READ is a 20-month capacity building project dealing with youth, literacy and social inclusion. It involves 5 partners: 3 from Europe (CSC DaniloDolci – Italy, RIS Mansion Rakičan – Slovenia, Amadeus Association– Austria), 1 from Asia (JRP – India) and 1 from Africa (ITF from Kenya).

The project, co-financed by the Erasmus+ programme-KA2 Capacity building in the field of youth, aims at promoting reading among young people in an integrated and creative manner. Through local and mobility activities, READ addresses the problem of illiteracy, the risk of school dropout and the lack of interest that young people have towards education and reading. It stimulates the interest in reading as a way to open up the imagination, using non-formal methodologies, offering cultural and creative activities.

Our results

  • Promoted and improvied quality of youth work to engage with young people in learning, by supporting the development of creative-reading environments to fight against literacy and risk of early school leaving.
  • Enhanced socio-professional development of youth
  • Improved achievement of key competences of young people at risk of social exclusion, poverty and marginalization.
  • Promoted open and innovative education, training and youth work thanks to the creation of an OER.
  • Boosted networking and promoted cooperation among youth organizations from Programme and Partner countries.

Our activities


International Training Course on Reading and Creativity for non-formal education in Palermo (Italy)


Local educational activities for young people in all partner countries


Job shadowing in all partner countries


READ International Workshop and Festival in Vienna (Austria)

Our methodology

Our activities have been based on the active involvement and learning of participants encouraged through non-formal activities.

Culture, creativity, art and non-formal education have been at the core of all the activities implemented to increase the imagination, creative thinking and pleasure to reading among all the people involved.

Our target

The main actors of READ activities have been youth leaders, young people interested in the project’s topics and with education/artistic background and young people with fewer opportunities. Through the local activities and the workshops they gained more awareness on the importance of reading and new tools to foster their peers and local communities’ interest in it.