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Welcome to the Website of the Federation of European Literacy Associations (FELA). FELA AISBL was established in Namur, Belgium in November, 2008. Click here to read about the purposes of FELA.

Who Are We? The members of FELA are national literacy associaitons in countries in or near Europe. Click here for a list of member associations.

European Policy Network of National Literacy Organisations. The EU has issued a call for proposals for a European Policy Network. Click here for details. Click here for presentation by Renate Valtin on how FELA and IDEC can contribute to a proposal.

Results of PIRLS International Assessment of Reading Literacy in Fourth Grade Released.
The results of the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) 2011 were released in December 2012. Click here for access to the PIRLS 2011 report. Click here for presentation by FELA PISA/PIRLS Task Force.

IRA Reading Hall of Fame.
Greg Brooks of the United Kingdom Literacy Association (UKLA) was inducted into the Reading Hall of Fame May 10, 2011, at the IRA Annual Convention at Orlando, Florida. Click here for more.

EU Report on Reading Literacy. The Eurydice report, Teaching Reading in Europe: Context, Policies and Practice, was released on July 11th, 2011. Click here for the full report. And click here for the summary report.

PISA 2012 Reading Literacy Results Published
The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) released the results of the 2012 Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) on December 3, 2013. PISA 2012 included tests of print reading and digital reading. 65 countries/economies took part. Cliick here for more. . .

EU High-level Expert Group Report on Reading Literacy.

The European Commission has appointed a high-level expert group on literacy, to be charied by Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands. The group includes FELA representative Renate Valtin and incoming chair Greg Brooks. The Group's report was be issued in September, 2012. Click here to read the report. Click here for EU link. Click here for presentation by Greg Brooks about the Report.

Best Practices for Enhancing Literacy.
The Report of the High-level Expert Group included some examples of practices for enhancing literacy. Click here for some additional examples of best practice, assembled by Renate Valtin, a member of the High-level Expert Group.

FELA Literacy Research Grant (2012-14).
At its meeting in Reykjavik, Iceland, on June 16th, 2012, the FELA GA ratified the awarding of a grant of €3,000 to a group from Crete, Greece, led by Popi Kassotaki-Psaroudaki, Maria Ampartzaki and Nikolaos Dovros for their project, A Distance Education Course for Professional Development Regarding the Instructional Approach of Informational Texts in Preschool Education.

SurveyLang - the European Survey of Foreign Language Competence. On June 21st, 2012, the EU published Executive Summary, Final Report and Technical Report for the EU Survey of Foreign Language Competence. Click here for access to reports.

International Reading Association Publication on Action Research. In September 2012, the Global Affairs Division of IRA published a new volume on Action Research. Click here to access it.




Serge Terwagne. Sadly, Serge Terwagne, Treasurer of FELA, chair of the 17th European Conference on Reading, and President of L'Association Belge pour la Lecture, passed away in September, 2011. Click here for un hommage a Serge.

19th European Conference on Reading - Klagenfurt, Austria.
The 19th European Conference on Reading will take place on July 14-17, 2015 on the theme Literacy in the New Landscape of Communication: Research and the Everyday. Click here for preliminary information.

18th European Conference on Reading - Jönköping, Sweden.
The 18th European Conference on Reading took place on August 6-9, 2013 on the theme New Challenges - New Literacies.

17th European Conference on Reading - Mons, Belgium,
took place in August 2011. Click here for information on how to order the Conference Proceedings.

Recherche: Entrée dans l’écrit à l’école enfantine fribourgeoise : Résumé et perspectives
. Par Elisabeth Ansen Zeder et Christiane Joye-Wicki. Cliquez ici.






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