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Minority Languages, Major Opportunities. Collaborative Research, Community Engagement and Innovative Educational Tools

Objective

The linguistic and cultural diversity of Europe is crucial to the capacity for problem solving and creative thinking upon which our general wellbeing and economic prosperity depend in an increasingly global and technological society. However, language diversity and immigration are often seen as threats and are challenged by discriminatory attitudes and state policies. COLING will provide justification for the strengthening and revitalization of minority languages, as well as guidelines to implement concrete programs for this purpose. The project’s objectives focus on developing and sharing expert knowledge on language revitalization programs that combine community-driven and top-down approaches; promoting engaged collaboration among academic, nonprofit and community-based institutions; developing efficient teaching methodologies, teacher training, and curricula for minority languages; establishing a new international academic program in minority studies at the partner institutions, in which the new methodologies and curricula will be employed. To this end, COLING affiliated researchers will work together to a) document and archive linguistic-cultural diversity and language practices of indigenous communities and migrants; b) explore the Trans-Atlantic perspectives and historical ties between the Americas and Europe that demonstrate the cultural resilience of indigenous peoples and the evolution of heritage cultures in mixed societies; c) develop innovative teaching methodologies through content modules in textual and digital formats and d) investigate the causative and correlative relationships between language identities, linguistic and cultural discrimination, self-confidence, trauma and well-being, and social cohesion in multilingual and multicultural contexts. COLING will organize summer schools, workshops, trainings to bring together researchers, practitioners and community members, permitting the exchange of skills, best practices and research results.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-RISE-2017
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Coordinator

UNIWERSYTET WARSZAWSKI
Address
Krakowskie Przedmiescie 26/28
00 927 Warszawa
Poland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 508 500

Participants (7)

UNIWERSYTET IM. ADAMA MICKIEWICZA W POZNANIU
Poland
EU contribution
€ 315 000
Address
Ul. Henryka Wieniawskiego 1
61712 Poznan
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
RIJKSUNIVERSITEIT GRONINGEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 189 000
Address
Broerstraat 5
9712CP Groningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STICHTING FRYSKE AKADEMY
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 189 000
Address
Doelestraat 8
8911 DX Leeuwarden
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITEIT LEIDEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 207 000
Address
Rapenburg 70
2311 EZ Leiden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STOWARZYSZENIE NA RZECZ ZACHOWANIA DZIEDZICTWA KULTUROWEGO MIASTA WILAMOWICE WILAMOWIANIE

Participation ended

Poland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Paderewskiego 3
43-330 Wilamowice
Activity type
Other
GRUPPO DI AZIONE LOCALE LO SVILUPPORURALE DELL'AREA GRECANICA SCARL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 117 000
Address
Piazza Roma Snc
89033 Bova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LGSC
Latvia
EU contribution
€ 54 000
Address
Daugavas Street 8
5461 Liksna
Activity type
Other

Partners (6)

THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL
United States
Address
"Airport Drive 104 Suite 2200 Cb #1350"
27599 Chapel Hill
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM
United States
Address
Colorado Street 601
78701 2982 Austin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
YALE UNIVERSITY
United States
Address
Whitney Avenue 155 Room 214
06520 8337 New Haven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ARENET AC
Mexico
Address
Varsovia 33-1
06600 Mexico
Activity type
Other
INSTITUTO DE DOCENCIA E INVESTIGACION ETNOLOGICA DE ZACATECAS AC
Mexico
Address
Calle Aguascalientes 216, Int. 24
98000 Zacatecas
Activity type
Research Organisations
SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION
United States
Address
Jefferson Drive 1000
20560 Washington Dc
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)