Fryske Akademy – Mercator Research Centre*

Name of organisation

Fryske Akademy - Mercator Research Centre

Fryske Akademy


The Netherlands

Type of Organisation

Associate Member

Short note on organisation background

The Fryske Akademy is the research centre concerning the Dutch province of Fryslân and its people, its language and its culture.

Its research focuses on the language and history of Fryslân/Frisian community and is home to ‘Mercator: European Research Centre on Multilingualism and Language Learning’. The centre, funded by the provincial government, focuses on research and policy in multilingualism. Other elements of Mercator are an experts’ database in multilingualism, a series of Regional Dossiers describing the position of lesser-used languages in education, and a series of language fact sheets giving brief overviews of language diversity in the current and new EU Member States.

Fryske Akademy – Mercator Research Centre have a seat in the NPLD Steering Committee.


Cor van der Meer, manager


Telephone: +31 (58)213 14 14


Doelestraat 8, 8911 DX, Leeuwarden (The Netherlands)

Postal address:  PO Box 54, 8900 AB, Leeuwarden (The Netherlands)

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