MINELRES: ADUM Project: European programmes to promote regional or minority languages

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Mon Oct 10 09:24:02 2005

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ADUM communiqué No. 1
September 2005

Dear Sir or Madam,

Please find below a first communiqué of the ADUM project.

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The ADUM project aims to offer people and organisations throughout
Europe that work for the so-called "regional" or "minority" languages
information on the European programmes that can be used to (co)fund
projects to promote these languages. ADUM also offers a virtual space to
aid the drafting of European proposals by bodies and people working for
over 60 linguistic communities across Europe. The website is in English,
German and French. The project has received co-funding thanks to a call
for proposals published by the European Commission, in the context of
the Communication from the Commission, Promoting Language Learning and
Linguistic Diversity: An Action Plan 2004-2006.

The site includes complete information on how to develop a fully-fledged
project proposal to present to the Commission with as high a chance of
obtaining co-funding as possible:

1. A short introductory text in the "Develop your proposal" section
explains the steps to be followed.
2. A short chart-style presentation of the results of our "Community
needs" analysis, which enables readers to identify the language
communities whose priority needs are consistent with their idea. A
longer text, which explains the theoretical grounding for our work, can
also be accessed.
3. A description of EU programmes and actions which might be suitable
for funding a project.
4. The appropriate tools to draft a project proposal. These basic
learning resources are: (a) the "Guidelines", a fairly detailed document
explaining the whole process (both technical and administrative), from a
problem-solving perspective; and giving advice on both how to design a
project and how to write the proposal; (b) the "Case studies" (examples
of real proposals of past or ongoing co-funded projects); and (c) a
"Research database", that is, links to institutions offering background
information, including addresses of regional EU offices, etc.

ADUM is also intended to be a meeting point, by means of a networking
section, for all those interested  in looking for suitable partners for
projects as well as a resource where one can find experts to seek advice
from. To do so, the site includes a "new posting" section which allows
users to make their expertise and interest known to other users.

* You are kindly invited to (a) join this database so that ADUM can
gather as many potential contacts for this purpose and become an
"minority" languages in Europe. Users can also make specific calls
through our "forum".

* You are also invited to (b) disseminate information about our website,
and/or this communiqué. Please feel free to translate it into your own

For further information, visit our website, www.adum.info and/or send a
message to info@adum.info

Thank you very much in

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