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Ownership and Leadership (OWL+)

Pathways for (Endangered) Languages’ Use in School

The objective of OWL+ is to innovate in curriculum building for and about endangered languages by contextualising them within the big picture of language diversity in Europe and by providing stakeholders with practical tools to help them foster the transmission of the language. The project will develop tools and resources to innovate school curricula and offer materials that enable teachers and educators to accommodate endangered languages in their classrooms and other learning settings. Teachers and educators will also be equipped with skills to take ownership of their cultural heritage. As endangered languages are viewed as a vital social factor for their communities, the project targets next to school staff also community leaders, which are an integral part of endangered languages’ support structure.
More information coming soon!

Research theme: Multilingualism and Language learning
Duration: 01/02/2022 - 
Coordinating partner: Mercator European Research Centre / Fryske Akademy
Mercator Staff: Katharina Thomas, Cor van der Meer 
Funding: Erasmus+ Programme - KA2 Cooperation for Innovation and the Exchange of Good Practices
Collaboration withInterdisciplinary Centre for Social and Language Documentation (CIDLeS) (PT), Nord University (NO), Rēzekne Academy of Technologies (LV), and Tallinn University (EE)


Press announcement

Mercator sent a press anouncement (FRL/NED) on 26th January , 2022:

'Nije Europeeske projektsubsydzje foar kennissintrum Mercator / Nieuwe Europese projectsubsidie voor kenniscentrum Mercator'​​​​​​​