COST ACTION: About the Project

COST is the first and widest European intergovernmental framework for transnational Cooperation in Science and Technology. It enables break-through scientific developments leading to new concepts and products and thereby contributes to strengthening Europe’s research and innovation capacities.

The aims of COST Action 151401 are to develop an integrated approach to literacy across Europe, to create a comprehensive framework of developmental aspects of literacy and education in a digital world and to further improve literacy technologies. The main objective of this Action is to secure a European Literacy Network (ELN, that builds upon existent reading and writing research communities. The ELN is coordinating a global European response to the challenges of the on-going digital revolution.

The work within the framework of the Action is realized via three Working Groups: An Integrated and Inclusive Approach to Foundational Literacy Across Europe” (WG1), “Developmental Aspects of Literacy and Education in a Digital World” (WG2), and “Improving Literacy Technologies” (WG3).

COST Action 151401 involves 33 COST Countries (Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, FYR Macedonia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom), 10 International Partner Countries (Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, New Zealand, South Korea, Taiwan, USA, Zambia), and 3 Near Neighbor Countries (Albania, Belarus, Ukraine). Ukraine is represented by Prof. T. Yakhontova, Ivan Franko National University of L’viv. She took part in the ELN Inaugural Conference (Prague, Czech Republic, November 2015) and made there a presentation on the genres of undergraduate writing at Ukrainian universities.