Presentation: reporting on Regional or Minority Languages in the EU. Practical assessments

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In 2019 NPLD organised the first call for projects to encourage its members to strengthen interregional cooperation when it comes to language promotion and to jointly work on projects that could benefit all the language communities of the Network at local, regional or EU level. One of the first projects to be granted by NPLD was submitted by the Government of Catalonia, in cooperation with Mercator-Fryske Akademy. As a result of this succesful cooperation we are now presenting the following reports and its main findings to all the members:

Presentation of the two NPLD-granted reports on EU and RMLs

-exclusive for NPLD members-

When:                 17 March 2021 at 11.30 am CET.

Where:                live on-line session. Please follow this link to YouTube:

For whom:         presentation for all the NPLD members followed by Q&A and discussion.

Languages:         English. Interpretation service is not provided; however, the chat on YouTube will be open for questions to the speakers in    English, French and Spanish (at least).

Reports to be presented*:

  1. “Analysing the EU Agreements with Spain and the UK on the use of regional or minority languages. A practical assessment”, by E. Pons and K. Jiménez Weese, coordinated by V. Climent-Ferrando.
  2. “Accessibility for regional or minority languages to the EU programmes. A practical assessment”, by H. Kuipers-Zandberg and A. F. Schukking, coordinated by C. van der Meer and V. Climent-Ferrando.


11.30h                 Welcoming words.

Agustina Vilaret, NPLD Chair.

11.37h                 Opening words by the Government of Catalonia.

Àngels Ponsa, regional minister for Culture, Government of Catalonia [video]

11.40h                 Presentation of the report: “Analysing the EU Agreements with Spain and the UK on the use of regional or minority languages. A practical assessment”.

Presentation by Eva Pons and Katharina Jiménez Weese, University of Barcelona.

Moderation by Vicent Climent-Ferrando, coordinator and co-editor, Government of Catalonia.

11.55h                 Q&A by NPLD members and discussion

12.10h                 Presentation of the report: “Accessibility for regional or minority languages to the EU programmes. A practical assessment”.

Presentation by Cor van der Meer and Anna Fardau Schukking, Fryske Akademy.

Moderation by Vicent Climent-Ferrando.

12.25h                 Q&A by NPLD members and discussion.

12.40h                 Closing remarks and end of the session.

*The reports have been distributed to all the NPLD members and the final versions will be available on-line in short. For further enriquiries, please contact the NPLD Secretariat.

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