European Reading Network EU-LE-NET

The Association Europäisches Lesenetzwerk (European Reading Network – EU-LE-NET) is a non-profit organisation which purpose is the improving of reading competences of children.  The European Reading Network works together with parents, pupils, students, on the one hand and teachers, schools, university departments, libraries, bookshops, editors, writers, on the other.

The association “Europäisches Lesenetzwerk – EU-LE-NET) has formed a large network of institutions and private persons working with children and reading: teachers, teacher trainers, experts on children’s literature, experts of reading education, librarians and publishers. The association is situated in Vienna, but has many international contacts. Some members and teachers, who cooperate with the association, produce research works, educational materials, materials how to work in school with books for children and young people. These materials are published in book form and online. The association also organises workshops, lectures, conferences and initiate reading projects.

Some members and teachers, who cooperate with the association, produce research works, educational materials, materials how to work in school with books for children and young people, which are published in book form and online. The association also organises workshops, lectures, conferences and initiates reading projects.

The expertise of the European Reading Network concerning tools like collaborative storytelling, and collaborative art making will contribute to the achievement of the goals of the project by using these and other tools to develop and implement educational activities (of both formal and non-formal education) adjusted to children’s needs.

Between 2010 and 2013, the Association was partner in two EU Comenius projects: EPBC II and EUMOF.

Accordingly, the knowledge and expertise gained from EPCB II and EUMOF Projects about European folktales, languages, literatures, cultures are highly relevant to the objectives and content of the EUROCHANGE project, as European folktales, languages, literatures, and cultures are part of our cultural heritage.

The European Reading Network has a large experience in supporting children’s voices and in protecting human rights across Europe, promoting children’s social inclusion, and fostering children’s intercultural competence. The Association is experienced in using children-inspiring-children approach.

The representatives of EU-LE-NET in the EUROCHANGE are:

Prof.  Robert Machacek, Managing Director of the European Reading Network EU-LE-NET.

He is former Director of the Austrian Book Club for young people, Member of the Youth Literature Commission of the Austrian Ministry of Education, Member of IBBY, Consultant of Schools, Teachers Pedagogical Academy, Libraries and International Editors (Europe, USA, China…) in the field of Children and Youth Literature.

The second representative of the Association Oberschulrat Edgar Grubich, Member of the board of the association European Reading Network (Europäisches Lesenetzwerk). Edgar Grubich is retired headmaster of a secondary school with musical and creative focus, former co-author of the curriculum for German Language studies for secondary schools in Austria, former co-author of educational books with German lessons focusing on reading education, former lecturer of the Pedagogic Institute of the City of Vienna.

Both representatives of EU-LE-NET are experienced in selecting books on different topics, including non-fiction books, which they recommended to use in schools giving the necessary methodological instructions about how to use the books in the classroom. The European Reading Network has supported children’s voices in protecting human rights across Europe, promoting children’s social inclusion, and fostering children’s intercultural competence.

Contact Person
Lilia Ratcheva.

Address of the Association
Schiffmühlenstr. 106/54
A-1220 Wien

Tel. 0043676 415 65 46
Robert Mchacek@hotmail.com