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 EFNIL Conferences are closed events for EFNIL members and invited speakers.
The European Federation of National Institutions for Language (EFNIL)
announces the
19th Annual conference of EFNIL
in Vilnius on 11, 12 and 13 October 2022
hosted by the State Commission of the Lithuanian Language and the 
Institute of the Lithuanian Language
The theme of the conference will be:
Language and Migration
11 October 2022 (Tuesday) (EEST)
13.00–14.15 Arrival of guests, registration at the Courtyard by Marriott Vilnius City Center hotel
14.15–15.00 Coffee break
15.00–17.00 EFNIL General Assembly (at the Courtyard by Marriott Vilnius City Center hotel)
17.30–19.30 Excursion to the Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania
19.30 Welcome reception at the restaurant of the Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania
12 October 2022 (Wednesday) (EEST)
Conference at the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania
10.00-10.30 Opening session
Paulius Saudargas (Deputy Speaker of the Seimas)
Albina Auksoriūtė (Director of the Institute of the Lithuanian Language)
Audrys Antanaitis (Chairperson of the State Commission of the Lithuanian Language)
Genoveva Ruiz Calavera (Director-General of SCIC), Sabine Kirchmeier (EFNIL President)
Chair: Albina Auksoriūtė
10.30–13.00 Session 1 Multiculturalism and Multilingualism
10.30-11.10 Dr Tony Capstick: Language, migration and method: how to research a world on the move (presentation)
Chair: Birute Klaas-Lang
Chair: Jutta Ransmayr
Chair: Elena Tamba
Chair: Åse Wetås/Ari Páll Kristinsson
Chair: Anna Dabrowska

11.30-12.00 Panel discussion (Chair: Dr Andreas Witt)
Final discussion and conclusions
12.00–12.20 Closing Remarks
12.20-13.30 Lunch break
14.00–15.00 Forum on Language Policy at the Courtyard by Marriott Vilnius City Center hotel
Forum on Language Policy “Language Policy in Europe: Myths and Reality”
13 October 2022 (Thursday)
Following the EFNIL conference, it is proposed to hold a discussion with the representatives and the Executive Committee of EFNIL and the representatives of Lithuanian governmental and non-governmental organizations on 13 October. During the discussion, the EFNIL organisation, European language institutions and the language situation in different countries would be introduced. The Lithuanian public lacks information on language policy in different EU countries; therefore, during the meeting, it would be useful to provide such information and discuss the possibility of a more active inter-institutional cooperation.
The main purpose of this event is to present the EFNIL organisation and the situation of languages to the Lithuanian public, and to use the conference to disseminate information and seek opportunities for collaboration.
The meeting would end with a press conference.
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