Ministries of Education, Culture and Parliamentary Issues (Ministérios da Educação, Cultura e dos Assuntos Parlamentares)
National Reading Plan(Plano Nacional de Leitura; Ler +): is a comprehensive project to promote the development of reading and writing skills and to increase reading habits among the school population. This project involves several stakeholders, such as the local administration, scientific, cultural and educational associations, libraries and the media.
Ministry of Education(Ministério da Educação)
- School (Curriculum) Reform proposal (ongoing): provides guidelines for the key competences and framework education programme from elementary to secondary levels of education. It emphasises literacy skills in Portuguese and English, numerical literacy and the development of ICT technology skills. See also: http://www.portugal.gov.pt/pt/os-temas/escola/a-escola.aspx
National Reading Plan in co-operation with the Agency for Qualification (Agência para a Qualificação)
Ministries of Education and Culture
Directorate-General Book and Libraries (Direcção-Geral do Livro e das Bibliotecas)
Reading Promotion Programme(Programa de Promoção da Leitura): supports projects for the promotion of reading and the development of literacy skills with several public and private entities.
Reading without Borders (Leitura sem Fronteiras): supports the development of literacy in prisons.
Story Time (A Hora do Conto): story reading for children in hospitals.
The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
Reading Home(Casa da Leitura): provides theoretical and practical skills to different reading facilitators (parents, teachers, librarians).
Book Digger (Cata-Livros): this is a web-based platform to help familiarise young children with key Portuguese literary books in an entertaining and interactive fashion.
- Disseminates the Portuguese language and culture internationally and manages the Portuguese network of education abroad (from elementary to university education levels).
Littera – Portuguese Association for Literacy(Littera – Associação Portuguesa para a Literacia): promotes education and research in the area of literacy.