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Promoting Reading in Poland

All of Poland Reads to Kids Foundation

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The Fundacja ABCXXI (ABC Foundation) was founded in 1998 by Irena Kozminska, now its president. ABC co-operates with the Polish ministry of culture and many partners in the field of media and it is financed by donations. The foundation aims to offer long-term support to children and adults in Poland through educational, organisational and promotional activities. Since 2001, the foundation has organised a nation-wide action - “All of Poland reads to kids“. Everyone is meant to experience how important it [ ... ]  

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Das Buchinstitut Polen / Polish Book Institute

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The Polish Book Institute was founded as a government organisation by the Polish Ministry of Culture and begean working in 2004. One of its main objectives is to promote reading activities in Poland, hence it supports libraries in rebuilding their stock, organising public readings, action programmes. It is further concerned with promoting Polish literature and Plish authors outside Poland, hence it promotes them at national and international fairs but also offers financial support to translators, such as [ ... ]  

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More Information

Total population
38 383 809

Polish (official)

Literacy rate
(age 15 or over who can read)

Total: 99.7%
Male: 99.9%
Female: 99.6%

Functional illiteracy
(de facto)
no data

Educational indicators
Primary (net) enrolment: 95%
Secondary (net) enrolment: 83%
Tertiary (gros) enrolment: 68%
School life expectancy: 15.4 years

Government expenditure
11.4% goes to education

Unemployment (age 15-24)

CIA World Fact Book, Human Development Report, UNESCO Institute for Statistics, Wikipedia