum for primary schools.



Eurydice Report on Teaching Reading in Europe

 A new report, Teaching Reading in Europe: Context, Policies and Practices has been published by Eurydice, the Education Agency of the European Commission. Information about the report, and the report itself, can be accessed here [1]. An interesting focus of the report is on programmes to improve the teaching of reading in EU-member countries.

[1] http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/