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Centre Ressources Illettrisme (CRI) - Region Paca, France

The CRI,  Literacy Resource Centre of the region Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, is an independent non-profit organization founded in 1997.  Its mission is to provide pedagogical and technical support to all persons, professionals and volunteers,  involved in actions for children that aim at the prevention of illiteracy and those teaching adults that are learning or re-learning the basic skills (trainers, managers of organizations in the primary and the continuing educational level, political decision makers, local unit staff etc.). The CRI aims at improving the access to information and documentation regarding: the knowledge and analysis of illiteracy; the educational organizations acting in the field; the existing pedagogical and documentary resources. The CRI also contributes to the professionalization of all personnel involved in teaching of basic skills by organizing training programmes given by specialists in the field, and carries out different projects that may include research, analysis and publication.

Areas of Specialization:

Adult education, Education, Further training, Life skills, Lifelong learning, Literacy

User Profile:

Trainers; teachers; students; political decision makers

Contact Information


3, cours Joseph Thierry
13001, Marseille

(+33–4) 9108 4989
(+33–4) 9108 7836
Contact person:
Gudny Vidarsdottir, Documentalist

Basic Institutional Data:

Founded in:
Laurence Buffet
Information staff:
Countries Served:
Region Provence, Alpes, Côte d’Azur
Working Languages:


Books and Documents:
Periodicals recieved p.a.:
Multimedia materials:
20 pedagogical software; 30 DVDs

Methods of Data Management

Cataloging Rules
Classification System
Adapted from the one used by the Comité de liaison pour la promotion des migrants et des publics en difficulté d’insertion
Indexing Tool
Thesaurus Form’inser de la formation et insertion des migrants et des publics peu qualifiés
Database Software

Services and Special Activities

Information Services Provided

Bibliographies; presentation of pedagogical tools; publications of proceedings; regional observations and analysis in the field of literacy

Publications Produced

(2010) Y a-t-il des inégalités entre hommes et femmes face aux situations d’illettrisme ?  Actes de la journée d’étude et de réflexion du 22 octobre 2009. Organisée par le CRI PACA et TELEMME, 68 p.
(2009) Buffet, L., CRI PACA : Illettrisme, maîtrise des savoirs de base et de la langue française en PACA. Synthèse autour des indicateurs 2007, 16 p.
(2008) Dantzer F. : Usage des technologies de l'information et de la communication en formation de base et en formation linguistique, 119p
(2007) Arnodo J., Dantzer F.: Maîtrise des savoirs de base dans le TPE-PME de la région PACA, synthèse du suivi du dispositif AGEFOS-PME, 18p
(2006) Frey Mff., Mossaing H., Argo Ingénierie: Conditions de réussite d’une action de formation à visée parentale, T1 : 64p + T2 : 27p
(2006) Dantzer F., Dugier E., Roux S.: Accompagnement des opérateurs et encadrants du programme Protection Judiciaire de la Jeunesse, D.R.P.J.J., 111p
(2005) Castan C.: Du désir d’apprendre au désir de lire : compte rendu d’expériences, juillet 2005, 48p.
(2005) Milliard S.: L’illettrisme en région PACA : impact des savoirs de base sur l’insertion professionnelle, janvier 2005, 122p.

Special Activities

The documentation centre holds books about education and training, pedagogy and literacy as well as pedagogical tools (in printed and electronic form) for adult basic education. The CRI – Region Paca staff helps with the implementation of projects regarding literacy thad include the use of new technologies in adult basic education, the promotion of litterature and reading in adult basic education and in prisons. CRI publishes on line the directory regarding literacy in the Paca region. It contains the addresses and the actions of associations and organisations in charge of adult basic education dealing with literacy.

Other material

Role envisaged within the Network of Networks

To inform on the pedagogical tools that are used in adult basic education. To inform on the places where associations are active at the regional level.