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Session about plurilingualism and promotion of minority/regional languages

Government of Navarre

Tuesday, 25 September 2018 from 14:30 to 17:00 (CEST)

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Open working session about plurilingualism, intercultural understanding and promotion of minority and regional languages


 COR JDE 70, 25 September 2018 14:30 – 17:00 pm


As expressed by the Council of Europe, the general objectives of the European Day of Languages (26 September) are:


  • Alerting the public to the importance of language learning and diversifying the range of languages learnt in order to increase plurilingualism and intercultural understanding;
  • Promoting the rich linguistic and cultural diversity of Europe, which must be preserved and fostered;
  • Encouraging lifelong language learning in and out of school, whether for study purposes, for professional needs, for purposes of mobility or for pleasure and exchanges.


Language diversity is one of the milestones of the EU. The working session trends to alert the public to the importance of language learning and diversifying the range of languages learnt in order to increase plurilingualism and intercultural understanding, including the promotion of minority languages. The workshop will analyse successful multilingualism policies, as they can strengthen the life chances of citizens: it may increase their employability, facilitate access to services and rights, and contribute to solidarity through enhanced intercultural dialogue and social cohesion.

 

Draft agenda

14:30-14:40

Opening speech

 

Ana Ollo, Regional Minister for Citizens and Institutional Relationships

Karl Vanlouwe, President of European Alliance Group at the Committee of the Regions

Vesna Crnić-Grotić, Chair of the Committee of Experts of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages - Council of Europe

 

 

14:40-15:30

European Day of Languages: diversity as a key value of Europe and the Union

Moderator: Johan Hagmann

No formal presentations, the moderator will table questions to the panel. Debate open to the public.

Sabrina Rasom. Fassa Valley, Province or Trento, Italy. NPLD

Enric Morera, President of Corts Valencianes

Cllr Declan McDonnell, Member Galway City Council

15:30-15:45

Coffee break

 

15:45-16:30

Regional Cooperation to promote regional and minority languages in the EU

Moderator: Mikel Irujo, COR Member

No formal presentations, the moderator will table questions to the panel. Debate open to the public.

Loránt Vincze, President of the Federal Union of European Nationalities – FUEN

Davyth Hicks, Secretary-General of ELEN - European Language Equality Network

Mathieu Bergè, Nouvelle Aquitaine-Euskadi-Navarre Euroregion

16:30-16 :45

 

Language Diversity and the Role of the European Parliament

 

Jill Evans, MEP Greens/EFA

16:45-17:00

Closing speech – Navarrorum exhibition

Peio Monteano PhD,

Royal and General Archive of Navarra

 

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European Committee of the Regions
Rue Belliard 99-101
1000 Brussels
Belgium

Tuesday, 25 September 2018 from 14:30 to 17:00 (CEST)


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