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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, the capital city of Estonia.



The six Conference Themes for the Conference entitled "Searching for a Common Language" are based on the 11 conditions from the European declaration of the Right to Literacy
Theme 1: Early literacy and intervention
Theme 2: Qualified literacy teachers and instruction
Theme 3: Digital competences and literacy
Theme 4: Literacy environments and libraries
Theme 5: Equal access to literacy and support to students with special needs
Theme 6: Lifelong development of literacy skills


Important dates

Abstract submission deadline 15 September, 2019
Early Bird registration until 15 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

Registration, Conference

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 Harju county

Half day excursion to education institutions and sightseeing in Paide


Tuesday, January 21th

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



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Event organizers

The event is organized by the Estonian Reading Association

in cooperation with the Federation of European Literacy Associations

and in cooperation with Tallinn University


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.