European Conferences


A European Conference on Reading/ Literacy is held every two years. The European Conferences on Reading/ Literacy  are jointly organized by the International Development in Europe Committee (IDEC) of the International Literacy  Association and the local national association’s organising committee. Although the main Conference language is English, a speaker may present a paper in any European language. There are normally, therefore, sessions in at least German, Spanish, and French, as well as in English.

The Highly appreciated Conferences are a show case of the professional activities of the European and International network of the members of the IDEC and IRA.

See posts on meetings and conferences here

 European Conferences on Reading to Date
(in national languages of the host country )

  1. 1977 Beaumont-sur-Oise, La France
  2. 1981 Joensuu,  Suomi/Finland
  3. 1983 Wien, Österreich
  4. 1985 Dublin, Éire/Ireland
  5. 1987 Salamanca, España
  6. 1989 Berlin, Deutschland
  7. 1991 Edinburgh, Alba/Scotland
  8. 1993 Malmö, Sverige
  9. 1995 Budapest, Magyarország
  10. 1997 Brussels, Belgique/België/Belgien
  11. 1999 Stavanger, Norge/Noreg
  12. 2001 Dublin, Éire/Ireland
  13. 2003 Tallinn, Eesti
  14. 2005 Zagreb, Hrvatska
  15. 2007 Berlin, Deutschland
  16. 2009 Braga, Portugal
  17. 2011 Mons, Belgique/België/Belgien
  18. 2013 Jönköping, Sverige
  19. 2015 Klagenfurt, Österreich
  20. 2017 Madrid, España
  21. 2019 to be announced

4 Responses to European Conferences


    I am an English teacher in china and would be very glad to attend the up coming conference in Sweden.

    I would therefore like to have more information about registration and accomodation .


    Coffie Prebbie

  2. Cris Hunt says:

    Hi there
    I teach at a university in Sydney Australia and would like more information when it’s avail about the conference in 2015 in Austria.
    Tanks, Cris

  3. Verena says:

    Dear all,

    please find the CALL for PAPERS and more information about the upcoming European Conference in Klagenfurt, Austria, 2015 here:

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