News overview

What happened in 2023? The EURead network’s review

A lot has happened for EURead in 2023. We welcomed new members Libranda (Spain), Kitabistan (Azerbaijan), the Universal Reading Foundation (Poland) and the Reading Foundation (Bulgaria) and grew to 35 member organisations from 23 countries.  You can read about their good work at our newly launched website – the launch of it was another highlight of […]

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PISA 2022: a Call for Action by EURead

The OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2022 results were announced on December 5th 2023. Nearly 700,000 15-year-old students in 81 countries were tested on mathematics, reading and science. The 8th edition, with a focus on maths, was also the first to collect data on student performance, well-being and equity before and after the COVID-19 pandemic. In this article we summarize […]

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Day of European Authors: An Open letter to Commissioner Iliana Ivanova

European Commission Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth Commissioner Iliana Ivanova 15.11.2023 Dear Commissioner Ivanova, First of all, I would like to congratulate you for becoming Commissioner for Education,Youth, Sports and Culture – one of the key responsibilities to shape the Europe of tomorrow. We wish you and your team lots of success and a […]

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EURead supports the Ljubljana Manifesto on Higher-Level Reading 

Issued on the 10th of October 2023 at a special press conference in the capital of Slovenia, the Ljubljana Manifesto on Higher Level Reading highlights the importance of book reading in the digital age. Higher-level reading exercises metacognition and cognitive patience, expands our conceptual capacities, trains cognitive empathy and perspective-taking. These social skills are indispensable […]

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Bulgaria Hosts the 2023 Annual General Meeting of EURead

On June 5th and 6th, 2023, Sofia will host this year’s general meeting of EURead, the literacy network, which will take place outside Brussels for the first time. Under the motto ‘Literacy across Europe: Reading is the Key,’ the summit will bring together leading experts from 20 countries, specializing in literacy, reading promotion, education, publishing, and […]

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EURead visits the Bologna Chidren’s Book Fair

On April 8th, 2023, EURead organised a panel discussion at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair. Panelists from the Global Network for Early Years Bookgifting discussed a range of topics. The panelists were: Emmi Jäkkö (Lukukeskus, Finland), Lotte Baert (Iedereen Leest, Flanders), Marijke Bos (Stichting Lezen, Netherlands) and Julia Norrish (Book Dash, South Africa). The panel […]

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Annual General Meeting 2023

On June 5th and June 6th, our Annual General Meeting will take place in Sofia, Bulgaria. Our member Detski Knigi Foundation is hosting this meeting. The venue will be the European Commission premises in Sofia. Our member Detski Knigi Foundation is hosting this meeting. The venue will be the European Commission premises in Sofia. Agenda:  Monday, […]

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Statements by Norwegian Government Officials

“The ability to read is a requirement for participation in society, acquire knowledge, education, personal development and integration. Not only does reading provide entertainment and good experiences, but it is absolutely essential for being able to develop a critical sense.” — Anette Trettebergstuen, Ministry of Culture and Equality

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Early Reading Forum Lithuania

The Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania invites you to participate in the Early Reading Forum. It is a yearly event by the National library that aims to promote a professional and credible message on the benefits of early reading. The event is meant for parents, future parents and experts working with the reading education of […]

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