National Reading Plan

National Council for Culture and Arts.
Key objectives of the measure:

The “National Reading Plan”[1] recognizes reading as an essential tool for acquiring knowledge and learnings that can strengthen human development and access to cultural diversity, considering its contribution in cognitive and affective processes of people in the formation of aesthetic taste and the development of the imagination, the creativity and the sensitivity. Furthermore, comprises the reading as an enabling factor through which active participation of the various communities in present society, that impacts both in the educational progress as in the economic development of the country and emphasizes the value of reading as well as an expression of political will[2].

[1] This Plan is linked to the Articles 2.7, 6.2(b) and 10 of the 2005 Convention.

[2] See:


Scope of the measure:
Nature of the measure:
Main feature of the measure:

To recognize and draw attention to reading as law and practice that contributes to shorten the social and cultural gaps within the country, promoting access to various practices and supports reading throughout the life cycle and forming informed, critical, creative, reflective and participatory.

Results expected through the implementation of the measure:


The National Reading Plan establishes long-term goals, submitted then to be fulfilled until the end of 2015-2020. These translate an overview and have, for measurement, with the support of an instrument of base line. Similarly, short goals will be formulated and medium term, referring to strategic and program lines.

• Reach 100 % of Reading Regional Plans designed and implemented in each of the regions from the country.

• Increase by 10 % the population declares read books in print, for study or work or for entertainment or leisure.

• Increase of 26% to 28 % of the population declaring read books in digital format.

Financial resources allocated to implement the measure:

No information available.

Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)