Posted by: bluesyemre | October 10, 2019

#EURead Europe Reads


In Europe today, more than 73 million adults are illiterate. This is no surprise when you consider that over 1 in 10 students across the continent drop out of school. Forecasts suggest this will lead to a 30% increase in low skilled jobs by 2020. Helping children to develop a love of reading can change this story.

Why Reading is relevant for Europe

Reading and literacy are vital for all citizens in Europe. The ability to read is a prerequisite for education, personal development, integration, participation in society and economic growth in today’s media-led and culturally diverse society. Furthermore, reading trains everyone to understand complex facts and circumstances, which is essential in forming democratic behaviour. In order to address this challenge, EURead, the European network for reading and literacy agencies, and its members in all major European member-states, have developed programs and campaigns to raise the profile of reading and literacy.

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