Presentation on theme: "The Challenge Increased mobility and migration in Europe Prioritisation of social inclusion and intercultural dialogue in some countries, but measures."— Presentation transcript:
The Challenge Increased mobility and migration in Europe Prioritisation of social inclusion and intercultural dialogue in some countries, but measures not always supported by language policies and practices which promote linguistic diversity and language learning. European multilingualism policy has provided guidance but: - take up uneven - policy cooperation challenging - knowledge sharing initiatives limited
Conduct a comparative analysis of countries’ performance against European standards and recommendations on multilingualism policy and practices The Language Rich Europe Index- A European Index of Multilingual Policies and Practices How will LRE address this challenge?
How will LRE address these challenges? Creation of a sustainable interdisciplinary network of over 1200 decision makers - analyse index results and share good practice in language education and multilingual services - cooperate on improving language policies and practices - develop country action plans 60 decision makers per country/region: Education (20 representatives) Public services and spaces (20 reps) Business (10 reps) Media (10 reps)
Project objectives Raising awareness in Europe of EU and CoE recommendations on policies and practices for promoting language learning and diversity Facilitating exchange of good practice in promoting intercultural dialogue and social inclusion through language teaching and learning Promoting European co-operation in developing language policies and practices across several education sectors and broader society
European Index of Multilingual Policies and Practices Strands National documents and databases on language diversity Languages in (pre-)primary education Languages in lower and upper secondary education Languages in adult vocational and university education Languages in business Languages in the media Languages in public services and public spaces
Spectrum of languages to be covered National languages Foreign languages Regional languages Immigrant languages
Country / regional profile 3 elements The spider graph highlighting the level of adherence to European standards in the 7 given strands An explanatory text offering background information on the results in the spider graph A complementary essay highlighting un-ratable data and specific socio-cultural aspects (written by research partners)
Countries and regions included in the first version of the Index Countries -Austria- Portugal -Bosnia & Herzeg. (tbc)*- Romania -Bulgaria- Spain -Belgium- Switzerland -Denmark- Ukraine -Estonia- United Kingdom -France -Germany Regions -Greece - Catalonia -Hungary- Friesland -Lithuania- Wales -Netherlands -Poland
Project impact Better understanding of good policies and practices in language teaching and learning for social inclusion, intercultural dialogue and economic success Enhanced cooperation and commitment to improving language policies and practices Increased awareness of EU and CoE recommendations and how countries perform against them A sustainable European benchmarking tool to evaluate policies and practices
EC Civil Society Platform to Promote Multilingualism EUNIC Brussels Goethe-Institut ALTE European Association for the Education of Adults European Theatre Convention British Council Mercator European Research Centre on Multilingualism Danish Cultural Institute Fundación Academia Europea de Yuste
Key areas of focus Research and recommendations in: lifelong learning pre-school social/community services for social inclusion
Main output On-line multilingualism observatory presenting: Information on the key motivators and inhibitors of ML Catalogue of ML best practice in local and regional contexts Catalogue of ML tools evaluated and assessed for suitability according to context
Impact Among local and regional authorities, a trend towards better implementation of ML policy. Among organisations in the sectors studied, a trend towards systematic consideration and appropriate implementation of ML in daily work. Among the general public, greater awareness of the importance of ML.
Dissemination Communication through partner network with local and regional authorities throughout Europe, in order to engage the support of policy-makers for multilingualism Advise and assist policy-makers in the development and implementation of their ML policies Propagate the lessons learned and best practices developed through existing national and pan-European networks of local and regional authorities.