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CEL/ELC Forum 2014: "Which language policy for Europe?"

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Campus Brussels
4 - 5 December 2014


Day 1, Thursday 4 December 2014

13.00 Registration
14.00 Welcome and introduction: Maurizio Viezzi, CEL/ELC President
14.30 Opening address: "Some Lessons from five Years EU Council Presidency" by Herman Van Rompuy, First Permanent President of the European Council
15.00 Keynote address: "Language diversity and the problem of
" by Nanna Hilton, Goffe Jensma and Frans Zwarts, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen and University Campus Fryslân
15.30 Discussion
15.45 Break
16.15 "The Role of Languages in the European Higher Education Area (EHEA): A dialogue among key European stakeholders" by Karen M. Lauridsen, Chair of the CEL/ELC Task Force on Languages in the European Higher Education Area, Aarhus Universitet
16.35 "Which language policy for which Europe? The role of language in education for the Europe we want" by Sjur Bergan, Head of the Education Department, Council of Europe
16.55 "The multilingual challenge as an interdisciplinary challenge: an overview of the MIME project" by François Grin, coordinator of the MIME project, Université de Genève
17.15 "The Dynamics of Multilingualism at Babeș-Bolyai University" by Ion-Aurel Pop, Rector of Universitatea Babeș-Bolyai, Cluj-Napoca
17.35 "Mainstreaming multilingualism in European Union policies" by Pierre Mairesse, Director for Europe 2020: Policy development and country analysis, DG EAC, European Commission
17.55 Discussion
18.30 Reception and award of honorary membership

Day 2, Friday 5 December 2014


CEL/ELC Special Interest Group (SIG) on Languages and intercultural careers:


CEL/ELC Special Interest Group (SIG) on Validation, recognition (and evaluation) of informal and non-formal language learning:

12.00 Break

CEL/ELC Special Interest Group (SIG) on Multilingualism and Multiculturalism:


CEL/ELC Special Interest Group (SIG) on Developing different models for language policies in Higher Education:

14.30 End of the Forum