This year BCBF offers several events dedicated to discussions on reading:
26 March – 2 PM Unidentified objects? Reading, books and apps. Four years of the Transbook Children's Literature on the Move project, a reflection on how reading is changing in the digital era through AR technology, apps and digital tools. Moderator Hamelin Associazione Culturale Speakers Sylvie Vassallo, Director Salon du livre et de la Presse Jeunesse de Montreuil ; Sophie Van der Linden, critic.
26 March – 3 PM How to make Europe read again. EURead, the European network for reading promotion and literacy, invites all interested participants from publishing houses, authors and individuals to join a panel discussion on "How to make Europe read again". Moderator Dr Joerg F. Maas, CEO Stiftung Lesen and Chairman EURead Speakers Ulrika Caperius, Senior editor and project manager; Bonnier Carlsen Marcin Skrabka, Owner, goodbooks.pl
27 March – 9 :30 AM Éloge de la lecture. Reading as a private and public space. An event focused on reading and readers. This is an important issue for IBBY Italy, a non-profit organization committed to bringing children the opportunity to read books. The event will be a place for reflection on reading as a private and collective space, a time for exploring and listening; a space for reflection on reading and readers, merging different competences to talk about school and society. Moderator Nicoletta Gramantieri, Ibby Italia board; Speakers Michèle Petit, anthropologist; Bernard Friot, author; Marta Marchi, professor ; Della Passarelli, publisher. The meeting is introduced by Silvana Sola, president of IBBY Italia.
28 March – 11:30 AM European literacy network: best practices in reading. Cepell (Centre for Books and Reading) undertakes its research project in order to find the best international practices for reading. In cooperation with experts in this field and director of European projects "EU High Level Group of Experts on Literacy" and "ELINET European Literacy Network”, the meeting will focus on different ways to promote reading, also focusing on the evolution of reading in Europe and on teacher training. Speakers FLAVIA CRISTIANO (Cepell), RENATE VALTIN (Humboldt University Berlin), CHRISTINE GARBE (University of Cologne), TIZIANA MASCIA (University of Bolzano) Organized by CEPELL.
For further information take a look at the general programme