ENViL members from nine European countries collaborated from 2013 to 2016 in the EU-funded project ‘Development of a Common European Framework of Reference for Visual Literacy’ (CEFR_VL). It aimed to

  • research and describe the different approaches to art education at school in Europe
  • develop a framework of reference that would encompass European diversity
  • conceptualize a model of crucial competencies based on research
  • offer a set of scales with which to differentiate these competencies
  • offer instruments for applying the CEFR_VL to daily practice in schools.

The results are published by Waxmann. >>>> Crucial parts of the book are in English, French and German, more detailed contributions are in German with English abstracts.

In the meantime the framework has proved its quality as a tool for many applications, like development of assignments, evaluation of curricula, work on concepts for museum education, teacher training, development of competence levels. Since 2016 it builds the base for working-groups dealing with specific topics, like assessment, early childhood education, competence levels, museum education, theory of artistic thinking, revision of the model.