Apply for workshop participation!

Registration for the Workshop is now open! Last day to submit your application is 3 March 2014. A reply will be sent out on 2 April 2014.

Who can apply?

The Workshop is open to librarians and staff working in the field of adult literacy, from countries participating in the EU funded Lifelong Learning Programme. Librarians and other library workers are a prioritised group, especially those with earlier experience within the field of adult literacy, and/or with ambitions to initiate a programme in accordance to the subjects of the workshop.

The Workshop is free of charge for participants. Bibliotek Botkyrka is also responsible for travel and subsistence costs for participants coming from another country in Europe than Sweden, including hotel accommodation and two-way flight tickets to Stockholm.

How do I apply?

The provided link is to the application form for the Adult illiteracy and second language perspectives: Towards a public library collaboration in Europe.

To apply to the Workshop please download the application form to your computer and fill it out. Print out the completed application and sign with your name at the assigned space. Scan the now signed and completed application form, and send it to us at functionilliteracy@botkyrka.se.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to send us an email with your query!

The topic of the Workshop in Botkyrka

The majority of the functionally illiterate adults in Europe use the language of instruction – that is, the languages of the different official school systems – as their first language. However, changes in Europe’s demographic composition makes it increasingly important to discuss second language aspects of all literacy related issues. In order to narrow down the scope, the Workshop in Botkyrka will therefore have a second language approach to functional illiteracy. Its focus will be on library work that relates to basic literacy skills among adults with first languages other than the majority language in the country where they live. Special attention will be paid to literacy problems among adults that stem from a lack of professionally led schooling during childhood.