Concluding conference: Promoting regional or minority languages in a global world

 

Date: 10 April 2019

Location: Office of the Friuli-Venezia Giulia Autonomous Region, 49 Rue du Commerce, 1000 Brussels

Organised in collaboration with the Network to Promote Linguistic Diversity

To register, please email revitalise@aber.ac.uk

 

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

  • Dr Huw Lewis (Aberystwyth University), Professor Wilson McLeod (University of Edinburgh), Dr Elin Royles (Aberystwyth University)

10.40 Round table discussion:

  • Sixto Molina, Head of Secretariat for the Charter for Regional or Minority Languages, Council of Europe
  • Kristina Cunningham, Unit B.2 Schools and Multilingualism, European Commission
  • Sabrina Rasom, Vice-Chair, Network to Promote Linguistic Diversity
  • Dr Davyth Hicks, Secretary-General, European Language Equality Network
  • Johan Häggman, Policy Advisor, Federal Union of European Nationalities

 

12.00 Lunch

 

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 study presentations:

  • Promoting language use in the family in Wales, Dr Jonathan Morris, Cardiff University
  • Promoting language use through sport in the Basque Country, Lorea Bilbao, Bizkaia Provincial Council
  • Multilevel governance and immigrant integration in bilingual regions, Dr Vicent Climent, Universitat Pompeu Fabra

2.30 Open discussion period

3.00 Coffee

3.30 Concluding address: Language revitalisation in the 21st century

  • Professor Colin H. Williams, Cardiff University

 

4.30 Close