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CEL-ELC Conference 2017

CEL-ELC Conference 2017

Conseil Européen pour les Langues / European Languages Council

Conference Programme

30th November - 1st December 2017

Day one

13.30 Welcome to participants by the President.
13.45 International Students Global Trends -  Gabi Lombardo, European Alliance for Social Sciences and Humanities, and Jon Deer, London School of Economics (UK).
14.15 Dutch and/or English? Language policy in higher education in the Netherlands- Janneke Gerards - Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences (NL)
14.45 Coffee break
15.15 The effects of language learning on brain, mind and health - Thomas Bak, University of Edinburgh (UK).
15.45 Brexit and its avatars: new nationalisms and the multilingual challenge for Europe – Michael Kelly, University of Southampton (UK).
16.15-16.30 Discussion
 16.45-18.45 General Assembly
18.45 Drinks

Day two


Working group 1, Languages and Sciences: Les enjeux du plurilinguisme pour les pratiques scientifiques/ Issues of multilingualism in the context of scientific practices - Round Table

 Coordinator: Anne Claude Berthoud, University of Lausanne (CH)

 Fernanda Rollo, Secretary of State for Science, Technology and Higher Education (PT);

Manuel Célio Conceição - University of Algarve (PT);

Piet van Craen, Vrije Universiteit Brussels (BE);

Wolfgang Mackiewicz, Freie Universität Berlin (DE).

Working Group 2: Languages and Education - Round Table

 Coordinator: Piet Van de Craen, Vrije Universiteit Brussels (BE)

 Anna Murkowska & Jacek Romaniuk - University of Warsaw (PL);

Francisco Lorenzo - University Pablo Olavide (SP);

Letizia Cinganotto - National Institute for Innovation, Documentation and Educational Research (IT)

11.00 Coffee break

Working Group 3: Language and Rights - Round Table

 Coordinator: Maurizio Viezzi, University of Trieste (IT)

 Anastasia Atabekova - Peoples' Friendship University of Russia (RU);

Bart Defrancq - University of Ghent (BE); Interpreting and Translation. (BE).

Pascal Rillof - ENPSIT, European Network for Public Service


Report of the conference by Wolfgang Mackiewicz, Honorary President of the CEL /ELC, Freie Universität Berlin (DE).

13.00 Final words - End of the conference