MINELRES: Fwd: CfA: 2nd Balticness Conference, Helsinki, 23 November 2007

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Original sender: Christine Jakobsson <christine.jakobsson@BALTICUNIV.UU.SE>


Dear BUP Friends,

The Latvian Council of the Baltic Sea States CBSS Presidency Secretariat
has asked me to distribute to the BUP network information and an
invitation to participate in the second Balticness Conference. The topic
is “POLITICS OF SMALL LANGUAGES IN EUROPE” and it will take place on 23
November 2007, 13:30-16:00 at the University of Helsinki. This topic is
very important for many of our member countries.

Kind regards,

Christine Jakobsson

Director
The Baltic University Programme, Uppsala University
Villavagen 16, SE-752 36 Uppsala, Sweden
Tel. +46 18 471 1788; Fax +46 18 471 1789; Mobile +46 733 91 00 84
E-mail christine.jakobsson@balticuniv.uu.se

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Seminar

POLITICS OF SMALL LANGUAGES IN EUROPE
Time: 23.November 2007, 13:30-16:00
Place: University of Helsinki, Main Building (Fabianinkatu 33), Runeberg
Hall, 2nd floor.
The seminar discusses the status of the small languages in Europe both
from the individual and institutional perspective. The seminar focuses
on language policies and the role of the small languages in the EU.

Keynote Speaker 
MP, Professor Ina Druviete, University of Latvia
Panel Participants
Professor Riho Grunthal, University of Helsinki
Professor Marjut Johansson, University of Turku
Professor, Director Pirkko Nuolijarvi, Research Institute for the
Languages of Finland (KOTUS)
University Lecturer Peter Stadius, University of Helsinki
Panel Chair
Head of Education Jouni Jarvinen, University of Helsinki

Organised by 
Aleksanteri Institute and Embassy of the Republic of Latvia in
Helsinki.The seminar is part of Project Balticness organised by the
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Latvia to celebrate the Latvian
presidency in the Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS) in 2007/2008.
                                        Welcome!  
Contact person and registration: 
Planning officer Iiris Virtasalo (iiris.virtasalo(at)helsinki.fi). 
Registration is free but pre-registration before 21st November is
desirable.

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