MIME - Mobility and Inclusion in Multilingual Europe
Programme group Geographies of Globalizations (GoG)
This project funded by the European Commission (FP7) aims to examine areas as diverse as education, public and private multilingual work environments, the preservation and promotion of threatened minority languages, and the challenges of integrating migrant speakers of non-European languages.
Funded by: European Commission FP7
Period: 01-03-2014 until 31-08-2018
Using an innovative interdisciplinary approach, MIME will generate an organised body of policy-relevant propositions addressing the full range of questions raised in the call. Our aim is to identify the language policies and strategies that best combine “mobility” and “inclusion”.
The diverse concepts and methods are combined in an analytical framework designed to ensure their practice-oriented integration. MIME identifies, assesses and recommends measures for the management of trade-offs between the potentially conflicting goals of mobility and inclusion in a multilingual Europe.
Rather than taking existing trade-offs as a given, we think that they can be modified, both in symbolic and in material/financial terms, and we argue that this objective can best be achieved through carefully designed public policies and the intelligent use of dynamics in civil society.