1st ELINET Conference

From 24-27 February 2014, 80 organisations from 28 countries marked the start of the European Literacy Policy Network (ELINET) in Vienna, Austria.

Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands launched the network to prevent and reduce illiteracy in Europe. Furthermore, Androulla Vassiliou, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth elucidated this major new step in a special video message. The launch of the network was organized by the network´s Coordinator, the University of Cologne (Prof. Dr. Christine Garbe, Martin Gross), in cooperation with the Austrian Book Club in Vienna. The official opening was at the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science and Research. Partner organisations consist of existing national literacy associations and foundations, policymakers, literacy centres, and other stakeholder groups working in the field. 

The participants

© Buchklub/Bubu Dujmic
The particpants of the 1st ELINET Conference

The conference programme

Vienna Programme