Working Group Meetings - First Round

New Speakers in a Multilingual Europe: Opportunities and Challenges

6-7 March 2014 - Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh

Plenary Meeting:

Overview of project by COST Chair (Bernie O’Rourke) and Vice-Chair (Joan Pujolar)

Presentations by Working Group Leaders:

 WG1: New Speakers and Indigenous Minorities, John Walsh and Pia Lane

  • WG2: New Speakers and Migration, Luisa Martín Rojo and Rosina Marquez-Reiter
  • WG3: New Speakers as (Transnational) Workers, Alexandre Duchêne and Sari Pietikäinen
  • WG4: New Speakers – Theories, Methods and Concepts, Joan Pujolar and Tom Van Hout
  • WG5: New Speakers – Dissemination and Stakeholders, Kathryn Jones
  • WG6: New Speakers – Short-term scientific missions (STSMs) and Training, Agnieszka Otwinowska-Kasztelanic and Anastassia Zabrodskaja

Break-out sessions for WG1, WG2, WG3:

  •          Session 1: Getting to know each other’s research
  • Session 2: Identifying common themes and panel proposals for Whole Action Conference
  • Session 3: Synthesis of the day’s activities and preparation of summary reports by WG leaders

Friday 7th March

  • Break-out sessions and meetings for WG4, WG5, WG6
  • Closing plenary meeting
  • Synthesis reports from WG leaders 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6
  • Discussion of next steps and next activities
  • For non-MC Members: Networking
  • For MC Members: MC meeting, working lunch and discussion of pre-circulated agenda