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10 Jun 2013
On June 6 and 7, the NPLD held its annual General Assembly and Steering Committee in Bilbao, in which members discussed the Network’s lines of action and the work to be developed over the next following months.
10 Jun 2013
On 3 June, the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization, UNESCO, and the Government of Catalonia signed an agreement to cooperate in the fields of education, cultural and linguistic diversity and sciences as drives of sustainable development.
09 Jun 2013
Guide on language use observation launched at the NPLD General Assembly in Bilbao On the occasion of the NPLD’s General Assembly meeting in Bilbao on June 6, the NPLD launched the Guide to Language Use Observation, a report aimed at measuring the health and vitality of the Basque language by using street observation methods.
31 May 2013
Civil society language associations gather to demand ratification of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages by France
Hundreds of civil society associations working in the field of language promotion gathered at the 5th World Forum on Human Rights, which took place in Nantes (France) on May 24, to demand that the French State ratify the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages, the only legally-binding international instrument aimed at promoting Europe’s linguistic minorities.
24 May 2013
After two days of intense meetings, commissions, negotiations and 112 amendments, the Corsican Assembly voted on May 17 in favor of making the Corsican language co-official along with French in the island of Corsica
24 Apr 2013
Mr François Alfonsi, Member of the European Parliament belonging to the European Free Alliance/Greens, presented yesterday his draft Report on Endangered Languages and Linguistic Diversity in the European Union, which emphasized the urgent need to protect Europe’s linguistic heritage.
The NPLD acts to share best practice in language planning and to set up joint, funded language projects between its members.