Mercator International Conference

7-8 November 2024, Ljouwert/Leeuwarden (NL)

Shaping Policy for Minority Languages and Multilingualism

The Mercator European Research Centre on Multilingualism and Language Learning, hosted by the Fryske Akademy, invites you to participate in the Mercator International Conference on the theme of Shaping Policy for Minority Languages and Multilingualism.

The aim of this conference is to provide a platform for and to stimulate critical discussions on policy development for minority languages and multilingualism in various contexts, from the home to education. We invite presentations that examine language policies, practices, ideologies, and attitudes at all levels (international, national, regional, societal, institutional, group, family, and individual). We welcome proposals for presentations from people of all career stages that engage with the themes of the conference. Postgraduate students and early career researchers are particularly encouraged to participate. 

All information on the topics and how to submit your abstracts can be found in our Call for Papers.

Key dates


Extended deadline: 30 May 2024: Submission deadline for abstracts (papers/ posters). You can use this online form for abstract submission.

28 June 2024: Notification about acceptance of abstracts (oral presentations/poster presentations/symposia).

28 June 2024: Registration begins

7-8 November 2024: Conference dates


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