See the event on

Welcome to the homepage of the 4th Baltic Sea Conference on Literacy taking place 16-21 January, 2020! The event will be held in Tallinn, Estonia.

Early bird registration deadline has been extended until 28 October!



The conference "Searching for a Common Language" is focused on actual themes of literacy and multilingual education:

early literacy and intervention

 literacy teachers and instruction

digital competences and literacy

literacy environments and libraries

equal access to literacy and support to students with special needs

lifelong development of literacy skills


Important dates

Early Bird registration until 28 October, 2019
Late registration until 6 January, 2020 


Program Layout

Thursday, January 16th

Pre-conference: Children’s culture and literacy. Visits to museums and libraries in Tallinn

Dinner at Children`s Literature Center

Children's Literature Center (address: Pikk 73)

Friday, January 17th

Visiting schools implementing integration approach in Tallinn
Conference opening and reception

National Song Festival Grounds (address: Narva maantee 95)

Saturday, January 18th


Tallinn University (address: Narva rd. 25)

Sunday, January 19th



Tallinn University (address: Narva rd. 25)

Olde Hansa Restaurant (address: Vana turg 1)

Monday, January 20th

Post conference: study visit 
Excursion to education institutions and sightseeing in Ida-Virumaa, Narva

Half day excursion to education institutions and sightseeing in Maardu

Half day excursion to education institutions and sightseeing in Paide

Narva, Paide and Maardu tours take place at the same time. If you would like to participate, please choose one.

Tuesday, January 21th

Post conference: Participants introducing their culture and language in schools and kindergartens of Tallinn.



Click here to read more on the event's blog!



Join the event on Facebook to get up to date information! 

Newsletter subscription

If you would like to receive relevant updates regarding the 4th Baltic Sea Conference on Literacy, please leave your e-mail address here:

E-mail address


Event organizers

The event is organized by the Estonian Reading Association

in cooperation with the Federation of European Literacy Associations

and Tallinn University

and the Integration Foundation


About the project

The event has been supported by:

Enterprise Estonia has supported the Conference with 30,000€ to bring together the integration experiences in literacy with the focus on diverse student populations.