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7th Annual Conference

"The Relationship between Official Languages and Regional and Minority Languages in Europe"

Dublin, 4-6 November 2009
Hosting institution: Foras na Gaeilge


4 November (Wednesday)

Arrival of the participants in Dublin

(17.30-18.30 Meeting of the Executive Committee)

19.00 Informal reception for the participants

5 November (Thursday)
9.00-9.30 Registration
Morning Session
9.30-10.30 Opening

Welcome address by the Head of Foras na Gaeilge

Special addresses by representatives of the EU and the Irish Government

Opening address by the President of EFNIL

10.30-11.15 First keynote lecture by Prof. Miquel Strubell (Barcelona)

11.15-11.45 Coffee break

11.45-12.30 Second keynote lecture by Prof. Robert Dunbar (Aberdeen)

12.30-13.00 Discussion
13.00-14.00 Lunch (buffet)
Afternoon Sessions:

14.00-14.45 Third keynote lecture by Prof. Peter Hilpold (Innsbruck)

15.00- 17.30 First working session (round table): Reports on the situation in:

·        France: Michel Alessio

·        Hungary: Istvan Kenesei

·        Italy: Nicoletta Maraschio, Cecilia Robustelli

·        Lithuania: Jolanta Zabarskaite

·        Slovakia: Slavomir Ondrejovich

·        Sweden: Lena Ekberg

(Coffee break at 16.00)

19.00 Conference Dinner

6 November (Friday)
Morning Sessions

09.00-11.00 Second working session (round table): Reports on the situation in:

·        Austria: Ulrike Haslinger

·        Bulgaria: Anna Lazarova, Vasil Rainov

·        Ireland: Pádraig O Riagain

·        Poland: Walery Pisarek

·        Spain: Manuel Casado Velarde

11.00-11.15 Coffee break
11.15-13.00 Open session

          Reports on ongoing projects

          Discussion: “How to be more effective in establishing relationships with the institutions of the EU?

13.00-14.00 Lunch (buffet)
Afternoon Session
14.00-16.00 General Assembly
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