Kick-off meeting (Palermo, Italy)

Two representatives from each organization met in Palermo in November 2016 to analyse the project’s topics and discuss about the activities’ planning, tasks and roles each one has to cover and the next steps to be taken.

All partners presented the results drawn from the research on the state of art and local context about:  literacy and reading rates; diffusion of web and social media; websites and apps for social reading; and, good practices on non-formal and creative approaches to promote reading among youngsters.

The results of these researches has been presented during a Public Lecture open to the local community.


Training Course

The training course will be held in Palermo in March 2017. It will involve six youth workers from each country who will gain new skills and knowledge on how to work with young people, in particular the ones with fewer opportunities.

Participants to the training course will learn innovative art-based methodologies to increase young people’s literacy level and to promote reading and learning among them.

Local activities

In all partner countries, three local teams of four members each will be set up. The members of the local teams will be youth workers who participated to the training course and young people interested in the project’s topics and preferably with an artistic background. The local teams will be involved in the following activities:

  • Creative-reading working laboratories: aimed at developing educational activities supporting reading through the arts
  • Local educational activities: involving local young people, in particular the ones with fewer opportunities, marginalised and at risk of school leaving. During these activities, the local teams will test the products and activities developed during the creative-reading laboratories
  • Local contest: each partner organization will organize a contest where local teams will show the results of their activities. The winning team will participate to the International workshop and festival

Job Shadowing

Youth workers form each partner county will be involved in a 15-day mobility during which will visit the local activities of the hosting organization, discover local realities and local educational centres dealing with youngsters with fewer opportunities, exchanging good practices and promoting networking. Moreover, youth workers will support the hosting organisation in the organization of the Local Contest and take part to it as a member of the jury.

READ International Workshop and Festival (Wien, Austria)

A 7-day event consisting in:

  • 5-day workshop attended by the winning local teams who will work in multicultural and transnational teams to develop intercultural creative products and activities
  • 2-day festival to present the READ creative products and activities developed during the project lifetime