European Universities Network on Multilingualism




Università degli studi di Udine - CIP
Fryske Akademy - Mercator
Univerza na Primorskem
Queen's University Belfast
Universitat Oberta de Catalunya

NEWS / News

In this section you will find the latest selected news of conferences and symposia both organised by us and, especially, by others. Send information on YOUR event to mstrubell AT!

20. " First International Conference on Bilingual Education in a Globalized World: A Comparison between Spain and the United States". Alcalá de Henares (Spain), 18–20 April 2013. Call for papers and info:

19. International Association for the Improvement of Mother Tongue Education (IAIMTE). 9th International IAIMTE conference: “Literacies and effective learning and teaching for all”, Paris (FR), June 11-13 2013. Information:

18. III Symposium international sur le multilinguisme dans le cyberespace - III SIMC III ISMC - III International Symposium on multilingualism on cyberspace. 21-23 Novembre/er 2012 CNRS - 3, rue Michel-Ange - Paris 16e - France. Information: 

17. Conference in the framework of the project "Creativity in Language Learning", Brussels, 15-16 November 2012.

16.  5th International Conference ICT for Language Learning. Florence (Italy) on 15-16 November 2012. conference website:  

15.  Immersion 2012: Bridging Contexts for a Multilingual World. Fourth International Conference on Language Immersion Education. October 18-20, 2012. Crowne Plaza Hotel, St. Paul, Minnesota (USA). Information:

14. Final EUNoM Conference. (European Parliament, Brussels), October 8 2012. Globalization, Modernity and Knowledge. Opportunities and challenges in a Multilingual world.

13. 5th EUNoM European Symposium “ ICT, e-Learning and languages”, Barcelona, 14-15 May 2012.
CA: 5è Simposi Europeu EUNoM: “ TIC, aprenentatge virtual i llengües”, Barcelona, 14-15 de maig de 2012.
ES: 5º Simposio Europeo EUNoM: “ TIC, aprendizaje virtual y lenguas”, Barcelona, 14-15 de mayo de 2012.

EN: International Conference “Multilingualism and Migration in Mediterranean Europe”< /strong>, University for Foreigners of Perugia - Italy, 23-25 November 2011. Programme: Sito:  
IT: Conferenza Internazionale MERIDIUM “Multilinguismo e Flussi Migratori nell'Europa Mediterranea”. Università per Stranieri di Perugia, 23-25 Novembre 2011. Programma: Sito web:

The European Parliament together with ALTE and University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations invites you to a series of events on “ Supporting multilingualism through language assessment”. European Parliament, Brussels. Monday 19 September - Thursday 22 September 2011. Information:

(International Association for the Improvement of Mother Tongue Education). 8 th International IAIMTE conference 2011: “ Fostering literacies: teaching and learning in heterogeneous environments”. Hildesheim University, Hildesheim, Germany, 15-17 June 2011. Information:

9. The European network "Language Learning and Social Media: 6 Key Dialogues" organises its next webinar on June 14 2011. “Where languages collide: How multilingual literacies make social media real”. Information:  

Languages of the Wider World Conference, 7-8 April 2011, ‘Languages of the Wider World’: Understanding Resilience and Shift. This is the 2nd international conference organised by the MERCATOR European Research Centre on Multilingualism and Language Learning of the Fryske Akademy. ( and the SOAS-UCL Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning ‘Languages of the Wider World’ (LWW CETL, UK). Venue: Ljouwert (Leeuwarden), the capital of the bilingual province Fryslân. Information:

7. EUNoM
has been present at the annual LLP Kick-Off meeting in Brussels, 7-8 February 2011. Click here to see photographs:

6. Europass Language Passport (ELP-Desk).
It has beenrecently completed and has produced a set of tools and actions for promoting the use of the European Language Platform. For more information as well as on the interesting tools produced (including also an iphone application), you can visit the project website .
In addition, please note that that e-ISOTIS has recently advanced further the ELP induction process based on an animated ELP-D video. This ELP induction can be accessed after registration from two web locations.
This is your start page for accessing the course every time, then:
  1. Fill out the New Account form with your details. 
  2. An email will be immediately sent to your email address.
  3. Read your email, and click on the web link it contains.
  4. Your account will be confirmed and you will be logged in.
  5. Now, select the course "Use of ELP for working and studying abroad"
  6. You will be prompted for an "enrolment key" - use the word: elp-desk
  7. You can now access the full course. From now on you will only need to enter your personal username and password to log in and access any course you have enrolled in.

5. Invitation to participate to a seminar organized by a KA2 Languages project . We have received an invitation from Liisa Wallenius, Project Manager, ELPiPL 2009-2010 to participate in the ELPiPL Porvoo (FI) seminar on 25 November 2010 online at ConnectPro . ELPiPL (European Language Portfolio on Student’s Journey through Studies into Professional Life) is a languages project in the Lifelong Learning programme with an objective to develop the use of the European Language Portfolio (ELP) in cooperation with secondary and tertiary level educational institutions, language teachers, language learners, enterprises and Europass Centres.
The calendar of the project’s activities (2009-2011) is here: .

4. Webinar.
Public debate broadcast live " Language resources and web 2.0: the latest hype or methodological approaches?", organised in the context of the LLP funded project Language Learning and Social Media: 6 Key Dialogues, 1st October 2010.
·         Video recording: (please wait a couple of minutes for the video to load)
Video sequences:
·          00:00-03:30: introduction to the LS6 network and the role of webinars as focal points of our activities (by Katerina Zourou)
·          03:31-07:12: the webinar resulting from the publication “language learning: resources and networks” (by Linda Rath-Wiggins)
·          07:13-end: panelists interviewed by the moderator and the participants face-to-face and online

3. REAL Project (European Network of Language Teacher Associations) launched its brand new website on 26 September 2010, the European Day of Languages.
The REAL website aims to provide information about the most important language events across the continent. The News about languages section monitors the vast range of European events (conferences, training courses, publications) being held, News about associations focuses on events and activities being carried out by language teacher associations belonging to the REAL Network. News about REAL provides the latest on the activities of the Network itself. The calendar, newsletter and the RSS feeds allow you to keep a track of what’s happening in languages across Europe. The REAL website also provides a range of online resources aimed at teachers and association leaders. 

2. LWW-CETL Conference “Pluriligualism and Pluriculturalism in a Globalised World: which Pedagogy?” This International Conference will bring together lecturers and teachers to discuss topics and theoretical disciplinary backgrounds for a plurilingual and pluricultural perspective in education.  17 June 2010 Paris (FR) Information:

1. LETPP Languages in Europe (Theory, Policy & Practice), January 2010. This one year project has been initiated in order to identify the conditions which allow good ideas on multilingualism to develop into coherent policy and practice, and also the obstacles to that happening. By policy we mean European, national and regional strategies which promote or inhibit linguistic diversity in social and economic life, and also specific measures which may support that diversity, such as the Lifelong Learning Programme.
See especially the 56-page Report “ Languages in Europe Towards 2020. Analysis and Proposals from the LETPP Consultation and Review”:
(Multilingualism in Europe as a Resource for Immigration)
Conference is in the framework of the project "Creativity in Language Learning", Brussels, 15-16 November 2012. Call for papers untill 20th September