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Institut Libre Marie Haps, Brussels
30 November – 01 December 2012  

Day 1, Friday 30 November 2012

08.45 Registration and coffee

Session chair: Piet Van de Craen (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, BE)

Official opening – words of welcome
Damien Huvelle (Directeur, Institut Libre Marie Haps)

Rethinking (language) education – challenges and strategies
Waldemar Martyniuk (Executive Director, European Centre for Modern Languages (Council of Europe))

Translation and multilingualism in Europe: the contribution of the European Commission
Flavia Frangini (European Commission, Directorate-General for Translation)

15 years on: reflections from retirement on multilingualism and Europe
Thomas Fraser (formerly of Université Charles-de-Gaulle – Lille 3, FR)

Introductory remarks – changes, challenges, opportunities, new activities and innovation – recommendations directed at different levels.
Wolfgang Mackiewicz (CEL/ELC President)

10.45 Coffee break

Formal language education, with special emphasis on education and
training in primary and secondary education
Session Coordinators: Annie Lhérété (Ministère de l’éducation nationale, de l’enseignement supérieur et de la recherche, Inspectrice générale de langues vivantes – Anglais, FR)
Piet Van de Craen (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, BE)

Rethinking Multilingualism and mediation as a bridge between cultures
Annie Lhérété

Multilingualism, academically challenged pupils and educational change
Piet Van de Craen

Meeting the challenges and reaping the opportunities for sustainable renovation in science education: empirical data from classroom research and teacher-training
Y. L. Teresa Ting (University of Calabria, IT)

By way of conclusion
Annie Lhérété & Piet Van de Craen

12.40 Lunch

Informal/Non-formal language learning, especially with regard to the validation of learning outcomes by enterprises
Session Coordinator: Mike Hammersley (Fondazione Aldini Valeriani, IT)

The Importance of Creating New Learning Opportunities: Not a "concrete utopia" but the EU 2020 strategy on informal learning – some remarks.
Bärbel Kühn (Universität Bremen, DE)

Beyond English: Britons at work in foreign languages.
Teresa Tinsley (Alcantara Communications, UK)

The Language Rich Europe project: overview and key findings with special reference to the informal/non-formal sector
Simon Ingram-Hill (British Council, HU)

Languages and business quality: the LINCQ project.
Isabelle Ortiz (Freie Universität Berlin, DE)

15.00 Coffee break

Language Mediation
Session Coordinators: Erik Uytterhoeven (Hogeschool-Universiteit Brussel, BE)
Maurizio Viezzi (Università di Trieste, IT)

The Challenges of Operational Multilingualism at DG Interpretation
Claude Durand (Head of Unit, European Commission, DG SCIC)

Crowdsourcing in Translation: Challenges and benefits for multilingual Europe
Anastasia Atabekova (People’s Friendship University of Russia, RU)

Bringing Translation to the Cloud: Recent developments in translation technology
Giuseppe Palumbo (Università di Trieste, IT)

Intercultural Mediation through the Internet: Using video-conference technology to resolve linguistic and cultural barriers in healthcare
Hans Verrept (Federal Public Service Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment, BE)

17.00 [CEL/ELC General Assembly – invitations to be sent separately]

Day 2, Saturday 1 December 2012

08.45 Coffee

Session chair: Wolfgang Mackiewicz

European Policy Developments and University Priorities
Lesley Wilson (Secretary-General, European University Association (EUA))

Rethinking Education - A key political message also for language competences
Pierre Mairesse (Director, European Commission, Directorate-General for
Education and Culture)


Languages in and for Higher Education
Session chair: Mike Kelly (University of Southampton, UK)

The Future of Language Degrees
Boris Vejdovsky, (Université de Lausanne, CH)

Higher education language policy
Karen M. Lauridsen (Århus University, DK)

The University System of Language Provision project
Marta Kicińska-Habior (Vice-Rector, Uniwersytet Warszawski, PL)

IntlUni – international study programmes, languages and more
Karen M. Lauridsen (Århus University, DK)

11.25 Coffee break
11.45 SESSION FOUR (cont.)
Panel: Lesley Wilson, Marta Kicińska-Habior, Karen M. Lauridsen
Questions and comments from the floor

SESSION FIVE: Languages in the Creation/Production, Transfer, and Application of Knowledge
Session Coordinator: Anne-Claude Berthoud (Université de Lausanne, CH)

Access to, conceptualisation and communication of knowledge and expertise: the necessary competences (LLP project MAGICC)
Brigitte Forster-Vosicki (Université de Lausanne, CH)

Un exemple de politique linguistique au service d'une nouvelle conception du plurilinguisme pour l'enseignement et la recherche
Manuel Célio Conceição (Universidade do Algarve, PT)

 13.30  Summary by Rapporteur Général Régis Ritz
 13.45  End of Forum, followed by lunch