Policy roundtable on multilingualism in higher education

The goal of this policy roundtable is among other things to explore the obstacles and opportunities related to the alliance’s ambition of increasing multilingual practices and opportunities at our home universities.

By the end of the pilot period of the Circle U. project in October 2023, the aim of the Think and Do Tank is to organise a High-Level Meeting on Multilingualism to deliver a policy paper on multilingualism based on the meeting with national and European politicians on the topic. As a prior step, the goal of this policy roundtable is to further explore the obstacles and opportunities related to the alliance’s ambition of increasing multilingual practices and opportunities at our home universities and advocate for the recognition of the richness of multilingualism at a national and European level.

The panel discussion will group actors tackling the same issue from different perspectives: the promotion of multilingual activities within the alliance EUTOPIA, the implementation of language policies at the University of Copenhagen, the example of the multilingual university of Bozen-Bolzano, a representative from the German-Serbian Chamber of Industry and Commerce, a multilingual student who will explain their educational path, and a neuropsychologist who has been exploring the relationship between multilingualism, cognitive functions and wellbeing.

Programme
17:00 Welcoming and presentation of the Circle U. alliance and its Think and Do Tank
17:15

Presentations of the panellists – (10 min. each presentation)

18:15 Break
18:45 Panel discussion on the promotion of multilingualism in higher education
19:45 Closing remarks

This event is part of the Circle U. Multilingualism Week at King’s College London.
For more information on the whole Multilingualism Week, you can read this brochure: Circle U. Multilingualism Week (pdf).

A completed programme of this roundtable will be sent to registered participants.

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Published June 23, 2022 12:12 PM - Last modified June 28, 2022 10:56 AM