FORWARD – Forum for Reading and Writing Difficulties among Adults

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

FORWARD - Forum for Reading and Writing Difficulties among Adults

Educators and institutions forming part of this network have been 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. The portal created by the project still is, after the end of the project period, a contribution towards a Europe-wide approach that will ensure better access to life long learning for adults with reading and writing difficulties.

Working method

The exchange of information has taken place in the form of study visits, exchange of examples of good practice, exchange of research articles and a continuous discussion in meetings and conferences and in the open Discussion Forum of the portal.

Target group

The target group of the network activities consisted of researchers, teachers, social workers, and others who are interested in the field of adult literacy.


The partners came from Cyprus, Malta, Latvia, Estonia, Denmark, Norway (two partners), England, Romania, Slovenia, Germany and Ireland


The portal and the network are in themselves valuable results of the project. A large final conference was organised in Romania. Forward Trainer has been a follow-up project.


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