One Europe. Many languages. New opportunities
EUNIC in Rome organized on 19 October 2011 a day entirely dedicated to multilinguism in Europe: “Un’Europa. Molte lingue. Nuove Opportunità” (One Europe. Many languages. New opportunities). Within Europe’s linguistic area there are 23 official and more than 60 different minority languages. These local languages must be taken into account and supported. 3 separate events took place on this occasion:
- A round table discussion focused on the historical evolution of multilingualism and the importance of languages in Europe for politics, work and mobility.
- Language labs (Croatian, Lithuanian, Hungarian, Polish, Slovak and Rumanian) for lower and middle school children; a workshop t Vatican Radio for high school kids.
- A jazz concert “L’Europa suona bene!”: 8 top class European musicians played
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Organizers: Goethe-Institut Rom, Hungarian Accademy, Embassy of Lithuania, British Council, Austrian Cultural Institute, Institut Francais – Centre Saint Louis, Polish Cultural Institute, Swiss Institute, Slovak Institute, Società Dante Alighieri and European Commission.
Supporters: Università degli Studi di Roma “Sapienza” (“Sapienza” University Rome), Casa Editrice Università La Sapienza (“Sapienza” University Press, Rome), Vatican Radio, Eurispes, Biblioteca Europea (European Library).
Guests: Filip Majcen (Director in the European Commission's Directorate-General for Translation in Brussels), Marcello Limina (Director in the italian Ministry of Education’s Directorate General for International Affaris), Francesco Antonelli (President of Biblioteche di Roma), Luca Tomasi (European Commission - Directorate General for Education and Culture), Caterina Carmela Tascione (Carfizzi’s former mayor), Monica Barni (Università per Stranieri di Siena, italian partner of the European Union’s “Languace Rich Europe” project), Rocco Bonomo (ENEL University).