Since 1991 I’m a member of IDEC and ILA. So I want to share some information on this also on my personal edublog and sometimes I crosspost some information on activities here from the IDEC website were I am the postmaster too. Here more information on the 20th European Conference on Literacy, which takes place in Madrid from tomorrow and were I am now. I write this in English, showing my good will to my international friends.
The European collaboration goes way back. This is the 20the European Conference on Literacy, so 40 years of networking for literacy. See the beautiful poster. Since the European associations organized all these conferences each organisation wrote a report about their history. Look at the reports at the history of each the associations. And we made a beautiful poster out of this. Look at it and marvel.
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 31 May until 30th November, 2014!
Go to: www.lesenundschreiben.at/19th-european-conference-on-reading/call-for-papers.html.
If you have any questions regarding the Call for Papers or the conference as such, do not hesitate to come back to us. Have a look at the general pages concerning the conference and also follow us on Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date. We are looking forward to your contributions and to seeing you in Klagenfurt – as a speaker and/or a participant!
Kind regards from Austria,
Secretary Austrian Literacy Association (ALA)
c/o Lesezentrum Steiermark
Eggenberger Allee 15a 8020 Graz, Austria
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 program. During this time, it will develop tools that can be used by different members as well as supporting existing and encouraging new activities. You can visit the EU Elinet project site (still under construction).
On the Annual Convention of the International Reading Association in New Orleans, 10 – 12 of May 2014, Christine Garbe and Renate Valtin talked about the EU-Project Elinet. You can find the presentation here ELINET_Presentation-IRA conference New Orleans_final version