Welcome to the ForwArd Portal

This portal is maintained by a European consortium and supported by the Grundtvig 4 action of the Socrates Programme.

Our objective is to create a durable European network in the area of adult literacy, with special focus on reading and writing difficulties in adult learners.

The educators and institutions forming part of this network are networking by exchanging their expertise in facilitating the learning processes of adults with reading and writing difficulties, and teaching educators and counsellors how to diagnose and guide these adult students. This portal is a contribution towards a Europe-wide approach that will ensure a better access to lifelong learning for adults reading and writing difficulties.

The Forward Trainer project is one result of the work done in the Forward network. This project will produce a short awareness course for those who are likely to be in contact with people who have reading and writing difficulties. A manual for the course is now being produced and the whole course will go though test runs before the course and manual will finally be published in the Forward portal pages.

If you are a researcher, teacher, social worker, or are otherwise interested in the field of adult literacy, you are part of our target group. We invite you to read the information, articles on good practice, and study visit reports that have been published in these pages, to suggest interesting links, and to contribute with your questions and comments in the open Discussion Forum.