Lire et Écrire
Reading and Writing
Ms. Sylvie Pinchart
Rue Charles VI 12
1210 Brussels, Belgium
Tel.: (0032) 2 50 27 201
Lire et Écrire has three main objectives:
- focussing public opinion and the authorities attention on adult literacy and the urgent need to combat its causes and provide solutions;
- increasing the number of literacy training centres for young people and adults;
- seeking means of creating effective structures to combat illiteracy within the French-speaking community of Belgium.
Lire et Écrire’s main activities are:
- political lobbying at federal and Community levels;
- organising campaigns to focus attention on literacy and encourage those in need, to take part in literacy training;
- coordinating events for the “International Day of Literacy” (8 September);
- promoting international relations, mainly with UNESCO, the European Union, and the Flemish-speaking community of Belgium;
- developing joint research and education methods.
Eur-alpha (2009-2013): European network for adult literacy and numeracy
Grundtvig workshops against illiteracy: Lire et Écrire Communauté française (Belgium) proposes a thematic workshop in Brussels, from 12 to 19 April 2014.
A research-action training starts from a real unsatisfactory situation a group has to face and is willing to overcome. The group of learners will have to combine two attitudes to find a solution: behaving alternately as a researcher and as an actor.
Unfortunately, this method is not frequently used in adult literacy work. It is, however, a fantastic tool linking access to basic skills and greater self-determination within a collective project.
This workshop is for European specialists in charge of basic skills courses for adults and engaged in combating illiteracy:
- literacy providers
- literacy practitioners
- heads of associations of popular education.
- Enhancing the power to take action: available in EN and FR
- The learners Manifesto: available in DE, in EN, in ES, in FR, PT, SL and in NL
- The tutors Charter: available in EN, ES, SL and FR