The network intends to foster multilingualism and linguistic diversity in Europe with a strong focus on regional and minority languages (RML).
Its main aim is to promote the European objective of multilingualism, according to which each European citizen should learn two additional languages beside his/her mother tongue. European regional and minority languages are considered a natural resource of bilingualism and multilingualism, whose potential should be exploited to achieve the European objective and to trigger positive effects on linguistic diversity.
During its first years of activity the network will develop scenarios for language transmission in the context of European multilingualism by taking into consideration minority languages in Germany, Denmark, Austria, Belgium and Italy. The scenarios elaborated by the project will serve for the transfer of results to other multilingual regions as well as the dissemination of scientific results and practical suggestions among decision-makers and professionals. They will be integrated by studies in the fields of early language learning, languages in adult education and language proficiency testing and certification.
The final aim of the network is to become a competence centre on regional and minority languages and on multilingual regions.
Project's website: http://www.rml2future.eu
You can download the Poliglotto publication here (available in German only).