LIT3 - Literacy Cubed - Focus on Roma families

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Country/partner countries
Romania, Slovakia, United Kingdom, Montenegro

Project lead partner/organization and contact person (e-mail, links) project website
Consortiul International LSDGC

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Project information – start and end date (if available)
December 2013 – November 2015

Summary (goals and purposes of the project)
Lit3 aims to develop and advocate for effective policies that promote family literacy (reading and health literacy) for and in Roma communities with a view to raising Roma children’s attainment level in general education and improving Roma adults’ literacy skills.

More specifically, we aim to:
1. provide the evidence base for generating effective policies that promote family literacy by developing and piloting a Roma family literacy programme;
2. develop local strategies to promote and implement family literacy programmes in Roma communities in three locations (Cluj-Napoca, Romania; Podgorica, Montenegro; Dolny Kubin, Slovakia);
3. engage key local stakeholders in promoting and implementing effective policies for Roma family literacy, and in the valorisation of the project results;
4. design a curriculum and a delivery model for a Family Literacy Programme (reading literacy and health literacy) which focus on primary school children and their parents and grandparents;
5. provide health literacy promotion materials for healthcare units/ surgeries in disadvantaged communities;
6. raise the awareness of the essential role of family literacy as a tool for improving children’s school success.
7. disseminate and valorise the project results.

Results of the project
• Research report (February 2015)
• Policy brief (August 2015)
• Stakeholders’ engagement in developing and implementing effective local family literacy policies (August 2015)
• Curriculum for family literacy (reading and health literacy) programme (January 2015)
• Learning materials for family literacy programmes in local languages (November 2014)
• Information material (flyer) about health literacy (August 2015)
• Final conference (3 – 5 September 2015)
• Policy seminar (19 – 20 February 2015)
• Series of meetings of the stakeholders’ working groups (April 2014 – September 2015)
• Local roundtables for consultation (May 2015)
• Workshops for families to implement (& pilot) the family literacy programme (September 2014)
• Three local strategies for implementing the family literacy policy (October 2015)

Who will benefit from this project (target group)
Roma families

Sources of funding
Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Commission


Document - materials that incurred in the project
Needs Analysis Executive Summary
Policy Brief
Summary of the Family Literacy Programme Evaluation Report