The EU funded Network of Universities and Research Institutes on Multilingualism (EUnoM) (2010-2012) has delivered its final report at the closing conference in Brussels. The project focused on themes such as language teachers, longitudinal and transferable models of multilingual education, university language planning, social media, economic aspects of multilingualism, the multi-ethnic society as well as the knowledge economy and multilingualism.
The symposium organised by Mercator in Fryslân (Netherlands) focussed on the role of research and higher education on the language vitality, self images and confidence of language communities. A number of the presentations of that symposium are published in the European Journal of Language Policy (2011, volume 3, issue 2).
Related work of the European Centre for Modern Languages (ECML) in the field of plurilingual education
Selected results of the Programme of activities 2008-2011 “Empowering language professionals”:
Project “Language descriptors for migrant and minority learners' success in compulsory education” (LanguageDescriptors) (2012-2013)
The project focuses on the language competence required in the language of schooling in order to achieve educational success. Eliciting language requirements in curriculum subjects and linking these to CEFR levels will raise educators’ awareness of the language migrant and minority language learners’ need to perform successfully in compulsory education.
Project website: English