MINELRES: Invitation: Partnership for Diversity 2009, Fryslan

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Invitation to Partnership for Diversity 2009

EBLUL’s annual Partnership for Diversity conference (PfD) will be held
in Ljouwert – Leeuwarden, Fryslan from 28th – 30th October on the topic
of “The relationship between transmission of cultures and the
transmission of languages.” 

The conference is co-organised and hosted by the Mercator Research
Centre and will be held along with EBLUL’s annual general assembly. 

PfD is aimed at policy decision makers from countries and EU-regions
with multilingualism policies, and will precede the final performance of
Liet-Lavlut on 31 October (also in Ljouwert/ Leeuwarden). 

The Partnership aims to bring together academic experts and
representatives of local / regional authorities, in order to combine
academic knowledge with hands-on experience. 

The organisers stress “the mutual responsibility to have a sound basis
of research which gives guidance to a sound implementation of actions.
Thus, the conference’s goal is to create an agenda of activities, which
aim at preserving and fostering Europe’s regional minority languages
(RMLs). For this reason we particularly welcome representatives of
regional and local authorities, which bear responsibility for the
promotion of linguistic diversity in their areas.”

There will be presentations and workshops on: the role and
responsibility of regional and local authorities towards the protection
and promotion of RMLs and cultures; how far cultural and linguistic
rights can preserve and promote RMLs and cultures; and new trends in
formal and informal transmission of cultures and languages, which
includes presentations of the new pavilion for new language experiences
such as in Fryslan's 'Lan fan taal' and Catalonia's Linguamon centre. 

A constantly updated version of the programme, as well as further
information on the conference is available online at:

Provisional Programme

Liet Lavlut

Gorhemynadow a'n gwella / best regards,

Davyth Hicks
Dr. Davyth Hicks

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