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The European Literacy Conference 2016

 

The 2016 European Literacy Conference was hosted in Amsterdam from 20 to 22 January 2016.  Its main goal was to shift the focus from idea generation to idea execution – providing reliable and innovative insights on how to improve literacy in Europe.

ELINET experts introduced all results, findings and tools developed in the past two years, while giving the floor to prominent speakers and giving answers to larger questions in the literacy field. The conference programme reflected a balance between informational sessions and hands-on workshops. “How do I use new research results? What does a successful fundraising campaign look like? Why is digital literacy more predominant than ever?” were some of the questions that were focused on.

A highly engaging audience with international experts from literally every literacy field were greeted by prominent speakers, such as H.R.H. Princess Laurentien from the Netherlands, Mr. Jens Nymand Christensen and Mr. Vladimir Garkov from the Directorate General for Education and Culture (European Commission), and author Abdelkader Benali.
The first European Literacy Conference 2016 proved to be a source of inspiration and paved the path for shaping future literacy policies.

We've compiled a selection of speeches, workshop presentations, videos and photos for you below.

The conference was organised by ELINET members Stichting Lezen, Stichting Lezen & Schrijven, and the University of Cologne.

Speeches

Did you miss a speech? Get inspired by our powerful conference speakers right here on our website. Browse our selection of speeches below and click to download.

A MARKETPLACE FOR LITERACY (H.R.H. Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands, UNESCO Special Envoy on Literacy for Development)

THE PRIVILEGE OF ORALITY (Abdelkader Benali, author)

Presentations

Find out what our experts presented during the public plenary sessions of the conference.

CONFERENCE OPENING PRESENTATION (Christine Garbe)

EUROPEAN  DECLARATION OT THE RIGHT TO LITERCY (Renate Valtin)

THE FRAMEWORK OF GOOD PRACTICE IN RAISING LITERACY LEVELS (Christine Garbe)

Workshop material

We've gathered a selection of workshop presentations and material for those who coudn't be in two places at once. Browse different topics below and click to download.

ADULT LITERACY: POLICY COHERENCE IN ADULT LITERACY (Jenny Litster, David Mallows)

AWARNESS RAISING: LITERACY AWARNESS IN THE CORPORATE SECTOR (Virginie Lamontagne, Jelle Vennik)

AWARNESS RAISING: LITERACY MAKES YOU HEALTHIER: A CASE STUDY (Jelle Vennik, Marieke Wiebing)

CROSS-CUTTING THEME: READING FOR PLEASURE IN THE DIGITAL AGE (Viv Bird, Peter Jenkins)

DIGITAL LITERACY: BEYOND DIGITAL COMPETENCE (Rosie Flewitt)

DIGITAL LITERACY: BEYOND DIGITAL COMPETENCE (Marisol Perez Guevara)

DIGITAL LITERACY: ELINET POSITION PAPER ON DIGITAL LITERACY (Gina Lemos, Fabio Nascimbeni)

FUNDRAISING: THE CORPORATE APPROACH (Daan Beeke, Karin Plötz)

GOOD PRACTICE: FAMILY AND EMERGENT LITERACY: GOOD PRACTICE IN FAMILY LITERACY (JD Carpentieri)

GOOD PRACTICE: FAMILY AND EMERGENT LITERACY: HOW TO CREATE A LITERATE ENVIRONMENT FOR YOUNG CHILDREN (George Manolitsis, Eufimia Tafa)

LITERACY INSTRUCTION: HOW TO SUCCESSFULLY ADDRESS STRUGGLING LITERACY LEARNERS (Gerry Shiel, Renate Valtin)

PARTICIPATION, INCLUSION AND EQUITY: HOW CAN WE SUCCESSFULLY ADDRESS STUDENTS AT RISK? Maria Kovacs, Ariana Vacaretu)

TEACHER EDUCATION: HOW TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF LITERACY TEACHING: GOOD PRACTICE IN (PRE-SERVICE AND IN-SERVICE) TEACHER EDUCATION (Henrietta Dombay, Christine Garbe, Corina Volcinschi)

TERMINOLOGY IN ADULT LITERACY: TALKING ABOUT LITERACY AND LITERACY LEARNERS - Adult literacy Challenges and directions (Ulrike Hanemann)

TERMINOLOGY IN ADULT LITERACY: TALKING ABOUT LITERACY AND LITERACY LEARNERS - Guiding principles (David Mallows)

Photos

Take a look at the memories we've created at the European Literacy Conference 2016. From pleanry sessions, workshop, or networking breaks, you'll probably recognize a few faces!

Litcon 2016 - Amsterdam
ELINET European Literacy Conference at the Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam NL
The work of ELINET
Reception area
Reception area
Check-in
Conference Programme
Lunch
Lunch at Beurs van Berlage
Opening
Check-in team
Registration
Opening
Gerlien van Dalen from Stichting Lezen at the opening plenary
Vladimir Garkov from the European Commission
Fabio Nascimbeni, ELINET Digital Literacy expert
Jens Nymand Christensen from the European Commission
H.R.H. Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands
Author Abdelkader Benali gives a speech about orality
David Mallows talks about Country Reports
Christine Garbe talks about Country Reports
Daan Beeke and Peter Jenkins present fundraising results
Jelle Vennik talks about Awareness Raising
Maurice de Gref and Janet Looney present research results
Rosie Flewitt at the Digital Literacy workshop
Literacy instruction workshop
Adult literacy workshop
Adult literacy workshop
Fundraising workshop
Reading for Pleasure workshop
Our Hungarian partners
Networking break
Networking break
Networking break
Networking break
Networking break
Networking break
Christine Garbe presents the European Framework of Good Practice
Renate Valtin launches the Declaration of European Cititzens' Right to Literacy
Panel discussion
Kees Hammink signs the Declaration
Panel discussion
Fabio Nascimbeni signs the Declaration
Renate Valtin signs the Declaration
Panel discussion
ELINET Declaration Taskforce
The Declaration of European Citizens' Right to Literacy
Panel discussion
Organisers of the European Literacy Conference 2016 (from left to right): Gerlien van Dalen, Eva Bigalke, Christine Homolko, Mandy Goes, Helga Baars, Daan Beeke, Corina Volcinschi, Jelle Vennik