A global network of early childhood programmes providing free books and reading guidance to promote shared reading. The network is managed by EU Read. Many members of EU Read and of the wider network have been inspired by Bookstart in the UK.
The goal of the network is to strengthen existing early years bookgifting programmes and help organisations install new ones. We will do this by sharing resources on the website, discussing programmes in online meetings with presentations, and in due course sharing experience through webinars and in-person/offline conferences. The initial priority of the Network is to establish a well-working and stable world-wide network. We plan to meet online six times a year.