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CEL/ELC Newsletter Issue 2, 2014

Sep 23, 2014

1. CEL/ELC Forum "Which language policy for Europe?”

Venue: Brussels, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven - Campus Brussels, Stormstraat/rue d’Assaut 2

Dates: 4-5 December 2014

 

Programme

Day 1, Thursday 4 December 2014

14.00

Welcome and introduction: Maurizio Viezzi, CEL/ELC President

14.30

Opening address: ‘Some Lessons from five Years EU Council Presidency’

Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council

15.00

Keynote address: Frans Zwarts, University of Groningen

15.45

Break

16.15

Karen M. Lauridsen, Aarhus University, Chair of the CEL/ELC Task Force on Languages in the European Higher Education Area

16.35

Sjur Bergan, Council of Europe

16.55

François Grin, University of Geneva, coordinator of the MIME project

17.15

Ion-Aurel Pop, Rector of Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca

17.35

Pierre Mairesse, DG EAC, European Commission

17.55

Discussion

18.30

End of Day 1

 

Day 2, Friday 5 December 2014

10.30

CEL/ELC Special Interest Group (SIG) on Languages and intercultural careers: Introduction by SIG coordinator Michael Kelly, University of Southampton, followed by one presentation and discussion

11.15

CEL/ELC Special Interest Group (SIG) on Validation, recognition (and evaluation) of informal and non-formal language learning: Introduction by SIG co-coordinator Michael Hammersley, University of Bologna, followed by one presentation and discussion

12.00

CEL/ELC Special Interest Group (SIG) on Multilingualism and Multiculturalism: Introduction by SIG coordinator Boris Vejdovsky, University of Lausanne, followed by one presentation and discussion

12.45

Break

13.45

CEL/ELC Special Interest Group (SIG) on Higher Education/University language policy: Introduction by SIG coordinators Manuel Célio Conceição, University of Algarve, and Jolanta Urbanikowa, University of Warsaw, followed by one presentation and discussion

14.30

End of Day 2

The registration form is available on the CEL/ELC website (http://www.celelc.org/activities/Fora/Forum_2014/registration/index.html).

2. CEL/ELC Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

The Conseil Européen pour les Langues / European Language Council has launched four Special Interest Groups (SIGs):

The calls for expression of interest are available on the CEL/ELC website (http://www.celelc.org/activities/Working_groups/Active-Working-Groups/index.html). Colleagues interested in participating in the Special Interest Groups are invited to get in touch with the coordinators.

3. CEL/ELC General Assembly

The CEL/ELC General Assembly will be held in Brussels on 5 December 2014. Colleagues wishing to submit their candidature to the Board are invited to contact the CEL/ELC Secretariat. They will be invited to send in a 'statement of candidature'.

4. CEL/ELC membership

CEL/ELC membership is open to both institutions (active membership) and individuals (associate membership). The application form is available on the CEL/ELC website (http://www.celelc.org/about_us/members/Application/index.html). For information please get in touch with the CEL/ELC Secretariat.