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Mercator Network Newsletter

Here you can find an overview of the latest newsletters from the Mercator Network. Since June 2007 (newsletter #31), the Mercator Research Centre in Leeuwarden takes care of the newsletters from this European network. The newsletters on this website date back to 2015 (#109).   

In the newsletters you will find information about the activities of the Mercator Network, about minority language education and policy changes in Europe en of course the upcoming workshops and conferences concerning minority languages.

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Latest newsletters

Dec

01

With news about, among other things, the ELEN statement regarding the Spanish Supreme Court ruling against Catalan-medium education, Norway protects Lule Sami and South Sami, Mercator project VirtuLApp honoured with several awards, Welsh model for (Māori) language revitalisation, minority report presented in Schleswig-Holstein, and much more!

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Oct

20

With news about, among other things, the COMEX meeting, the 25th anniversary of the ECMI, a project on protecting national minorities in Ukraine, the Mercator Multilingualism Lecture, Portugal signs the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages, and much more!

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Sep

27

With news about, among other things, the FUEN assembly of delegates 2021, Holi-Frysk project's closing meeting, the Mercator Multilingualism Lecture, the national Hispanic heritage month 2021, VirtuLApp's final multiplier event and much more!

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Aug

20

With news about, among other things, VirtuLApp coming back to the multilingual classroom, a formal complaint to the UN by the European Language Equality Network, the Mercator Multilingualism Lecture, European structural funds for speakers of Scottish and Welsh, the European Day of Languages anniversary and much more!

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Jul

15

With news about, among other things, a protest in support of minority languages in France, a strong support for the Minority Safepack Initiative, equal opportunities through multilingual primary teacher training, new challenges for protecting national minority rights, VirtuLApp's fourth multiplier event and much more!

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Jun

01

With news about, among other things, the French Constitutional Council censors Molac's minority languages bill, a Hungarian resolution to support Minority SafePack, Corsican immersive schools open next school year, new NPLD reports on Regional or Minority Languages in the EU, the nomination for research on multilingual game BabelAR and much more!

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May

02

With news about, among other things, the French National Assembly approving a 'historic' minority languages bill, new ECRML reports on Slovakia, Spain and the UK, Conradh na Gaeilge challenging the NI Executive, Georgian Azerbaijanis fighting monolingual policies, a call to articipate in a survey about Global Citizenship and Multilingual Competences, interesting webinars from the VirtuLApp and ENROPE projects, and much more!

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Mar

31

With news about, among other things, the request for annulment of the European Commission’s decision on the Minority SafePack European Citizens’ Initiative, Braille alphabet to save Kashubian and Silesian, a milestone for Valencian language rights, the multilingual AR-game BABELAR for pupils 7-12 y/o, 3500 people gathered to save Breton languages, and much more!

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Mar

01

With news about, among other things, the ELEN call on the French state to immediately reverse its decision to reduce the amount of teaching hours in Breton, a new Catalan-Romani publication, the inspiring ICML XVIII conference, a Mobile Speachlab to study dialects, a call for testers for the multilingual AR-game by VirtuLApp, a German youth initiative for multilingual signs in Poland, an invitation to the free webinar 'Towards plurilingual professional identities' on 16 March, and much more!

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Feb

01

With news about, among other things, the disappointment now the European Commission (EC) will not propose new laws in response to the Minority SafePack European Citizens’ Initiative, the first Irish hearing in European Court of Justice, international comparative research on intangible heritage, the smearing bilingual town signs in Carinthia, the approvement of the Bulgarian Sign Language act, and much more!

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