Androulla VASSILIOU, Member of the EC in charge of Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, attends a "Europe Loves Reading" event at the KAE (Koninklijk Atheneum te Etterbeek) in Brussels, with Pascal DE SMET, Flemish Minister of Education

Type: News   Reference: i-077692   Duration: 00:03:14  Lieu: Koninklijk Atheneum te Etterbeek, Brussels
End production: 22/04/2013   First transmission: 22/04/2013
The 'Europe loves reading' campaign is an initiative of Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou, aimed at raising awareness of Europe's literacy crisis and promoting reading for pleasure. She has attended a series of reading sessions across Europe, involving children, adolescents and adults. These events often have a multilingual dimension to encourage children to read aloud in different languages and to highlight the importance of linguistic diversity.

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TIME DESCRIPTION DURATION
00:00:00 Title 00:00:05
00:00:05 Exterior view of the KAE (Koninklijk Atheneum te Etterbeek) 00:00:07
00:00:12 Arrival of Androulla Vassiliou, Member of the EC in charge of Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth in the classroom 00:00:11
00:00:23 SOUNDBITE by Androulla Vassiliou reading an excerpt of "The Link", a book by Colin Tudge (In English) 00:00:28
00:00:51 Cutaway of a student 00:00:06
00:00:57 SOUNDBITE by Androulla Vassiliou (In English) saying that: We have about 73 million adults in Europe who have very low skills, they cannot read, they cannot write, they cannot do simple arithmetic so this is a very serious problem and we are talking about Europe; we believe that this is the most advanced area in the world so what happens in Africa? What happens in Asia? In Latin America? So we said enough is enough. I appointed a high level group of seven experts led by Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands who is very interested in the subject to study all the necessary text books, studies and researches that we did and come up with some recommendations. 00:00:56
00:01:53 Student reading an excerpt of a book in front of the class( In Dutch) 00:00:22
00:02:15 Cutaway of the teacher 00:00:05
00:02:20 Cutaway of the teacher and the students 00:00:06
00:02:26 Androulla Vassiliou listening to the student's reading 00:00:06
00:02:32 SOUNDBITE by Pascal De smet, Flemish Minister of Education (In English) saying that: Do you know that the Flemmish students in the Pisa tests are the best in reading but they don't like to read.? Androulla Vassiliou: How do they manage? Pascal De smet: That is the big question.. You know the city of Pisa but do you know the Pisa results? good 00:00:28
00:03:00 Cutaway of a student 00:00:08
00:03:08 Exterior view of the KAE (Koninklijk Atheneum te Etterbeek) 00:00:06
00:03:14 End 00:00:00
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