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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

Sep

27

With news about, among other things, a new report on minority, national, foreign and migrant languages in European society (MIME Vademecum), the ICML XVII, two new Erasmus+ projects, the Minority SafePack, a Wiki on minority languages, the COMBI project, Teach-D, linguistic rebellion in bilingual children's primary years, and much more...

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Aug

02

With news about, among other things, 20 years of European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages, bilingual children and autism, crowdfunding for Cornish TV, official status for Sardinian, the endangered Yukaghir languages and Disney's The Incredibles 2 in Catalan, and much more...

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Jun

28

With news about, among other things, multilingual language learning, the COMBI project Modules, sociolinguistic research in Catalan language, language equality in the digital age, ambassadors from the endangered Grèko community in Friesland and much more...

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May

31

With news about, among other things, a new publication about minorities in Sweden, Mirjam Günther-Van der Meij obtained her PhD, an online suvey from the ECML, a student smart phone challenge in young jargon in Barcelona, Montserrat Sendra has been granted by Institut d’Estudis Catalans (IEC), and much more...

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May

22

A special newsflash about the 17th International Conference on Minority Languages (ICML XVII), that takes place in Leeuwarden (Ljouwert), the capital of Fryslân, the Netherlands. The conference is from 22 to 25 May 2019 and is organized by the Mercator Research Centre.

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Apr

24

With news about, among other things, the BIG cities, small LANGUAGES congress, the COMBI-project, a Massive Open Online Course on Frisian Language, the launch of the North-East Scots Language Board, the children's protest for the survival of the Diwan schools in Brittany, and more...

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Mar

12

With news about, among other things, International Mother Language Day, the COMBI-project at the Intergroup in Strasbourg, and the Minority Safepack Initiative to strengthen the position of minorities in the European Union.

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Jan

30

With news about, among other things, the launch of Leeuwarden-Fryslân, European Capital of Culture 2018, findings by CUSC-UB researcher Avel·lí Flors-Mas on the role of school in the preservation of minority languages, and the publication of Mercator's 50th Regional Dossier.

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Nov

30

With news about, among other things, a discussion evening on Catalonia in Ljouwert (NL), the activities of Mercator Network Partner CUSC, and less Tatar language education in Tatarstan.

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Oct

31

With news about, among other things, the recent events in Catalonia, and the LANGSCAPE conference and SOAS-CIDLeS-Mercator conferences held past month.

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