ELINET Sessions at 20th European Literacy Conference in Madrid

The European Literacy Policy Network ELINET was coordinated from 2014 to 2016 by the University of Cologne under the direction of Prof. Dr. Christine Garbe (Institute for German Language and Literature II) as an EU project with a budget of € 4 million.

ELINET strives to improve literacy policies in all member countries, reduce the number of children, young people and adults with low literacy skills in Europe, and help increase reading skills and reading for pleasure.

For the 20th European Literacy Conference in Madrid (3 to 6 July 2017), the team around Prof. Garbe organized a two-day section with 12 events presenting the results of ELINET to a large European audience. During the conference, the European ELINET Association was formally established as a non-profit association, in which all actors of reading and writing research and promotion will be able to network internationally.

Tuesday 4th July 2017

Literacy and Integration - Challenges – and some solutions
Chair: Viv Bird, ELINET Transitional Committee, England

Re-Thinking Literacy.  Literacy and Education in the Digital Age
Chair: Daan Beeke, Stichting Lezen, Netherland

(Yves Punie)

(Felix Serrano Delgado)

Shaping the future of ELINET. Building a new network of Literacy Experts in Europe
Chair: Christine Garbe, University of Cologne

Shaping the future (Christine Garbe)

The European Declaration of the Right to Literacy – How can we ensure it is implemented?
Chair: Renate Valtin, University Berlin, Germany

European Declaration of the Right to Literacy (Renate Valtin)

PISA 2015 reading literacy trends and literacy policy:  Reconsidering ELINET Country Reports
Chair: Sari Sulkunen, University of Jyväskylä

Symposium overview

(Maria de Lourdes Dionísio)

(Dominique Lafontaine)

(Gerry Shiel)

The opposite side. Comparing PISA trends in Finland and Estonia. (Sari Sulkunen)

Reconsidering Literacy in Early Childhood Education
Chair: Eufimia Tafa and George Manolitsis, University of Crete, Greece

(George Manolitsis)

(Eufimia Tafa)

(Elissavet Chlapana)

Wednesday 5th July 2017

Inspiring young “digital natives” to become readers
Chair: Daan Beeke, Stichting Lezen, Netherland

Interaction in and through books and media for young readers (Zoltan Pompor)

Inspiring digital natives to become readers (Daan Beeke) Prezi Presentation

Symposion: “Make every Teacher a Teacher of Literacy”  Teaching Disciplinary & Content Area Literacy in European Countries
Chair: Christine Garbe, University of Cologne

Looking back to where we started: Key elements of good practice for teaching struggling adolescent readers. Main findings of the ADORE project (Christine Garbe)

Disciplinary literacy in secondary education in Romania – where we are and where we are heading (Ariana Vacaretu / Maria Kovacs)

The BaCuLit programme and its adaptation for Second Language Students in Bavaria (Yvonne Hörmann, Germany)

FELA‒IDEC Symposium: Initial teaching of literacy in European countries with differing orthographies
Chair: Renate Valtin, University Berlin, Germany

(Eithne Kennedy)

(Gerry Shiel)

(Patricia Shillings)

Israel: Hebrew and Arabic (Dennis Kurzon)

(Renate Valtin)

Round Table: Implementing the European Framework of Good Practice
Chair: Viv Bird, ELINET Transitional Committee, England

Speakers Christine Garbe, Univ. of Cologne, Germany and Hanna Sauerborn, PH Freiburg, Germany

Poster session “Best Practices in Literacy Projects & Programmes”
Chair: Eleni Louloudi, Univ. of Cologne, Germany

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-Strathclyde Literacy Clinic
- boys & books;
- BaCuLit
- Booktrailer&Youngdigitalnews (Abenteuer Buch)
- Reading and Writing for Critical Thinking (ALSDGC)
- National Assessment of Basic Competences (Hungarian Reading Association)
- hora de leer (Autonomous Community of Galicia)
- Tel4ELE - Teacher Learning for European Literacy Education in Portugal

 Founding Meeting of the ELINET Association
Chair: Christine Garbe, Univ. of Cologne, Germany