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Poliglotti4.eu Closing Conference  -  One continent, many tongues: a spotlight on Europe's linguistic wealthPoliglotti4.eu Closing Conference - One continent, many tongues: a spotlight on Europe's linguistic wealth

Presented by the European Theatre Convention at the Teatro Due, Parma in collaboration with the Poliglotti4.eu Consortium

Bringing together experts and multilingual talents from across Europe, the conference will highlight the outcome of Poliglotti4.eu’s project achievement, but will also raise the voice of Europeans who live and work in multilingual Europe representing diverse fields such as science, art and culture, education, economics, politics and public spaces. The conference is part of the Parma Teatro Festival and puts the spot on Europe’s linguistic wealth and the multilingual practices in our society. In times of European crisis, the conference will ensure that multilingualism remains a topic of debate and awareness in social, cultural, academic and political discourse.

REGISTRATION

Click here to register - Participation is free of charge.

 

WIN A TRIP TO PARMA! Participate in our Best Practice Competition

 

DRAFT PROGRAMME - Download Conference Programme as a PDF

Thursday, November 15

9.00h  REGISTRATION
9.30h -10.15h

 OPENING

 Paola Donati, Director Teatro Due

 Massimo Mezzetti, Councillor, Emilia-Romagna Region Department of Culture

 Nicoletta Paci, Deputy Mayor of Parma

 Laura Ferraris, Councillor for Culture, City of Parma

 Uwe Mohr, Project Director Poliglotti4.eu                                 

 Dubravka Vrgoč, European Theatre Convention (ETC) President

 Laura Ferraris, Head of Department of Culture, City of Parma

10.15h – 11.45h

 MULTILINGUALISM - A KEY TO INTEGRATION FOR EUROPEAN CITIZENS

 Panel discussion

 Biljana Srbljanović, Language Ambassador

 Jeroen Darquennes, Professor of German and General Linguistics, University of Namur

 Pascal Rambert, Artistic Director, Théâtre de Gennevillier

 Antonio Latella, Theatre Director and Professor of continuous education pragramme “Ecole des Maîtres”                          

 Moderator: Aleksandra Jovićević, Professor at the Department of History of Arts and Performance, La Sapienza University, Rome

11.45h – 12.00h

 COFFEE BREAK

12.00h – 12.15h

 PRACTICAL REFLECTION

 Semiotic Reading of James Joyce's Finnegans Wake and François Rabelais' Gargantua and Pantagruel by Christopher Sawyer-Luçanno

12.15h – 13.00h

 MULTILINGUALISM IN PRACTICE                        

 Richard Simcott, Winner, “MehrsprachIch” competition

 Alexander Rawlings, Student, University of Oxford

 Sylvia Brandt, Language and Integration Department, Goethe-Institut Munich

 Moderator: Julia Kofler, Manager External Relations and Partnerships, British Council Brussels

13.00h - 14.45h

 CONFERENCE LUNCH

14.45h - 16.30h

 MULTILINGUALISM IN CIVIL SOCIETY AND PUBLIC EUROPEAN SPACES

 Table discussions- Exchange of best practice examples in early learning, adult learning, public institutions including public theatres

  •  Early Language Learning

 Annick de Houwer, Chair of Language Acquisition and Teaching, University of Erfurt, Germany

 Eowyn Crisfield, Director of Crisfield Educational Consulting, The Netherlands

 Cor van der Meer, Project Co-ordinator, Mercator Research Centre

  •  Adult Language Learning

 Geoffrey Scaplehorn, Vice President of the EUCIS-LLL, European Forum for Vocational Education and Training

 Eilidh MacDonald, Project Manager, Language Rich Europe (LRE)

 Rosangela De Simone, Communication and Events, European College of Parma

 Francesca Operti, Project Manager, European Association for the Education of Adults

  •  Public Institutions

 Benedetta Toni, Headmaster, European School Parma, Nursery and Primary School Cycle

 Birgit Lengers, Director Junges DT,  Deutsches Theater Berlin

 Moderator: Miguel Ángel Martín Ramos, Counsellor, Fundación Academia Europea de Yuste

16.30h - 17.00h

 COFFEE BREAK

17.00h - 18.30h

 THE ROLE OF THE CIVIL SOCIETY PLATFORM ON MULTILINGUALISM

 Bessie Dendrinos, Director, Research Centre for Language Teaching, Testing and Assessment (RCeL), Faculty of English, University of Athens

 Geoffrey ScaplehornVice President of the EUCIS-LLL

 Seán Ó Riain, President of the Europa Esperanto-Union

 Teresa Condeço, Principal Administrator, Multilingual Unit, European Commission

 Moderator: Uwe Mohr, Chair of Civil Society Platform on Multilingualism


       
Friday, November 16

10.00h - 12.00h  MULTILINGUALISM IN EUROPE: POLITICS, ECONOMICS AND CIVIL SOCIETY

 Panel discussion

 Dubravka Vrgoč, President, European Theatre Convetion (ETC)

 Paolo Fabbri, Semiotician, University of Rome

 Paolo Leon, Advanced Course of Public Economy, University of Roma Tre

 Walter Le Moli, Theatre Director, Director, Graduate Programme of Visual and Performing Arts, IUAV University Venice

 Laura Boselli, DG Translation, European Commission

 Moderator: Philippe Cayla, Chairman, Euronews
12.00h - 12.15h  COFFEE BREAK
12.15h - 13.00h

 PRESENTATION OF BEST PRACTICE EXAMPLE

 "You are In!" - Trilingual theatre performance by Holger Schober

 Fondazione Teatro Due Parma, z/k/m Zagreb, Deutsches Theater Berlin                                 

13.00h - 14.00h 

 PROJECT OUTCOMES, CONCLUSIONS AND CLOSING REMARKS

 Uwe Mohr, Director, Poliglotti4.eu

 Heidi Wiley, European Theatre Convention (ETC)

 Miguel Ángel Martín Ramos, Adviser/Counsellor, Fundación Academia Europea de Yuste

 Cor van der Meer, Project Co-ordinator, Mercator Research Centre

 Julia Kofler, Manager External Relations, British Council Brussels

 Francesca Operti, Project Manager, European Association for the Education of Adults

 Moderator: Martin Nuttall, Project Manager, ALTE             

 DOWNLOAD CONFERENCE PROGRAMME


SPEAKERS

Access our Media Gallery full list of confirmed speakers for the event.

 

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

CONFERENCE VENUE

Fondazione Teatro 2 Viale Basetti, 12/a 43121 Parma

www.teatrodue.org
From Parma train station, take the bus line 2 from the station and stop at “Viale F. Basetti”. Lines and maps: http://www.tep.pr.it/azienda/default.aspx

GETTING TO PARMA

PARMA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT The airport is located 5 km from Parma main train station. To reach the train station, you can use the BUS line N6 (cost 1,20EUR): www.tep.pr.it or the train: www.trenitalia.com

MILAN AIRPORTS (Linate or Malpensa) From Milan airport, you need to reach Milan train station to take the train to Parma (duration 1,5 hour). Booking and timetables: http://www.trenitalia.com/ Just 7 km from the city centre, Milano Linate airport can be easily reached by bus in only 25 minutes (ATM Bus lines 73 and X73) or by taxi. From Milano Malpensa 1 airport the centre of Milan can be easily reached with the Malpensa Express or by taxi.

BOLOGNA AIRPORT To reach Parma, you need to take the train from Bologna train station (duration 1hour). Booking and timetables: http://www.trenitalia.com/ To reach Bologna train station, use the Aerobus-BLQ, the express shuttle service linking the airport to Bologna main train station. Timetables and fares : http://www.atc.bo.it/orari/aerobus-airport-railway-station-link

ACCOMMODATION

HOTEL TOSCANINI Viale Toscanini Arturo 4 43121 Parma Tel: 0039 0521 289141 Fax: 0039 0521 283143 E-mail: info@hoteltoscanini.it (www.hoteltoscanini.it)

Poliglotti4.eu conference participants can benefit from a preferential rate at the Hotel Toscanini, which is located within walking distance to the venue and the historical town center of Parma.

RATES Queen room (single room) Occ. 1 pax € 70 Classic Double/Twin room: Single use € 78 Double use € 88 Superior Double/Twin room: Single use € 86 Double use € 96

Prices are per room, per night and include: VAT, buffet breakfast in the main restaurant and wi-fi connection.

The participants will make the booking directly at the hotel by SEPTEMBER 13TH 2012

(tel. +39 0521 289141 – fax +39 0521 283143 – e-mail: prenotazioni@hoteltoscanini.it.) and should provide their credit card details as guarantee.

Reference Block booking: 171956

 

CONTACT

Local organization and press office

Lara Ampollini

Lampi. Comunicazione illuminata.

Tel. +39 521 1801190

Mobile + 39 339 1421366

Email: info@lampi.it

European Federation for Intercultural Learning EEE-YFU European Association for Terminology
Club de Madrid European Forum of Vocational Education and Training Mercator European Network of Language Diversity Centres
European Theatre Convention Culturelink EUNIC in Brussels
Federal Union of European Nationalities Europa Esperanto Unio - EEU European Council for Steiner Waldorf Education (ECSWE)
EUROCLIO ALTE European Council of Artists (ECA)
European Association for the Education of Adults (EAEA) Federation of European Publishers CMFE (Community Media Forum Europe)
Literature Across frontiers Fundación Academia Europea de Yuste Association of Commercial Television in Europe (ACT)
RECIT European Council of Literary Translators' Associations European Publishers Council
Eurolang European Federation of National Institutions for Language European Coordination of Independent Producers (CEPI)

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