The final or dissemination conference of the Comenius project which took place in Budapest on the 11th and 12th of February. The project “Common European Framework of Reference for Visual Literacy: CEFR_VL” originated from the 2012/13 ENViL network. It was financially supported by the European Union since 2014 and found its conclusion in this meeting. More than 30 international experts and 60 Hungarian teachers came to the meeting that had been wonderfully prepared by Gabriella Pataky. They experienced an intense day of ideas and inspiration.
After the welcome, initially Ernst Wagner presented the main contents of the project. He emphasized that the now presented prototype of the reference frame is a tool and not a new regulation. It allows to determine and display the own specific approaches in comparison to a common reference point (the framework). This means, that it does not prescribe, but provides a useful tool. But – and this is so far unique in the history of our respective subjects in Europe – this framework of reference was drawn up in transnational European cooperation, and on the basis of an empirical survey of European curricula. The main results can be found on this website. Moreover, they are presented in detail in a book, which will be released in June 2016 Waxmann (Münster / New York).