The European Dyslexia Association (EDA) has published a report on our survey of member organisations. The EDA has 41 member organisations in 25 European countries. The EDA Board decided to conduct a member survey in late 2020 to get a current picture of our member organisations, their interests and priorities to identify common development goals for the EDA. The survey was conducted online in late 2020 and early 2021.
The published report provides an overview of EDA’s member organisations, and outlines the issues of commonality experienced by our members. The goals of the member associations show similarities of the EDA goals at national level. The main aspects of the importance for the member associations of being a member of EDA is to share the latest information, good practice and activities and EDA is the place of the associations in Europe and at the international level. Campaigns at that level are seen as important from the perspective of the members.
From these results, it is evident that EDA’s actions and activities are in line with the member’s needs. EDA’s events provide a space for sharing information and good practices. They also provide a networking space for EDA’s member organisations and others interested in dyslexia. EDA’s lobbying efforts at the European level also seek to reinforce and support the national lobbying efforts of the members.
The EDA Board thanks our members for their participation in this survey. The valuable information gathered enables the EDA to review and develop our actions and activities ensuring they are in line with our members’ needs.