Agenda overview

21 July 23 July

Summer Course. Public diplomacy & cultural diplomacy. Basque Public Diplomacy.

This Summer Course will be held face-to-face and there will also be the possibility of participating live online through ZOOM.

The objective of the Summer Course is to analyze four decades of Basque public cultural diplomacy. Since the establishment of autonomy in the BAC in 1979, a phase has been completed that deserves to be analyzed and evaluated and that also places us before the beginning of a new stage. The aim is to address a model of public cultural diplomacy that is distinguished by characteristics that make it different and to some extent unique. In this context, the congress will also provide a comparative view of other models of public diplomacy that will serve to complete an analysis that focuses primarily on the Basque case.

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15 August 20 August

AILA 2020 Conference

Language and education are an inextricable pair, yet for regional languages this is not as obvious as for national languages. Recent studies point to the decline of language use of regional languages, although ample evidence is provided of the advantages of multilingual education at home and in school, also when it concerns a standard language combined with a regional or minority language.

At AILA 2020 in Groningen, the Netherlands, this theme brings together case studies on regional language(s) in education, in order to learn of the do’s and don’ts to create support from governmental and educational authorities and civilians, to raise funding and to apply educational programs of high quality for regional languages.

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