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.

Read the full length of the European Declaration of the Right to Literacy.