RaPAL Looks Wider
We are delighted to announce that RaPAL will be part of the newly formed European Network of National Literacy Organisations (ELINET). This umbrella organisation has been formed following recommendations in the 2012 Report of the European High Level Expert Group on Literacy (EHLG) and aims to gather evidence on literacies policies; facilitate the exchange of expertise and good practice; and support organisations in campaigning to raise awareness of the importance of literacy across a range of policy areas.
There are 80 European organisations involved to varying degrees, with a number from the UK. Work streams will include adult literacy, early childhood & primary schools (including family literacy) and adolescents. We hope that with RaPAL members’ particular focus on literacies research and practice that we will have much to offer and this will open up opportunities for RaPAL members and establish new working links across Europe. More details will follow for members in due course.