Dinner-Debate with Johan Häggman: Regional and Minority languages: What can the EU do? and why it should

Events / 17.4.15

Johan Häggman has worked 14 years in Brussels promoting regional and minority languages:

First as project officer for the European Bureau for Lesser Used Languages, then as a policy advisor in the European Parliament and finally seven and a half years for the European Commission; as a member of cabinet for the Commissioner for Multilingualism Leonard Orban and as an Information and Communication officer and team coordinator, responsible for the multilingualism events and studies.

He is currently adviser of the think tank Magma and coordinator of the yearly Svenska Kulturfonden conference on minority languages.

Mr. Häggman is the keynote speaker at the Coppieters Dinner-Debate. He will address the issue of multilingualism from a broad EU perspective: the value of multilingualism, EU policies to protect and support regional and minority languages and also, different immersion education models in Europe.

Attendees are welcome to raise points, comments and questions around these topics during the dinner.

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Download here the Invitation to CMC dinner with Johan Häggman in pdf version

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When: Friday 17 April 2015 at 20:00
Where: Restaurant Lubin / Best Western Hotel. Wendischer Graben 20. 02625 Bautzen/Budyšin

Event will be carried out in English; no interpretation provided.

Please note that the dinner debate will be held under the Chatham House Rule.


Seats are limited. Do you plan to attend? Please RSVP to info@ideasforeurope.eu

Note that a 35 EUR participation fee will be required.

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This Conference is financially supported by the European Parliament. The European Parliament is not liable for the content of the conference nor the opinions of the speakers.