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CEL/ELC Newsletter Issue 3, 2014

Nov 11, 2014

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

Venue: Brussels, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven - Campus Brussels, Rue d’Assaut / Stormstraat 2, 1000 Brussels

Date: 4-5 December 2014


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, President of the European Council
15.00 Keynote address: "Language diversity and the problem of
English" 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

Friday 5 December 2014


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

  • Introduction by SIG coordinators Michael Kelly, University of Southampton, and Ruth Tobias, Freie Universität Berlin
  • Presentation by Pascal Rillof, President of the European Network for Public Service Interpreting and Translation (ENPSIT)
  • Discussion

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, Università di Bologna
  • Presentation by Chiara Riondino, DG EMPL - Skills Unit, European Commission
  • Discussion
12.00 Break

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

  • Introduction by SIG coordinator Boris Vejdovsky, Université de Lausanne
  • Presentation by Penelope Gardner-Chloros, University of London
  • Discussion

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

  • Introduction by SIG coordinators Manuel Célio Conceição, Universidade do Algarve, and Jolanta Urbanikowa, Uniwersytet Warszawski
  • Presentation by António Branco, Rector of Universidade do Algarve
  • Discussion
14.30 End of the Forum


The registration for the CEL/ELC Forum "Which language policy for Europe?" on 4-5 December 2014 is still open.

Please use the registration form on the CEL/ELC website: