After hosting a successful event in Brussels on 30 November – 1 December, the contributors to the 2012 CEL/ELC Forum have made their presentations available for the public.
News from Nov 01, 2011
The 2012 CEL/ELC Forum “Rethinking Multilingualism: Challenges and Opportunities”, held at the Institut Libre Marie Haps in Brussels on 30 November – 1 December, was the final event of the calendar year for the CEL/ELC. The event brought the year to a successful conclusion, bringing together partners from around Europe to discuss the changing landscape of Multilingualism in Europe. With experts from a variety of disciplines, in addition to important contributions by the European Commission and the Council of Europe’s European Centre for Modern Languages, we managed to highlight both the barriers and possibilities that await us if we are to achieve a truly multilingual Europe in a number of specialized topics and themes.
This year’s Forum also marked the 15-year anniversary of the foundation of the organisation. We were very pleased to celebrate this milestone with a large event that highlighted the diversity and dynamism of our membership base, while drawing in many new faces. In the coming years, it will be important to foster a generation shift by continuing to encourage and welcome new member Institutions from around Europe, without sacrificing the innovation and sustainability that has ensured our active role in European Multilingual affairs for 15 years. In this, events of this kind will be important to share ideas, network, and foster links among colleagues in diverse realms.
We are very grateful to all those who were able to attend. For those who could not make it, we have collected the presentations and will post them here, along with the programme of the Forum and summaries of each session. We hope those of you who were not able to attend will be able to benefit from the ideas shared, and invite any questions about the presentations to be sent to our head of the Secretariat, Ms Hannah Dunham, at firstname.lastname@example.org.