The Reading Nest was awarded the title of the best European reading project of 2007.


The Reading Nest project has brought Estonia fame abroad as well, being awarded the International Reading Association Award for Innovative Reading Promotion in Europe, which is issued every two years.

It was specifically emphasised that the project is grounded in contemporary, research-based views on the development of literacy and motivation, and the importance of free reading in the process. The project is particularly recognised for its sustainability and the method for dissemination of ideas, which has enable it to reach hundreds of teachers in a very short timeframe and with rather limited resources.

Project manager Maili Liinev and Chair of the Estonian Reading Association Meeli Pandis presenting the Reading Nest project in Croatia in 2005.