Programme

Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Campus Jette
5 December 2008

Day 1, Friday 05 December 2008

08.45 Registration and coffee
09.30

SESSION ONE
Session Chair: Piet van de Craen (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, BE)

Official opening – words of welcome
Professor Paul De Knop
Rector of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Wolfgang Mackiewicz
CEL/ELC President

09.45 Keynote speech
Mr Leonard Orban
Member of the European Commission responsible for multilingualism
10.30

SESSION TWO
Session Chair: Michael Kelly (University of Southampton, UK)

Reports on policy initiatives launched by the European Commission

The Group of Intellectuals for Intercultural Dialogue
Jacques De Decker (Secrétaire permanent de l'Académie royale de langue et
de littérature françaises de Belgique, BE)

The Business Forum
Waqas Hussain (Global Head of People & Organizational Development
Syngenta, CH)

The High-Level Group on Multilingualism
Rita Franceschini (Libera Università di Bolzano / Freie Universität Bozen, IT)

11.15 Coffee
11.35

SESSION THREE
Session Chair: Karen M. Lauridsen (Handelshøjskolen, Aarhus Universitet, DK)

Round Table Two: New educational responses to a new multilingual
challenge
Ligia Deca, European Students’ Union (ESU), BE
Stefan Delplace, European Association of Institutions in Higher Education
(EURASHE), BE
Régis Ritz, European University Association (EUA), BE
Michael Kelly, Conseil européen pour les langues / European Language
Council (CEL/ELC), BE
Kathy Wicksteed, National Subject Lead, UK

12.15 General discussion
13.00 lunch
14.30

SESSION FOUR
Session Chair: Daniel Toudic (Université Rennes 2, FR)
Presentation of projects

MOLAN
Ian Tudor (Université Libre de Bruxelles, BE)

LANQUA
Manuel Célio Conceição (Universidade do Algarve, PT)

MULTICOM
Stefan Oltean (Universitatea Babes-Bolyai Cluj-Napoca, RO)

DYLAN
Georges Lüdi (Universität Basel, CH)

LINEE
Iwar Werlen (Universität Bern, CH)

15.35

General discussion

16.00

coffee

16.20

SESSION FIVE
Session Chair: Wolfgang Mackiewicz (Freie Universität Berlin, DE)

Round Table One: A new multilingual challenge for Europe – fresh ideas and innovative actions
Jean-Michel Baer, DG for Research, European Commission
Brian Fox, DG for Interpretation, European Commission
Gurli Hauschildt, DG for Translation, European Commission
Harald Hartung, DG for Education and Culture, European Commission

17.10

General discussion

17.45

Multilingualism next
Anne-Claude Berthoud (Université de Lausanne, CH)

18.00

Drinks