NPLD-Coppieters Campus on planning and evaluation of language policies

Preparing professionals for language policy work in multilingual societies

Events / Thu 13 Sep 2018

Most European countries are multicultural and multilingual; hence addressing issues of policy and language planning is fundamental, particularly if we consider that the traditional view tends to hide minority cultures and languages.

The aim of this 3-day workshop is to train professionals that work within European minorities and regions with workshops and lectures that will provide the participants with methodological and practical foundations in the area of language policy, planning and evaluation.

The area of linguistic policy and language planning is an interdisciplinary field of research, and it is growing. There is increasing awareness about the importance of language policy and language planning in education, public service administration and in economic circles. For this reason, our workshops will include specialists from socio-linguistics, political science, economics and philosophy.

You can download the full program here.


13 of September - Day 1

Official Welcome
  • Pietro Fontanini, Mayor of Udine
  • Alberto F. De Toni, Rector of Università di Udine/Universitât dal Friûl
  • William Cisilino, Director of ARLeF
  • Massimiliano Fedriga, President of Friuli-Venezia Giulia Autonomous Region
  • Sietske Poepjes, Chair of the Network to Promote Linguistic Diversity
09:30 - 11:00
Session I: Multilingualism, globalization and linguistic sustainability
  • Presented by F. Xavier Vila i Moreno and Vicent Climent-Ferrando
11:30 - 13:00
Session II: Language rights
  • Presented by Vesna Crnić-Grotić and Jarmo Larnio
Session III: The European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages
  • Presented by Sixto Molina and Lorea Bilbao
16:00 - 17:30
Session IV: Sociolinguistic foundations of language planning: tools and models
  • Presented by Gabriele Iannàccaro and Cor Van der Meer

14 of September

09:30 - 11:00
Session V: Status planning and acquisition planning
  • Presented by Gabriele Iannàccaro and William Cisilino
11:30 - 13:00
Session VI: Language policy as public policy: Designing a programme theory and a policy-to-outcome path
  • Presented by François Grin and William Cisilino
14:00 - 15:30
Session VII: Monitoring language policy: Policy instruments and indicators
  • Presented by Michele Gazzola and William Cisilino
16:00 - 17:30
Session VIII: Assessing the costs and the benefits of language policy
  • Presented by François Vaillancourt and William Cisilino

15 of September

Cultural visit

Visit to Aquileia, city of the Roman Empire (declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site).

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When: 13-15 September 2018

Where: Via Gemona 92, Palazzo Garzolini di Toppo Wassermann, Udin/Udine (Friuli-Venezia Giulia)


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This workshop is an initiative of the Network to Promote Linguistic Diversity, the Regional Agency for the Promotion of the Friulian Language, and Coppieters Foundation.

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Scientific Committee: Lorea Bilbao, William Cisilino, Vicent Climent-Ferrando, Iñaki Irazabalbeitia, Jarmo Lainio, and Cor van der Meer

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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 or the opinions of the speakers.

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