Welcome to the 18th European Conference on Reading!
In Jönköping, Sweden, August 6-9, 2013
The Conference 2013 is held at the University of Jönköping. The university is located in the city centre with a walking distance to the rail station and the city centre.
The conference is arranged by SCIRA (Swedish Council of International Reading Association), in cooperation with School of Education and Communication, Jönköping University, IDEC (International Reading Association’s International Development in Europe Committee) and FELA (Federation of European Literacy Associations)
Venue: School of Education and Communication, Jönköping University
Registration fee before 15 May 2013 1350 SEK (160 €), after 15 May 2013 1550 SEK (180 €)
Accompanying person: 650 SEK (82 €)
Deadline … Continue reading
The deadline for IRA Award for Innovative Reading Promotion in Europe (European Award) is extended until October 1st.
Send in your proposals.
New Guidelines for the IDEC Award 2012 available on this page
A great way to share, to collaborate and to produce new knowledge together is to curate information in e.g. a Scoop.It!
I made two Scoop.It! s, interesting for IDEC and FELA members and followers.
Go and look at these Scoop.It! s, suggest news to add and look for other interesting topics on Scoop.It!
58th Annual IRA Convention in San Antonio: April 19-22, 2013
Learn more at www.iraconvention.org
We just made the minutes of the IDEC wintermeeting 2012 available for you.
Go to the Vienna IDEC Meeting page and there it is.
Thank you for your interest in IDEC
More information from 16th Nordic Reading Conference 13 – 14 June 2012 in Reykjavik
Motivation, creativity, more reading
For more information see the conference page
Victoria Risko invited IRA members to write a guest blog in the Presidents Corner
Also some IDEC members accepted the invitation.
Read the guest blogs from:
A few days ago, I was invited to visit Pohnpei, Micronesia through pictures. I was truly masmerized by my friend’s description of a photo of her standing at the blow holes at Tonga and the power of the sea.
As a a life- long learner myself, non- native speaker of English, an EFL teacher, someone whose kids made snow tunnels this February, I felt a need to experience and google concepts like lazy sting rays, puffer fish, coral reef, lagoon, snorkling and blow holes.
Since, I am in hospital now and have plenty of time, I continued my “visit” and listened to the concerns of the local people for the future of the islands in Micronesia.The cute, five or six- year old children joyfully crossing the shallow water of the street, may have to permanently leave their homes and islands, because they are being covered by the sea. The global warming again. How sad!
On the 20th of March 2012 this year’s winner of the ALMA Prize (the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award) was announced.
It goes to the Dutch author Guus Kuijer.
He is not very well known worldwide but his books are very popular in The Netherlands, Belgium and Germany and some of them have been filmed as well. His books are translated to a few languages (I read in the newspaper that nine of his books are translated into Swedish), but I guess that the award will make him more famous.
ALMA is the largest money prize given to authors of books for children and youth (5 million Swedish Crowns, over half a million Euros).