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Imagining the Future of Multilingualism. Education and Society at a Turning Point

2020 Conseil pour les Langues/European Language Council Virtual Forum

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Published on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 by Anastasia Giardinelli

Summary

At the centre of this Forum discussions, the Conseil Européen pour les Langues / European Language Council (CEL/ELC) will underline the role that higher education can and should play in the promotion and development of multilingualism as a key aspect of European cooperation – related to facets such as language policy, internationalisation, language and knowledge, education and mobility, to mention just a few. In this context, participants will also be expected to reflect on the future role of the CEL/ELC by identifying and analysing new challenges that have arisen in our changing world.

Announcement

Presentation

Since 2008, the Conseil Européen pour les Langues / European Language Council (CEL/ELC) has hosted a Forum every two years. These Fora seek to bring together representatives of higher education institutions, of European institutions and organisations, such as, for example, the European Commission, the European Parliament, and the Council of Europe, and of European associations like the European University Association (EUA) as well as scholars with a special interest in European integration, policy development, and multilingualism. At the centre of this year’s discussions will be the role that higher education can and should play in the promotion and development of multilingualism as a key aspect of European cooperation – related to facets such as language policy, internationalisation, language and knowledge, education and mobility, to mention just a few. In this context, participants will also be expected to reflect on the future role of the CEL/ELC by identifying and analysing new challenges that have arisen in our changing world.

The CEL/ELC invites ELC members (institutions and individuals) - representatives from higher education institutions, policy makers and scholars with a keen interest in European affairs, especially in the area of languages -, to prepare contributions and reflections on, among others, the following topics:

- challenges for languages (learning and teaching) in education

- challenges for the development and implementation of language policies in higher education institutions

- challenges for multilingualism in sectors, such as business and health

- the impact of virtualization on  multilingualism and the current “crisis” of internationalisation and globalization

- languages, rights and citizenship in a changing world.

Submission Guidelines

ELC members (institutions and individuals) are invited to send the title with an abstract of 300 words (max).

Deadline for abstract submissions: 30 September 2020.

E-Mail to: celelc@unicatt.it

Forum Languages: English and French

Publication: After abstract acceptation, full paper submission is required if you consider publishing your paper, after a double-blind reviewing. Paper submission: 15 December 2020.

Scientific Committee

  • Anastasia Atabekova, Peoples' Friendship University of Russia
  • Manuel Célio Conceição, Universidade do Algarve
  • Diana Cotrău, Universitatea Babeș-Bolyai
  • Michael Kelly, University of Southampton
  • Irina Kraeva, Moscow State Linguistic University
  • Roma Kriaučiūnienė, Vilnius University
  • Wolfgang Mackiewicz, Freie Universität Berlin
  • Javier Martos, Universidad de Sevilla
  • Estelle Meima, University of Groningen
  • Kris Peeters, University of Antwerp
  • María del Carmen Arau Ribeiro, Polytechnic Institute of Guarda
  • Ruth Tobias, Freie Universität Berlin
  • Mireia Trenchs-Parera, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
  • Jolanta Urbanikowa, University of Warsaw
  • Piet Van de Craen, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
  • Maurizio Viezzi, Università di Trieste
  • Maria Teresa Zanola, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan

Organizing Committee

  • Manuel Célio Conceição, Universidade do Algarve
  • Roma Kriaučiūnienė, Vilnius University
  • Kris Peeters, University of Antwerp
  • Maria Teresa Zanola, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan

Places

  • Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore - Largo Gemelli 1
    Milan, Italian Republic (20123)

Date(s)

  • Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Keywords

  • multilingualism, language policy, higher education

Contact(s)

  • Serpente Anna
    courriel : celelc [at] unicatt [dot] it

Information source

  • Serpente Anna
    courriel : celelc [at] unicatt [dot] it

To cite this announcement

« Imagining the Future of Multilingualism. Education and Society at a Turning Point », Call for papers, Calenda, Published on Wednesday, July 15, 2020, https://calenda.org/790751

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