Europe

ILA's mission in Europe is strengthened by our national Associations, whose local activities and programs support the broad and deep network of literacy leaders in that nation. The Associations implement their mission in a variety of ways, including hosting professional learning programs, publishing research, and making available resources that educators in that nation need to be effective. Regional ILA activities are coordinated by the ILA Chapter and Region Services Department and the Federation of European Literacy Associations - FELA, formerly known as the International Development in Europe Committee (IDEC).

Contact ILA's Chapter and Region Services Department for more information about European national Associations and activities or reach out to FELA by emailing Mairin Wilson, mairin.wilson@dcu.ie or by visiting the FELA website.

Learn more about ILA's activities and projects in Europe. Contact ILA or a national Association listed below for more information.

National Associations

Austria
Austrian Literacy Association (ALA)
Österreichische Gesellschaft zur Erforschung und Förderung des Lesens und Schreibens
Founding Year: 1974
Year Chartered: 1975
Margit Böck, President
margit.boeck@mailbox.org

Belgium (French speaking)
Belgian Francophone Reading Association (BELFRA)
Association Belge Pour la Lecture- Section francophone (ABLF)
Founding Year: 1974
Year Chartered: 1975
Patricia Schillings, President
ablf@ablf.be
www.ablf.be

Belgium (Flemish speaking)
Flanders Reading Association (FLARA)
Year Chartered: 1983
Caroline Andries, President
candries@vub.ac.be

Bulgaria
Bulgarian Reading Association (BulRA)
Year Chartered: 2003
Marieta Tzvetkova, President
marieta.tzvet@gmail.com
www.bulra.org

Croatia
Croatian Reading Association
Year Chartered: 1997
Snjezana Berak, President
hcd@hcd.hr
www.hcd.hr

Czech Republic
Czech Reading Association (CzechRA)
Společnost pro podporu a rozvíjení čtenářství
Year Chartered: 2003
Radka Wildová, President
Marie Ernestová, Contact Person
m.ernestova@email.cz
www.czechra.czweb.org

Denmark
Læsepædagogen Danish Council of International Reading Association
Landsforeningen af Læsepædagoger
Year Chartered: 1950
Thomas Ais Christensen, President
tach@ucc.dk
www.laesepaed.dk

Estonia
Estonian Reading Association (EstRA)
Eesti Lugemisühing
Founding Year: 1992
Year Chartered: 1993
Mare Müürsepp, President
Mare.muursepp@tlu.ee
Kadi Lukanenok, Contact Person
kadi.lukanenok@tlu.ee
www.lugemisyhing.ee

Finland
Finnish Reading Association (FinRA)
Founding Year: 1968
Year Chartered: 1971
Ann-Sofie Selin, President
Vuokko Kaartinen, Vice-President
finrainfo@gmail.com
www.finrainfo.fi

France
Association Française Pour La Lecture (AFL)
Year Chartered: 1967
www.lecture.org

Germany
German Society for Reading and Writing
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Lesen und Schreiben (DGLS)
Founding Year: 1968
Year Chartered: 1968
Hanna Sauerborn, President
hanna.sauerborn@ph-freiburg.de
www.dgls.de

Greece
Hellenic Association for Language and Literacy (HALL)
ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗ ΕΤΑΙΡΕΙΑ ΓΛΩΣΣΑΣ ΚΑΙ ΓΡΑΜΜΑΤΙΣΜΟΥ
Year Chartered: 1995
Eufimia Tafa, President
etafa@edc.uoc.gr

Hungary
Hungarian Reading Association (HunRA)
Magyar Olvasástársaság
Founding Year: 1991
Year Chartered: 1992
Ildikó Szabó, President
www.hunra.hu

Iceland
Icelandic Reading Association
Íslenska lestrarfélagið
Year Chartered: 1993
Hildur Heimisdóttir, Chairperson
lestrarfelagid@gmail.com

Ireland
Literacy Association of Ireland
Cumann Litearthachta na hÉireann
Year Chartered: 1978
Regina Dunne, President
Tara Concannon Gibney, FELA rep
Máirín Wilson, FELA Chairperson
info@literacyireland.com
www.literacyIreland.com
@LiteracyIRL

Israel
Israel Reading Association
Year Chartered: 1968
Shlomo Alon, President
Shlomoalon11@gmail.com

Italy
Associazione Literacy Italia
Founding Year: 2017
Tiziana Mascia, President
tizianamascia@tizianamascia.it
www.literacyitalia.it (under construction)

Latvia
Latvian Reading Association
Year Chartered: 1993/2004 renewed
Sandra Kalnina, President
sandra.kalnina@lu.lv
www.iac.edu.lv

Lithuania
Lithuanian Association for Reading and Cultural Literacy
Skaitymo ir kultūrinio raštingumo asociacija
Year Chartered: 2012
Rūta Elijošaitytė, Chairperson
rutaeli@gmail.com

Luxembourg
Luxembourg Reading Association
Association Luxembourg Pour La Lecture
Charles Berg, President
charles.berg@uni.lu

Macedonia (FYROM)
Reading Association of Macedonia (MaRA)
Asocijacija na Makedonija za Citanje
Year Chartered: 2005
Anica Petkoska, President
anicapetkoska@gmail.com

The Netherlands
Reading Association in the Netherlands (RAIN)
Year Chartered: 1990
Jeroen Clemens, President
jeroencl@gmail.com

Portugal
Portuguese Association for Literacy
Littera – Associação Portuguesa para a Literacia
Year Chartered: 1997
M. Lourdes Dionísio, President
dionisio.lourdes@gmail.com
littera-apl.org

Romania
Romanian Association for Reading and Writing for Critical Thinking (RO RWCT Association)
Asociaţia Lectura şi Scrierea pentru Dezvoltarea Gândirii Critice România
Founding Year: 2002
Year Chartered: 2008
Ariana-Stanca Văcăreţu, President
ariana.vacaretu@gmail.com

Russia
Reading Association of Russia (RAR)
Русская Ассоциация Чтения
Year Chartered: 2010
Natalia N. Smetannikova, President
nataly.smetannikova@yandex.ru

Slovakia
Slovakia Reading Association
Year Chartered, 1999
Olga Zapotocna, Chair
Zapotocna@savba.sk
Zuzana Petrová, Vice Chair
zuzana.petrova@truni.sk

Slovenia
Slovenian Reading Association
Bralno društvo Slovenije
Founding Year: 1995
Year Chartered: 1997
Savina Zwitter, Chairperson
bralno.drustvo.slovenije@gmail.com
www.bralno-drustvo.si/

Slovenian Reading Badge Society
Društvo Bralna Značka Slovenije – ZPMS
Founding Year: 1960/61
Marko Kravos, President
Petra Potočnik, Contact Person
info@bralnaznacka.si
www.bralnaznacka.si/

Spain
Spanish Association for Reading and Writing
Year Chartered: 2005
Estela D’Angelo Menéndez, President
edangelo@edu.ucm.es
aele@asociacionaele.com
www.asociacionaele.com

Sweden
Swedish Council of the International Reading Association (SCIRA)
Year Chartered: 1965
Marie Kallin Frederiksson, Chair
Ulla-britt Persson, Vice Chair
ulla-britt.persson@liu.se
www.scira.nu

Switzerland
Swiss Reading Forum
Leseforum Schweiz – Forum suisse sur la lecture
Year Chartered: 1992
Dieter Isler, President
Dieter.isler@mac.com
Therese Salzmann
thsalzmann@bluewin.ch
www.leseforum.ch

United Kingdom
United Kingdom Literacy Association (UKLA)
Year Chartered: 1967
Roger McDonald, President
Debra Myhill, President Elect
admin@ukla.org
www.ukla.org

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