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 was 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 were, in particular, interested in feedback that is helping 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.