The six Conference Themes are based on the 11 conditions from the European declaration of the Right to Literacy
Theme 1: Early intervention
Condition 1: Young children are encouraged at home in their language and literacy development.
Condition 2: Parents receive support in helping their children’s language and literacy development.
Condition 3: Affordable high-quality preschool, or kindergarten, fosters children’s language and emergent literacy development through play.
Theme 2: Qualified teaching
Condition 4: High-quality literacy instruction for children, adolescents and adults is regarded as a core goal for all educational institutions.
Condition 5: All teachers receive effective initial teacher education and professional development in literacy teaching and learning in order to be well prepared for their demanding tasks.
Theme 3: Digital competences
Condition 6: Digital competence is promoted across all age groups including critical and creative use of digital media.
Theme 4: Literacy environments
Condition 7: Reading for pleasure is actively promoted and encouraged.
Condition 8: Libraries are accessible and well resourced.
Theme 5: Students with special needs
Condition 9: Children and young people who struggle with literacy receive appropriate specialist support.
Theme 6: Lifelong development of literacy skills
Condition 10: Adults are supported in developing the literacy skills and knowledge necessary for them to participate fully in society.
Condition 11: Policy-makers, professionals, parents and communities work together to ensure equal access to literacy by closing the gaps in social and educational levels.