Language Policy and Planning in the EU: Contents

1. General introduction to language policy in the European Union (Saturday 27 June,
16.00 – 17.30 h)

- theoretical notes on language policy and language planning

- history of the discipline

- major names

- sub-branches of language policy and planning

- theoretical notes on ‘multilingualism’

- semantics of the term ‘multilingualism’

- research strands on multilingualism

- broad sketch of language policy and planning in the European Union

- institutional level (internal and external communication)

- level of the member states

- transnational level

 

 

2. Focus on regional and minority languages (Saturday 27 June, 18.00 – 19.30 h)

- general overview of the world’s linguistic diversity

- linguistic diversity in Europe: facts and figures

- threats to linguistic diversity (language shift / loss / death)

- paths to language maintenance and language revitalization

- the role of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages (1992)

- contents

- mechanisms

- outcomes

- shortcomings

- perspectives

 

 

3. Focus on the role of languages in education and at the institutional level
(Sunday 28 June, 10.00 – 11.30 h)

- European language-in-education policy

- theoretical goals

- language teaching programs and models

- practice in member states (based on recent data < Eurydice and Eurobarometer)

- challenges

- Institutional language use

- within the services of the EU

- external communication

 

 

4. Broadening the scope: challenges for language policy from a Croatian point of
view (12.00 – 13.30h)

- group discussion on expected / desired interplay between European and Croatian
language policy against the background of workshops 1, 2 and 3


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