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CALL FOR PROPOSALS – European Policy Network of National Literacy Organisations

posted 3 Jul 2013, 00:44 by ICO Education
EAC/S05/2013 - 
The Institute of Education of the University of London would like to draw our attention to a European Commission funding opportunity to develop a European Policy Network Of National Literacy Organisations. They have been contacted by our EIPPEE partners at the Institute for Effective Education at the University of York who are interested in collaborating with European researchers to consider submitting a proposal to this funding call. 

The purpose of this call is to strengthen cross-European collaboration between foundations and associations, ministries and other organisations active in the field of literacy promotion in order to raise levels of literacy amongst children, young people and adults in Europe. The network will be supported by a grant for an action with multiple beneficiaries from the Lifelong Learning Programme, as defined in the annual work programme 2013, paragraph 4.1.4, adopted on 27 of March 2013. 

The call aims to support the establishment of one European policy network to raise awareness, gather and analyse policy information, and exchange policy approaches, good practice and promising campaigns and initiatives to promote literacy and in light of the education and training framework (‘ET 2020’) benchmark to reduce the number of low achievers in reading by 2020.

If you are interested in collaborating as a project partner, please contact Mary Sheard (mary.sheard@york.ac.uk<mailto:mary.sheard@york.ac.uk>) or 
Bette Chambers (bette.chambers@york.ac.uk<mailto:bette.chambers@york.ac.uk>) at the Institute of Effective Education. 
They are not necessarily wanting to take the lead on this, but would be very interested in collaborating with others on the bid.

Further information about the call can be found at: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:C:2013:130:0008:0010:EN:PDF