Plurilinguisme et migrations - Colloques

Symposium by Mercator European Research Centre: “The effects of migration on the position of minority languages”


Last Updated: 16 Oct 2016

By: Jorrit Huizinga

On 11 november 2016, the Mercator Research Centre in Ljouwert/Leeuwarden will host a symposium on the effects of migration on the position of minority languages. The relation between immigration, migrant languages and regional and minority languages is a theme that has become more and more important in recent years. Especially in light of the ongoing refugee crisis, it has become a hot topic, not least for those concerned with minority language education.

At the symposium, six speakers, each an expert of multilingualism and surrounding issues, will give their own (international) perspective on the problem at hand. After this, time will be made for the participants to discuss – possibly in groups – how the experts’ views can be ‘translated’ to the situation in Fryslân. The full programme of the symposium can be found here.

The symposium is organised in consultation with other Frisian organisations. It is open to all, and participation and lunch are free. Online registration is obligatory via this online form (please register before 4 November 2016).

Date and time: Friday 11 November 2016 | 10.15-17.00
Location: Fryske Akademy, Leeuwarden (NL)