The purpose of the International Literacy Association Award for Innovative Reading Promotion in Europe is to recognize, celebrate and reward innovative work for reading promotion in Europe carried out by or for a European national reading association affiliated to the International Literacy Association. The IDEC initiated Award is presented at the European Conferences. The first was given in Brussels at the 10th Conference.
For the Award to be presented at the 20th European Conference on Reading in Madrid, Spain, in 2017, nominations shall close onSeptember 1st, 2016.
The Chairperson of IDEC 2015-17, to whom applications should be made, is: Renate Valtin, Germany. renate.valtin[at]gmail.com
More information can be found in the GUIDELINES FOR THE ILA LITERACY AWARD 2016.
Looking forward to receive many proposals!
© ELINET 2015. A Task Force of ELINET members, chaired by Renate Valtin, Germany, has developed a European Declaration of the Right to Literacy. Go to Elinet website for full details. The declaration is available to download in different languages.
Why a literacy declaration?
In Europe we face serious literacy challenges: one in five 15-year-olds and nearly 55 million adults lack basic literacy skills and in the last 10 years there has been little improvement in the levels of literacy in Europe. International ELINET experts have discovered that the Universal Declaration is too unspecific with regard to literacy.
Literacy has been recognized as a human right for over 50 years in several international declarations and initiatives. Since its creation, UNESCO has promoted … Continue reading
Registration for the ELINET European Literacy Conference on 21-22 January 2016 in Amsterdam is now open! You will find the registration form and all relevant information on the conference website.
This conference will be a unique opportunity to learn more about how the results of ELINET can support your work. We would love to hear from you and colleagues from across Europe how our research and toolkits can best be used to help improve literacy in Europe.
We’re looking forward to welcoming you to Amsterdam!
The organising partners,
Stichting Lezen & Schrijven
Invitation to the
3rd Baltic Sea – 17th Nordic Literacy Conference
Look for updates on the web!
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14−16 August 2016 − Turku/Åbo, Finland
Making meaning − literacy in action
- * August 2015 Call for Papers
- * December 1st, 2015 Deadline for submitting abstracts
- * February 2016 Notification to presenters
- * March 2016 Registration to be included in the programme
- * April 2016 Early bird registration
Organised by FinRA, in collaboration with Nordic and Baltic Sea Literacy associations
networking with ILA, IDEC, FELA, ELINET
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There is a new website for the 19th European Conference on Literacy in Klagenfurt, Austria, 13–16 July 2015.
Go there to get all the recent information. The main conference language is English. It is possible to present in any other European language.
‘Literacy’ names a constantly dynamic social and cultural phenomenon. It has been, is, and will continue to be transformed by social change, as well as by the potentials of emerging technologies for representation and communication. New … Continue reading
In Reading Today, July/August 2014, we find IDEC members figuring prominently on the Award pages. Thanks to Pehr-Olof to point this out to us.
Reading Today July/August 2014 Volume 32, Number 1 Now available online!
Ulla Britt Persson received a IRA Mayann Manning Outstanding Volunteer Service Award (p.29) And Renate Valtin and Meeli Pandis are mentioned on the 2014 International Awards as members of the IDCC.
One in five 15-year-old Europeans, as well as nearly 75 million adults, lack basic reading and writing skills. Not only does this make it hard for them to find a job, it also increases their risk of poverty and social exclusion.
The European Literacy Policy Network ELINET was initiated to gather and analyze policy information; exchange policy approaches, good practice, and initiatives and raise awareness of the importance of acting now to reduce the number of children, young people and adults with low literacy skills by 2020. ELINET is formed of 79 partner organizations from 28 countries. The network has received funding from the European Commission to complete a two year work … Continue reading
We are 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 December, 1, 2014.
After having taken part in IRA’s Annual Conference in New Orleans some weeks ago, where we did a lot of advertising as well, we now hope that you will put the information/links on your websites, facebook-pages, maybe publish it in your printed journals if possible etc. – and share the information also with your local professional networks, students, colleagues from university, teacher education, with librarians, literacy educators or anywhere else and with whoever might be interested … Continue reading
In many parts of the world children cannot go to school, because they are to far away from any school. Louis Soriano came up with a very interesting solution, the Biblioburro.
The Biblioburro is a traveling library that distributes books to patrons from the backs of two donkeys, Alfa and Beto. The program was created in La Gloria, Colombia, by Luis Soriano.The biblioburro operates within the central municipalities of the Department of Magdalena, on Colombia’s Caribbean shore. Look at this video and enjoy.
I use the picture of the Biblioburro as a background of this site to remind us that most of us are blessed and … Continue reading
International Reading Association (IRA), International Development in Europe Committee (IDEC)
European Leadership Seminar
Ljubljana, Slovenia 24th – 25th January 2014
Venue:Cankarjev dom (Congress Centre), Ljubljana (Slovenie)
Organisers: International Reading Association International Development in Europe Committee (IDEC) in cooperation with International Reading Association (IRA) and Federation of European Literacy Associations (FELA)
Purpose:To support established and emerging National Affiliates of the International Reading Association in their endeavours to develop in their officers the knowledge and ability needed to run a voluntary, professional organisation.
- (1) The Aims and expectations of the leadership seminar. Faclitators Meeli Pandis, Greg Brooks
- (2) The International Reading Association Marcie Craig Post
- (3) European Associations and National Affiliates. Meeli Pandis
- (4) The history and work of the IDEC Ann Sofie Selin, … Continue reading