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Intelligent Reading Improvement System for Fundamental and Transversal Skills Development

Objective

The project iRead4Skills has as main objectives:
• to assess and reduce reading skills gaps in low literacy adults for the development of fundamental and transversal skills by i) establishing and monitoring the relation between improvement in literacy skills and improvement in other fundamental skills (such as numeracy or ICT) and transversal skills (such as technical skills, communication skills, team-working skills, foreign language skills, customer handling skills, problem solving skills, learning skills and planning and organization skills) as well as motivation, citizenship and well-being; ii) providing an intelligent reading system that evaluates texts complexity and suggests appropriate readings according to the user literacy level. The system would also be used to assist trainers and text producers to create or adapt texts with the appropriate level of complexity with regard to their target readers.
• to support the adoption and diffusion of innovation in the way low literacy adults acquire and sustain transversal and durable skills, matching the always evolving needs of the job market, by developing and putting to work an open access system, available for both trainers and trainees, that allows for advanced digitally-enabled training and skills development.
Reading skills are fundamental to acquire technical and scientific knowledge, either in formal education and training contexts, as Adult Learning (AL), either in practical and empirical working contexts, as when companies provide written specific information and/or instructions to their workers. People with low literacy skills are less able to acquire and sustain transversal and durable skills needed to stay apace with the changing job market and to lead meaningful and complete lives.

Coordinator

UNIVERSIDADE NOVA DE LISBOA
Net EU contribution
€ 415 115,00
Address
Campus De Campolide
1099 085 Lisboa
Portugal

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Region
Continente Área Metropolitana de Lisboa Área Metropolitana de Lisboa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00

Participants (7)

UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 658 865,00
Address
Place De L Universite 1
1348 Louvain La Neuve

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Region
Région wallonne Prov. Brabant Wallon Arr. Nivelles
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
LISER - LUXEMBOURG INSTITUTE OF SOCIO-ECONOMIC RESEARCH
Luxembourg
Net EU contribution
€ 159 240,00
Address
11 Porte Des Sciences Campus Bleval
4366 Esch Sur Alzette

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Luxembourg Luxembourg Luxembourg
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
MINISTERIO DA EDUCACAO E CIENCIA
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 267 941,00
Address
Av. Infante Santo Nº2, 2º Andar
1350-178 Lisboa

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Region
Continente Área Metropolitana de Lisboa Área Metropolitana de Lisboa
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,25
UNIVERSITAT AUTONOMA DE BARCELONA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 255 737,00
Address
Edif A Campus De La Uab Bellaterra Cerdanyola V
08193 Cerdanyola Del Valles

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Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
MINDSHAKER SERVICOS INFORMATICOS, LDA
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 283 112,00
Address
Rua Dos Inventores 2829
2825 Caparica

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Continente Área Metropolitana de Lisboa Área Metropolitana de Lisboa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
INESC ID - INSTITUTO DE ENGENHARIADE SISTEMAS E COMPUTADORES, INVESTIGACAO E DESENVOLVIMENTO EM LISBOA
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 360 000,00
Address
Rua Alves Redol 9
1000 029 Lisboa

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Region
Continente Área Metropolitana de Lisboa Área Metropolitana de Lisboa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNIVERSIDAD DE SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 299 575,00
Address
Colexio De San Xerome Praza Do Obradoiro S/n
15782 Santiago De Compostela

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Region
Galicia A Coruña
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00