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Project overview

Here you can find an overview of the Mercator projects. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. 

Jul

02

Bildts is a minority language spoken in the Northwestern part of the province of Fryslân in the Netherlands. It has some 6,000 native speakers. Currently, Bildts does not have official recognition as a minority language in the Netherlands, although it receives support from both the province and the local municipality.

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Jan

01

LangOER was a 3-year network (January 2014 - December 2016) that addressed the questions: How can less used languages, including Regional and Minority languages, benefit from Open Educational Practices? How can Open Educational Resources (OER) be shaped to foster linguistic and cultural diversity in Europe? What policies are favourable to the uptake of quality OER in less used language communities?

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Jan

01

From 2013 untill 2015, Lysbeth Jongbloed-Faber from Mercator Research Centre researched Frisian language use on social media. The expectation was that social media offer chances for minority languages to increase their vitality.

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Jan

01

The LEARNMe (Language and Education Addressed through Research and Networking by Mercator) project was an EU funded project by the Mercator Network providing policy guidelines and recommendations for policy stakeholders in the field as well as for practitioners.

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