The region of West-Brabant works hard on preventing and fighting illiteracy and delays in language development. Several years ago, the partnership ‘Skills for life West-Brabant’ was established. Within this partnership, ROC West-Brabant, the libraries, Cubiss Brabant and Stichting Lezen & Schrijven work closely together. A lot of knowledge and experience is shared on a national level. In addition, we look beyond our national borders and examine best practices and approaches used by European counterparts.
Within the Erasmus+ project ‘Extending the Literacy houses approach’, Skills for life West-Brabant has recently visited partners in Norway, Ireland and Spain in order to find inspiration as to how they approach illiteracy and the improvement of language skills. In doing so, we focused on three specific topics:
On September 6th 2017, we will organise the international conference ‘Brick by brick,extending the Literacy houses approach’. During this conference, we will share our experiences as well as those of our European counterparts. The central theme of the conference focuses on the building blocks that are required for establishing and structurally embedding a successful Literacy house.
The conference will consist of a plenary morning session with lectures given by key note speakers from UNESCO, the municipality of Breda, the University of Brussels and Stichting Lezen & Schrijven. There will be a varied afternoon programme with interactive parallel workshops delivered by our partners from Norway, Ireland and Spain. You will also have the opportunity to network and to share your thoughts and questions about a variety of topics.
The official invitation with the complete programme will follow in June, but you can already register for our international conference here. Attendance is limited, so please register as soon as possible. The registration fee is €95,- per person.
This conference is organised by Nieuwe Veste, also on behalf of the libraries of West-Brabant, Kellebeek College / ROC West-Brabant and Cubiss Brabant.
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