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European day of languages - 24th September

02 August, 2021

The Transform4Europe alliance, which aims at educating future European knowledge-entrepreneurs who are well-equipped with plurilingual and intercultural competences and are well-prepared to make transformations for a more inclusive Europe, invites you to celebrate together the European Day of Languages on the 24th of September.

The Alliance undertakes to organise a joint online event on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the European Day of Languages, the aim of which is to promote multilingualism and language learning as an inevitable component of higher education in Europe and to engage the communities of all partner universities and their stakeholders in a discussion of the benefits and challenges that linguistic diversity brings into the European corporate, public and academic discourses.

Representatives of international companies and organizations are asked to prepare a presentation on the topic Intercultural and plurilingual (mis)communication in corporate/ public discourse. The presentations should focus on language needs in the contemporary corporate and public life, cases of miscommunication, challenges encountered, solutions found, examples of good practices, etc.

It is possible to choose from 4 working languages: English, German, Italian and Spanish.

If you would like to use any other language of the alliance, please make sure that interpretation into English is provided. Duration of the presentation is 15 minutes.

The preliminary programme of the event, which will be on platform MS Teams:

08:30 – 08:45 Introduction on the relevance of multilingualism.

08:45 – 09:30 Transform4Europe Language Tasters – short introductory presentations about the languages of the alliance including survival phrases, interesting facts, cross-linguistic comparisons, etc. of 8 languages: Bulgarian, Catalan, Estonian, German, Ital-ian, Lithuanian, Polish and Spanish.

09:30 – 10:30 Intercultural and plurilingual (mis)communication in corporate/ public discourse – presentations by representatives of international companies and organizations.

4 working languages: English, German, Italian and Spanish.

We are kindly inviting you to participate in the event, receive positive impressions, promote multilingualism across Europe and raise awareness about the importance of languages/multilingualism in the contemporary world.

The registration form will be published on the 1st of September.