Belgium (French)

ABLF – Association Belge pour la Lecture Section francophone / BELFRA – Belgian Francophone Reading Association

The Belgian Francophone Reading Association was founded in 1974 and charted as a member organisation of IRA in November 14, 1975.

Belfra is a forum, a space for promoting mutual understanding and cooperation between reading professionals from various horizons—teachers, socio-educational workers, teacher trainers, researchers, librarians. Interactions are expected to disseminate knowledge helpful for solving problems related to literacy in a critical and non-simplistic way.

The association has approximately 100 members.

Main activities:

–         Organization of conferences:

  • Francophone conferences in Namur (2005), Bruxelles (2008)
  • European conference in Mons (2011)

–          Publications

  •  Caractères: a quarterly journal for practicionners willing to exchange experiences on reading and writing learning at all levels of education, at teacher education level, in the adult education sector, with a heading allocated to children literature.
  • Lettrure: an new on-line and peer review journal for researchers

For more information please see our website (in French)

National report: BELFRAreport_2011

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