Conference Literacy in the digital Age Vilnius 20.01.17

On Januari, 20 we had the Conference Literacy in the digital Age at the Lithuania National Library in Vilnius, Lithuania. We will put as many presentations as possible here to look at and to download. Come back to check if there are any additions.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 20th, 2017
The Lithuania National Library, Vilnius


9.00-10.00       Registration
10.00-12.00     Plenary session (simultaneous translation).
Chair: Daiva Penkauskienė

20th European Conference on Literacy 2017 Call for papers extended

Schermafdruk 2016-06-20 12.14.41 As President of Spanish Reading and Writing Association (AELE), I am pleased to announce the CALL FOR PAPERS for the upcoming XX European Conference on Literacy 2017 in Madrid, Spain, to be open until December, 18, 2016.
For specific information about XX European Conference, see
This edition of European Conference, with the main theme “Working together to encourage equity through literacy communities: a challenge of the 21st. Century“, will be held  on July, 3–6. As organizers, we encourage teacher-educators and teachers, researchers, librarians, students, parents, etc. to actively participate in this event by submitting projects, experiences and other theoretical or practical contributions on literacy as “moving target”.
The AELE … Continue reading

3rd Baltic Sea – 17th Nordic Literacy Conference Key notes & Presentations

Update 15-11-2016 The 3rd Baltic Sea – 17th Nordic Literacy Conference was a great succes. We will share experiences and photos later. In this blog we will share key notes and some of the presentations. Please download and read. Comments are very welcome.
More than 80 presentations you can find on the site of the organisers, FINRA. Further on you can see a few examples.

  • Key Note Sari Sulkunen  Literacy – Action for the future
  • Key Note Bill Brozo Leaving No Boy Behind: Empowering Struggling and Disengaged Male Readers
  • Bill Brozo Renate Valtin Sari Sulkunen ELINET: Promoting Best Practices and Policies in Literacy across Europe
  • Ariana-Stanca Văcărețu Romania  Literacy Projects Romanian RWCT Association
  • J. McIntosh & T. Campbell Canada Making Writing Irresistible: Inspiring … Continue reading
  • ILA Research Panel featured research session on Dyslexia

    Schermafdruk 2016-07-17 14.22.45Dyslexia and the growing influence of dyslexia-organizations is a matter of concern in the US.

    The official program says: “In this session, two distinguished scholars, one from the United States and one from Germany, will present their perspectives on research relating to dyslexia. Professor Donna Scanlon has done systematic research on children’s reading development and difficulties, particularly dyslexia, for over 35 years and through over $22 million of research grants. ILA has awarded her the Albert J. Harris Award for her research. Professor Renate Valtin is president of the German Society for Reading and Writing. She is a … Continue reading

    Call for Project ideas for 2017: Skills are Key!

    Call for Project ideas for 2017: Skills are Key!
    Dear Madam,
    Dear Sir,Do you have a great idea for an innovative European Project on tackling skills challenges? Does it align with the priorities of the New Skills Agenda for Europe?
    Whether it is in higher education, school or vocational education and training, adult education, youth or sports, get ready to set up your European project proposal and benefit from EU funding. Skills will be key in 2017!

    Pin down Thursday 8 and Friday 9 December 2016 in your agenda! You will get a unique insight in the Commission’s new priority on skills in the 2017 Erasmus+ and Horizon 2020 programme and meet … Continue reading

    Nominations for International Literacy Association Award for Innovative Reading Promotion in Europe 2016

    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]

    More information can be found in the GUIDELINES FOR THE ILA LITERACY AWARD 2016.
    Looking … Continue reading

    European Declaration of the Right to Literacy

    Lifelong Learning Programme

    © 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 … Continue reading

    Registration for the ELINET European Literacy Conference

    Schermafdruk 2015-11-20 14.27.55Registration 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
    Stichting Lezen & Schrijven

    Invitation 3rd Baltic Sea – 17th Nordic Literacy Conference

    view-along-the-riverInvitation to the
    3rd Baltic Sea – 17th Nordic Literacy Conference
    Look for updates on the web!
    email: 3rdbalticsea[at]
    welcome добро пожаловать välkommen tervetuloa

    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 … Continue reading

    19th European Conference on Literacy

    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 … Continue reading