LINGUIST List 31.2278

Wed Jul 15 2020

Confs: Applied Ling/Italy

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 15-Jul-2020
From: Maria Teresa Zanola <>
Subject: Imagining the Future of Multilingualism. Education and Society at a Turning Point
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Imagining the Future of Multilingualism. Education and Society at a Turning Point
Short Title: 2020 CEL/ELC Virtual Forum

Date: 03-Dec-2020 - 04-Dec-2020
Location: Milan, Italy
Contact: Maria Teresa Zanola
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Meeting Description:

Since 2008, the Conseil Européen pour les Langues/European Language Council (CEL/ELC) has hosted a Forum every two years. These Fora seek to bring together representatives of higher education institutions, of European institutions and organisations, such as, for example, the European Commission, the European Parliament, and the Council of Europe, and of European associations like the European University Association (EUA) as well as scholars with a special interest in European integration, policy development, and multilingualism. At the centre of this year’s discussions will be the role that higher education can and should play in the promotion and development of multilingualism as a key aspect of European cooperation – related to facets such as language policy, internationalisation, language and knowledge, education and mobility, to mention just a few. In this context, participants will also be expected to reflect on the future role of the CEL/ELC by identifying and analyzing new challenges that have arisen in our changing world.

Call for Papers:

The CEL/ELC invites ELC members (institutions and individuals) - representatives from higher
education institutions, policy makers and scholars with a keen interest in European affairs,
especially in the area of languages, to prepare contributions and reflections on, among
others, the following topics:
- challenges for languages (learning and teaching) in education
- challenges for the development and implementation of language policies in higher
education institutions
- challenges for multilingualism in sectors, such as business and health
- the impact of virtualization on multilingualism and the current “crisis” of
internationalization and globalization
- languages, rights and citizenship in a changing world

ELC members (institutions and individuals) are invited to send the title with an abstract of 300
words (max). Deadline for abstract submissions: 30 September 2020.
- E-Mail to:
- Forum Languages: English and French
- Publication: After abstract acceptation, full paper submission is required if you consider
publishing your paper, after a double blind reviewing. Paper submission: 15 December 2020.

See the full Call for Papers at

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