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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

Nov

12

With news about, among other things, a Frisian version of the Speakaboo app, a joint statement of Ukraine and NATO on language rights of Ukraine's Hungarian minority, a new Regional Dossier and much more...

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Oct

01

With news about, among other things, the European Day of Languages 2019, VirtulApp's first Multiplier event, a photo contest for young members of local communities and much, much more...

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Aug

29

With news about, among other things, funding for Cornish language and culture, EU developments for online multilingualism, a symposium on education policy for regional languages (call for papers!), language discrimination by Spanish officials, the best way to teach children a second language and much, much more...

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Jul

02

With news about, among other things, the future of the Basque language, new ECRML reports on Hungary and the Czech Republic, a young Dutch language virtuoso teaches himself endangererd languages to save them, a new online tool to document minority right breaches, the effect of early childhood education on bilingual families, and much, much more...

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May

29

With news about, among other things, a successful International Conference on Minority Languages in Friesland, the importance of sign language (and sign language dancers!), the strengthening of the protection of national minorities in Serbia, a new Welsh curriculum, initiatives for a new Low Saxon and Limburgian learning line, a free online course Sorbian, a Digital Language Survival Kit, three documentaries about how minorities think about the EU, and much more...

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May

01

With news about, among other things, a Romanian mayor got a €100,000 fine for using the Hungarian language, the 21st Korrika took place in the Basque Country, a new report on minority language policy in Serbia was presented, Russian speaking Ukrainians are concerned about a new language law, in Perpignan opens a Public Office of the Catalan language, and much more...

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Apr

01

With news about, among other things, the positive judgement of the Court of Justice of the European Union in the case of the 2nd ECI on minority rights, a March for Welsh independence, new report on national minorities in Albania, Limburgish recognized as official language in the Netherlands, and much more...

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Mar

05

With news about, among other things, the restrictions that the Hungarian Academy faces, 50 years of Celtic Research Center, a new report on Azerbaijan, protests in Occitania, a language on Cyprus written for the first time, little effect with early foreign language education, and much more...

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Feb

06

With news about, among other things, the 70th anniversary of the Council of Europe, the effects of multilingual aging, bilingualism and Down syndrome, new reports from the European Charter about Germany and from the Framework Convention about Russia, a new Amazigh teaching method, the ENROPE Intensive Study Programme, and much more...

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Jan

09

With news about, among other things, the statement about the potentially disastrous Brexit effects on Celtic languages, 2019 as the Year of Indigenous Languages, the Jura dialect recognized as minority language in Switzerland, a new Journal on monolingual and bilingual speech, a research about health care staff with minority language, a follow-up for multilingual education project Holi-Frysk, a Youtube-documentary about Mercator and much more...

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