The Mercator Regional Dossiers
For an overview of the Dossiers, click here.
The Regional Dossiers focus on the educational system in European regions that have an autochthonous lesser-used language, and on how the lesser-used language is embedded in this system. The dossiers provide information on:
- educational statistics, such as number of bilingual schools, percentage of children learning the lesser-used language, language skills of teachers, etc;
- policies regarding education of the lesser-used language;
- the structure of the educational system in the area;
- speakers numbers of the lesser-used language;
- institutions supporting the lesser-used language.
The Regional dossiers are written according to a fixed structure, so that they can be used for comparative research. The dossier's contents may be reprinted for non-commercial use, provided that the extract is followed by a complete reference to Mercator Research Centre on Multilingualism and Language Learning.
Map of the Regional Dossiers
Our most recent Dossiers:
We have compiled the following Dossiers:
|Minority language||Country||Edition||Year of publication|
|German||South Tyrol, Italy||2nd||2017|
|Irish||Republic of Ireland||2nd||2016|
|Meänkieli and Sweden Finnish||Sweden||2001|
|Manx Gaelic||Isle of Man||2016|
|Nenets, Khanty and Selkup||Russian Federation||2016|
|НЕНЕЦКИЙ, ХАНТЫЙСКИЙ И СЕЛЬКУПСКИЙ ЯЗЫКИ||Российской Федерации||in Russian||2016|
|Romani and Beash||Hungary||2005|
|Ukrainian and Ruthenian||Poland||2006|
Terms of usage
You are free to download and print the dossiers for personal use. Organisations/ institutions that would like to print the dossiers by a local publisher in their country, may request a publisher's file (containing crop marks etc.). Publisher's files are available for some of the dossiers, though not all.
We would appreciate it if you could let us know if you print a dossier in large numbers for distribution at conferences, events etc.