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Wider Circle

In addition to the colleagues you will find listed on the Participant List, we are including in our discussion a Wider Circle of distance participants. If you are one of them, please add a short presentation of yourself as a comment below this. Thank you!

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  1. June 4, 2014 1:50 pm

    Dear participants in the Wider Circle,
    Here in Oslo we have been very inspired, yesterday and today, to share links to apps and OER resources for initial literacy for adults. We’re eager to start what might become one of the most important sections in the coming EPALE. Have a look at our LINKS page and see if there is anything else you would like to contribute!

  2. June 2, 2014 8:27 pm

    Hi all,
    Mary Flanagan from Ireland here I posted some information on the participants page on work we do in County Clare with migrant families.
    It is very interesting to have an instant international dimension to our work!
    Best wishes to all during the week,
    Mary

  3. June 2, 2014 6:29 pm

    Hello, this is Paul Beaulieu from The Centre for Literacy in Montreal, Canada

  4. June 2, 2014 3:36 pm

    Hi all, my name is Brian Creese and I am a colleague of David Mallows at NRDC here in London. We are very excited by our involvement with ELINET and I hope to meet many of you in person soon.

  5. June 2, 2014 1:04 pm

    Dear Ann, nice to virtual meet you (I am Romina from Intercultural Institute Timisoara / Romania), I coordinated the implementation of another workshop on the topic of literacy and I would like to share the information that you shared also to the other group – do you have some contacts that I can share? Many thanks!

    • June 2, 2014 1:44 pm

      Romina, the IREA, at the University of Timisoara, are partners in ELINET. Tomorrow I will give you an address you can write to. Graciela

    • Ann Vanden Bulcke permalink
      June 4, 2014 6:45 am

      Dear Romina, I see that David Mallows already answered your question. He leads the adult team in Elinet. But, as the network covers all fields, not only literacy for adults, also for younger people, please have a look at their website where you find the contact details of the coordinator and other interesting information.
      http://www.inspire-thinking.at/en/projekte/european-literacy-network/
      Good luck ! Ann

  6. June 2, 2014 12:54 pm

    Hello all,
    My name is David Mallows. I am director of research at the National Research and Development Centre for adult literacy and numeracy at the Institute of Education in London.Two of my colleagues here (Anne MCKeown and Irene Schwab) are in Oslo and I’m sure others will join as part of the wider circle. NRDC is an EBSN member and we also lead the adult team in ELINET, mentioned above by Ann Bulke of the EC. We work closely with Vox on adult basic skills and I am very disappointed that I couldn’t be in Oslo, but will follow things from here.

  7. June 2, 2014 12:01 pm

    Hi, Ann! Wonderful that you have joined us! Welcome! Yes, indeed, ELINET is very relevant for our group of participants. I will make sure we talk about this too! Greetings from Graciela!

  8. Ann Vanden Bulcke permalink
    June 2, 2014 7:54 am

    Hello, I am Ann. I work in the Adult Education unit in the European Commission in Brussels. I will follow now and then your activities on-line. I wish you good luck with the workshop.
    For those who do not know yet, a network of literacy professionals, ELINET, has been created. In February 2014, 80 organisations from 28 countries marked the start of ELINET, the network to prevent and reduce illiteracy in Europe. This network is the follow-up of the work of the High Level Group of Experts on Literacy who examined how to support literacy throughout lifelong learning. The launch was organised by the project coordinator (University of Köln) and the Austrian Book Club. Feel free to contact them and expand your network at European level.

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