Urgent: Voorstellen voor European Conference on Literacy

De 21st European Conference on Literacy is in Kopenhagen van 4-7 Augustus. Ik had jullie al eerder opgeroepen voorstellen voor presentaties of workshops in te dienen –November 1st: Deadline for submission of abstracts-, maar ik kreeg het bericht dat er nog geen Nederlandse voorstellen zijn. Dat kan niet. In Nederland wordt veel goed werk verricht op het gebied van geletterdheid. Dus een urgente oproep een voorstel in te dienen.
Op de website van de conferentie  vind je alle informatie over de conferentie en de mogelijkheid een proposal in te dienen. Ik ben betrokken bij de organisatie. Om het gezicht van Nederland te redden zal ik in elk geval een workshop geven over digitale geletterdheid, maar 1 Nederlander? Misschien komt er een een aparte stroom voor Elinet. Sommigen van jullie hebben daar wel een mooie presentatie gehouden. Maar dat is nog niet zeker en 1 november is bijna. Dus doen!

The European Literacy Trail at 20th European Conference on Literacy

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.


 

 

Last Call for Papers European Conference on Literacy 2015 in Klagenfurt, Austria

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,
Verena
Secretary Austrian Literacy Association (ALA)
c/o Lesezentrum Steiermark
Eggenberger Allee 15a 8020 Graz, Austria
office@lesenundschreiben.at
website: www.lesenundschreiben.at
Facebook: www.facebook.com/literacyaustria
Twitter: www.twitter.com/litera

ELINET EU project on Literacy

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