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Châteauneuf du Faou 15-18 March 2014 Dott.ssa PAOLA MANCA EURONETLANG European network of language minorities.

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1 Châteauneuf du Faou 15-18 March 2014 Dott.ssa PAOLA MANCA EURONETLANG European network of language minorities

2 Contents of presentation: Euronetlang background What is Euronetlang Objectives Partners Structure Methodologies Visibility and dissemination

3 Background EU languages policies aim to protect linguistic diversity: European Charter of fundamental rights European Charter of Regional and Minority languages project funding for practical initiatives for the promotion and preservation of regional and minority languages EU minority languages in danger: the economic,social and cultural globalization has a rilevant impact on minority languages and endangered languages In Europe there are: 24 official EU languages 60 regional or minority languages (RML) spoken by around 55 milion people

4 The European languages (Source: Eurominority)

5 What is Euronetlang ? A network of municipalities, citizens, associations aimed at promoting minority languages by comparing different local experiences developing methods to preserve the minority languages fostering their development from the cultural/touristic point of view

6 Key objectives to promote a friendly environment and new friendship (between non-twinned towns) to make beneficiaries aware about the cultural/social value of minority languages in EU to strengthen EU cooperation to identify new methodologies able to preserve/promote minority languages to promote exchange of experiences and good practices to foster active citizenship

7 General objectives and priorities target by Euronetlang Giving citizen the opportunity to interact and participate in constructing a tighter-knit Europe, united and enriched by its cultural diversity, thus developing citizenship of the European Union Fostering a sense of ownership of the European Union among its citizens Enhancing tolerance and mutual understanding between European citizens, respecting and promoting cultural and linguistic diversity, contributing to intercultural dialogue Promoting intercultural dialogue The European Year for Active Ageing and Intergenerational Solidarity (2012)

8 Applicant organisation and key activities relating to Euronetlang project Lega delle autonomie locali is a network of italian local authorities composed by municipalities, provinces and regions in partnership with Focus Europe association promotes policies and european projects among local authorities is the Coordinator of the project with Focus Europe association

9 Partner: 17 partner from 4 Eu countries

10 PartnerCountryMinority Languages Municipality of San Marzano di San Giuseppe Italy ( Region of Puglia)Arbëreshë Union of municipalities BesaItaly (Region of Sicilia)Arbëreshë Municipality of MontecilfoneItaly (Region of Molise)Arbëreshë Municipality of ShkoderAlbanylinked with the arbareshe linguistic minorities living in Italy Municipality of San Felice del Molise Italy (Region of Molise) Croatian Municipality of Acquaviva Collecroce Italy (Region of Molise)Croatian Municipality of MontemitroItaly (Region of Molise)Croatian Municipality of PraliItaly (Region of Piemonte)Occitan Municipality of AbriesFrance (Region of Provence-Alpes- Côte d'Azur) Occitan Municipality of Perosa ArgentinaItaly (Region of Piemonte)Occitan Municipality of PomarettoItaly (Region of Piemonte)Occitan Municipality of Chateauneuf du Faou France (Region of Bretain)Breton Municipality of OroseiItaly (Region of Sardegna)Sardinian Municipality of Grad OmišCroatia (Region of Sjeverozapadna Hrvatska) Croatian

11 Structure and activities NUMBERVENUETHEMES 1OROSEI (IT)Minority languages, history and culture 2SCUTARI (AL)Minority, legislations and policies at european, national and local level 3POMARETTO,PRALI, PEROSA ARGENTINA (IT) Linguistic minorities and active ageing 4CHATEAUNEUF DU FAOU (FR) Best practices, methodologies and instruments to promote and preserve minority languages in EU

12 Methodologies ► Partecipatory approach+discussion and exchange of knowledge/experiences/ideas Public conference Worshops Project planning workshops Laboratories and visits

13 Impact ► MUNICIPALITIES: 1. increased awareness of EU cultural heritage,european integration, multiculturalism; 2. increased awareness of the EU policies and initiatives to promote minority languages; 3. developed capacities to cooperate with other local authorities ► CITIZENS: 1. strengthening of friendship with citizens from other countries; 2. strengthening of knowledge of EU principles/values and policies in the field of promotion/preservation of cultural heritage and linguistic minorities 3. Increased awareness about the opportunity offered by EU ► LOCAL ASSOCIATIONS: 1. Raised awareness of EU activities/policies and principles in promoting cultural diversity and preserving of linguistic minorities 2. increased capacities to promote the value of cultural diversity and linguistic minorities 3. Increased possibilities to cooperate with local association from other partner countries

14 Visibility and dissemination 1. Project website 2. Dissemination materials (brochure, poster, newsletter…) 3. Interactive DVD 4. Publications


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