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The EPICUR European Universities alliance invites you to join the EPICUR Multilingualism event. A blended event hosted by the University of Amsterdam.

Event details of EPICUR multilingualism event
Date 15 October 2020
Time 14:00 -16:00
Logo Epicur

EPICUR, the European Partnership for an Innovative Campus Unifying Regions, is a first-generation European university alliance, dedicated to shaping a sustainable, peaceful and healthy European future through the development of collaborative interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary teaching and research. EPICUR brings together eight universities from six European countries with common academic and societal goals: Adam-Mickiewicz University of Poznań (Poland), Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece), University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (Austria), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Germany), University of Haute-Alsace (France), University of Freiburg (Germany), University of Amsterdam (the Netherlands), University of Strasbourg (France).

EPICUR’s ambition is to become the preferred supplier on Multilingualism in Europe. The alliance is working hard to safeguard and strengthen European linguistic diversity in European Higher Education. The Multilingualism event focuses on one of EPICUR’s core themes, multilingualism, and will touch upon topics such as linguistic diversity, good practices in developing institutional language policies and inclusive governance. During the event, the EPICUR Statement on Multilingualism will be officially presented and signed by all EPICUR rectors and presidents, underpinning EPICUR’s commitment to multilingualism and the importance of safeguarding European linguistic diversity.

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Sign up for the interactive livestream of the event through the form below.

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Programme Multilingualism event, 15 October 14:00 – 16:00

  • Official opening of the Multilingualism event
  • Presentation EPICUR Statement on Multilingualism and signing Letter of intent European Model Language Policy
  • Speeches
    - Rector Magnificus Karen Maex, University of Amsterdam
    - President Michel Deneken, University of Strasbourg, Coordinator EPICUR 
    - Representative tbc, European Commission
  • Interactive multilingualism poll
  • Panel discussion: “The importance of multilingualism at European Higher Education Institutions” followed by (online) Q&A
    - Rector Bogumila Kaniewska, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan
    - Prof. Dr. Bernd Kortmann, Albert-Ludwig University, Freiburg
    - Representative DG-EAC, European Commission
    - Flora Platteuw, EPICUR student board
    - Fabian Götzmann, EPICUR student board
  • Interactive surprise
  • Formal closing of the Multilingualism event

It will be possible to take part in the discussion via the interactive livestream