Co-organised with Revitalise network, the symposium will include presentations on the impact of mobility and migration on language use; the changing nature of family life and its impact for language transmission; and the role of governments and civil society organisations in language promotion.
The event will be hosted by the Wales House in Brussels (Rond Point Schuman 11) on 10th April 2019.
For more information and registrations you can send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Limited capacity.
9.30 Arrival, registration and coffee
10.00 Welcome and introduction
Sabrina Rasom, Vice-Chair, Network to Promote Linguistic Diversity
Morning session: Language revitalisation and the role of governments
10.10 Presentation: relevant conclusions from the Revitalise network
Huw Lewis (Aberystwyth University), Wilson McLeod (University of Edinburgh), Elin Royles (Aberystwyth University)
10.40 Round table discussion:
Sixto Molina, Head of the Secretariat of the Charter for Regional or Minority Languages
Kristina Cunningham, Unit B.2 Schools and Multilingualism, European Commission
Sabrina Rasom, Vice-Chair Network to Promote Linguistic Diversity
Johan Häggman, Policy Advisor, Federal Union of European Nationalities
Afternoon session: Promoting language use in the family and the community
1.00 Presentation: relevant conclusions from the Revitalise network
Dr Huw Lewis (Aberystwyth University), Professor Wilson McLeod (University of Edinburgh), Dr Elin Royles (Aberystwyth University)
1.30 Case studies (short presentations, 15 minutes each)
Promoting language use in the family in Wales: Dr Jonathan Morris, Cardiff University
Multilevel governance and immigrant integration: How are bilingual regions dealing with the linguistic integration of migrants? Dr. Vicent Climent-Ferrando, Pompeu Fabra University
2.30 Open discussion period
3.30 Concluding address: Language revitalisation in the 21st century
Professor Colin H. Williams, Cardiff University