FORUM

MULTILINGUALISM AND IDENTITY IN THE 21sT CENTURY EUROPE

Girona

POSTPONED

Sala de Graus of the Facultat de Lletres

University of Girona

DUE TO CORONAVIRUS, AND FOLLOWING GOVERNMENT INDICATIONS, THE FORUM IS POSTPONED UNTIL THE AUTUMN

The new date will be published as soon as possible.

PresentaciON

At the forum "Multilingualism and Identity in 21st Century Europe" in the Catalan border region, experts and citizens will discuss identities (how they are constructed and overlapped) and the role of languages and multilingualism in their shaping. It will combine reflections of experts and debates open to the public.

This forum is a part of the TEIN4Citizens project, funded by the European Union's Europe For Citizens programme.

programME

[9:45-10:00] Welcome and presentation (Sílvia Llach, vicepresident of Territory and Social Compromise , and Jordi Cicres, Universitat de Girona)

[10:00-10:30] Europe and the linguistic law (Joan Becat, Institut d’Estudis Catalans)

[10:30-11:00] The role of languages in the European organisations* (Birte Wassenberg, Université de Strasbourg)

[11:00-11:30] Coffee break

[11:30-12:00] The languages of Catalans (Carme Junyent, Universitat de Barcelona)

[12:00-12:30] What are identities and how are they built? (conversation between Joan Vergés and Carles Serra, Universitat de Girona)

[12:30-13:00] The contested politics and borders of language and identity in Northern Ireland* (Anthony Soares, Center for Cross-Border Studies, Northern Ireland)

[13:00-13:30] The border, a privileged observatory of languages (Narcís Iglesias, Universitat de Girona)


Lunch in the cloister (free for all the attendees)


[14:30-15:00] Multiculturalism, multilingualism and andorran identity (Alexandra Monné, Universitat d’Andorra)

[15:00-15:30] Linguistic experience in La Bressola Schools in Northern Catalonia (Cesc Franquesa, La Bressola)

[15:30-16:00] Multilingualism & Identity in the Upper Rhine Region* (Raphaël Mariottini, Euro-Institut Kehl)

[16:00-16:30] Coffee break

[16:30-17:00] Intercultural management and multilingualism* (Eithne Knappitsch, Carinthia University of Applied Sciences)

[17:00-18:00] Discussion, proposals and conclusions

*These presentations will be given in English (all the others, in Catalan). There's going to be an English-Catalan / Catalan-English interpretation service.




Sala de Graus de la Facultat de LletresUniversitat de GironaPl. Ferrater i Móra, 1Girona