ELINET Country Reports

If you want to get the bigger picture of literacy in a specific European country but lack the time to plough through different international reports, read various statistics and talk to the national experts, we have good news for you!

At ELINET, literacy experts have come together and taken over this task for you. We have screened a breadth of available qualitative and quantitative research data, compiled reliable and up-to-date reports and condensed the most relevant information on literacy performance and policies into an executive summary. These reports give you the state of literacy up to the year 2016 at a glance covering:

- all age-groups
- all relevant policy areas
- all important aspects and challenges
- in every single country.

We have compiled reports on each European country where ELINET has one or more partners. For countries with marked differences in educational systems of different regions, we have produced two reports. This is the case for Belgium and the United Kingdom. For Germany, however, there is one report generalising as far as possible across the 16 federal Länder.

In most cases we publish separate Long Reports for specific age groups (Children / Adolescents and Adults), in some cases we publish Comprehensive Reports covering all age groups. Additionally, for all 30 countries, we publish Short Reports covering all age groups, containing the summary of performance data and policy messages of the Long Reports.

What we mean by certain terms and what theoretical ground we stand on in ELINET, you can read in
The Frame of Reference of the Country Reports

 

All reports refer to 4 appendices

Appendix A provides information on criteria for the choice of indicators and the chosen indicators for the pre-primary age group.

For each of these indicators Appendix B contains a table with numbers of the European countries participating in ELINET.

Appendix C has been created using the international database for PIRLS 2011 – and contains separate tables for all information reported. If countries did not participate in PIRLS 2011, data for PIRLS 2006 are referred to.

Appendix D contains this information for PIRLS 2006 data, as well as achievement data for PIRLS 2001.

 

The ELINET country reports are accompanied by a collection of good practice examples which cover all age groups and policy areas as well. These examples refer to the European Framework of Good Practice in Raising Literacy Levels of Children, Adolescents and Adults.

All examples of good practice in raising literacy levels which were approved by the ELINET experts are to be found here

 

Find the reports here:

Austria

Belgium (Flemish Community)

Belgium (French Community)

Bulgaria

Croatia

Czech Republic

Cyprus

Denmark

England

Estonia

Finland

France

Germany

Greece

Hungary

Iceland

Ireland

Italy

Lithuania

Malta

Netherlands

Norway

Portugal

Romania

Scotland

Slovenia

Spain

Sweden

Switzerland

Turkey