Le Forum Helveticum et le centre de rencontres Waldegg organisent la journée de réflexion "Les langues (s’) animent- Développer une nouvelle culture linguistique en Suisse?" le 24 mars 2015 au Schloss Waldegg, près de Soleure.
MIME deputy coordinator Laszlo Maracz has been interviewed by the Romanian-Hungarian monthly Igen, Tessék! (Yes,please), on the role, function and status of minority languages, including Hungarian in Romania.
On 28 January 2015, MIME coordinator Prof. François Grin was invited to discuss the question of 'What is the value of multilingualism - between reality and ideals' at the occasion of a related Swiss Education briefing organized by SwissCore.
Mastering multiple languages (at individual level) and making the most of linguistic diversity (at societal level) is often automatically correlated with personal empowerment, higher economic performance and cultural enrichment. But is it really so and what is needed to make this equation work?
Together with Nicoletta Mariolini, Swiss Federal Delegate for Plurilingualism, and Prof. Rolf Tarrach, former Rector of the University of Luxembourg, François Grin reflected on this question shedding light onto policy choices, economic models and concrete measures that were taken in Switzerland and Luxembourg. The discussion was then engaged with an interested audience representing a wide range of Brussels-based organisations. The presentations are available on the SwissCore website. A video will soon be made available on the SwissCore website.
The MIME team at University of Amsterdam will organize a MIME meeting coming January:
Friday 30 January 2015 from 3 p.m. till 5 p.m. Senaatskamer, Bungehuis, Spuistraat 210, Amsterdam
The programme is as follows:
What Political Theorists Need to Know about Language in the Real World Lecture by Thomas Ricento (University of Calgary) Short introduction by MIME coordinator François Grin (University of Geneva) Short introduction of MIME at UvA by László Marácz, Virginie Mamadouh and Federico Gobbo (University of Amsterdam) Closing Speech by Hugo Keizer (European Commission – The Hague) Drinks
The event is open to the public. Please register before Monday, January 5, 2015 by email to MIME research assistant Fleur Boteille email@example.com
The Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities (FCNM) constituted itself for the next four years at the 51st Advisory Committee plenary session in Strasbourg yesterday.