Promoting Reading: Experience and Ideas from the Baltic

Promoting Reading: Experience and Ideas from the Baltic

11 Apr 2018, 11:30 - 12:30

Children's Hub

Reading is a fundamental skill everyone needs in order to find their way in the world, to compete in the job market market, and be a part of society. One of the most effective ways to promote reading skills is to involve children, young people and families in reading and develop their interest in literature. It's a challenge, especially as people are confronted with a constant flow of information from online information, social media, and apps at almost every step. However, there is some encouraging news: Eurostat research from 2014 says that 68% of Europe's inhabitants read books regularly, and that 31% go to the library. This shows that reading books is a popular way for people spend their free time.


In order to promote reading skills and an interest in literature and books, all three Baltic countries are implementing initiatives for promoting reading skills. These initiatives are being done at the state level, by NGOs, and also with private initiatives.


 At the seminar, each of the Baltic countries will present activities for promoting reading that have been designed for different audiences in order to involve them in reading, boost their imagination, and develop a joy for reading in an era of new challenges.



  • Daniel Hahn


    Writer, editor and translator

    Daniel Hahn is a writer, editor and translator with fifty-something books to his name. His work has won him the Blue Peter Book Award, the...

  • Triin Soone



    Estonian Children’s Literature Centre

    Triin Soone is the director of the Estonian Children’s Literature Centre, which collects, preserves, and offers opportunities to engage with...

  • Silvija Tretjakova



    Children’s Literature Centre

    Silvija Tretjakova is head of the Children’s Literature Centre (1998) the only institution of such profile in Latvia, which focuses on children’s...

  • Rūta Elijošaitytė-Kaikarė


    Director of Public Organization

    Time to Read

    Rūta Elijošaitytė-Kaikarė has been working in Lithuania Literature field since 2005. The beginning was as the Volunteer in the Book of the Year...

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