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Latest newsletters

Here you will find an overview of the latest newsletters of the Mercator Network.

Since June 2007 (newsletter #31), the Mercator European Research Centre in Leeuwarden (NL) has been providing the newsletters of this European network. The newsletters on this website go back to 2015 (#109). 

Mar

01

With news about, among other things: New recommendations for Latvia and Sweden, a new ECRML Evaluation Report on Denmark, a Global Call to Action for Heritage Language Education, French students mobilise for the defense of regional languages, Sign Language plans in Northern Ireland, Turkish parliament censors MPs' minority languages, a white paper on AI in Catalan Education and Language, and much more!

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Feb

01

With news about, among other things: ECRML protection extended to Papiamento, new British Sign Language GCSE heading for classrooms, -NOS action group for defense and promotion of Valencian, a critical report on the future of Frisian Studies, Mercator's Cor van der Meer retires, a new CIEMEN campaign, and much more!

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Dec

03

With news about, among other things: thousands demonstrate against the condemnation of the Basque language, a FUEN statement on the Ukrainian Law on National Minorities, multilingualism in technical vocational education and training, a new Erasmus+ project Read with MEE, Applied Linguistics for All seminars, Digital help for rhyming Frisian writers, and much more!

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Nov

01

With news about, among other things: ELEN calls on Italy to ratify the ECRML, major concern over Latvian ban on Russian-language content, Corsican autonomy 'without disengagement from the state', a new online French-Breton translator based on AI, the economic value of a minority language, the 30th anniversary of the OSCE/ HCNM, and much more!

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Oct

02

With news about, among other things: Catalan, Aranese, Basque, Galician allowed in Spanish Congress, a report on endogenous regional languages of Wallonia, New ECRML evaluation reports on Romania, Montenegro, the FUEN Congress Main Resolution 2023, a white paper on Dutch Sign Language, the Mercator Multilingualism Lecture 'What (not) to expect when raising or working with bilingual children', and much more!

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Sep

01

With news about, among other things: the Spanish government's formal request to make Catalan, Basque and Galician languages with full rights in the EU, a new law banning mother-tongue education for minorities in Estonia, the European Day of Languages on 26 September, research results from a project on Cimbro, Ladino and Mòcheno languages, Technology-Mediated PLurilingual Activities for (language) Teacher Education, neural machine translation for Romance languages, and much more!

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Jun

30

With news about, among other things: a new report on working with multilingual children and families in early childhood education and care, new CoE/ECRML reports on Austria and Serbia, a new open-source app launched to help researchers collect data on bilingual populations, a call for help to make Higher Education Institutions multilingual spaces, the new Lingotell project on storytelling in indigenous and minority languages, and much more!

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Jun

02

With news about, among other things: French justice prohibits the use of Catalan in municipal meetings, Iceland allies with ChatGPT to preserve its language, Spanish Senate rejects Catalan on traffic signs, Centre de Recerca en Sociolingüística i Comunicació (CUSC-UB) celebrates 25 year anniversary, a special edition of DIALECTOLOGIA on dialect classification of languages ​​in Europe, and much more!

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May

01

With news about, among other things, South Tyrol, East Belgium and Hungary wanting to back MSPI in court, a French court will judge city council for using Catalan, a barometer for the Valencian language, a translation application for the Romansh language, the publication of the The Handbook of Linguistic Human Rights, the Europeana Translate project about multilingualism and cultural heritage, and much more!

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Apr

03

With news about, among other things, the opinion of the UN special rapporteur on minority issues, Fernand de Varennes, about the French ban on the Corsican language in debates, less Basque speakers in Northern Basque Country, a report on European Union's support for regional and minority languages, Digital Language Equality in Europe, the XV OSTANA PRIZE ‘Writing in indigenous language’, and much more!

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