MIME Event for policy makers:
Mobility and Inclusion in Multilingual Europe (MIME) – A preview of research results
27 April 2017 – Fondation Universitaire – Brussels, Belgium
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he MIME project answers the Commission's request for analysis and practical orientations regarding the handling of individual and societal multilingualism in a time of change. The project presents several notable features. In particular, it is focused on the public policy aspects of multilingualism, and aims to provide useful conceptual tools, helping decision makers to weigh the pros and cons of various strategies for handling the multilingual challenge in a variety of contexts. It is also deeply interdisciplinary and combines the inputs of no less than ten different disciplines.
This event is primarily destined for people whose work in politics, policy or administration leads them to ponder the advantages and drawbacks of alternative language policy choices. We are, in particular, interested in feedback that will help us to efficiently fine-tune, for the benefit of users, communication about research-backed language policy tools in order to make them as accessible and useful as possible.

Agenda

15.30
Arrival of participants
16.00
Welcome and Introduction: The MIME Vademecum concept
16.15
Sample questions from the MIME Vademecum - Novel approaches to Europe’s multilingual challenge
17.30
General discussion and feedback: Policy needs from the terrain
18.00
Concluding remarks
18.10
Drinks
19.00
End of meeting

The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Community's Seventh Framework Programme under grant agreement No. 613334 (Project MIME).