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Language Communities and (Im)migration

Medium sized language Communities
University of Barcelona Research Project (ended in 2009). The website has information on the research areas and some results.

Multilingual Cities Project: Crossnational Perspectives on Immigrant Minority Languages in Europe
Outline of the 2005 Multilingual Cities Project by Guus Extra & Kutlay Yagmur.

City Languages
Cities Project: ‘Creative KS3 curriculum development’ was the focus for a significant Tide Project between 2009 and 2012, funded by the Department For International Development.

LSE Cities
LSE Cities is an international centre at the London School of Economics and Political Science that carries out research, education and outreach activities in London and abroad.

Cities of Migration
Cities of Migration showcases good ideas in immigrant integration and promotes innovative practices that create inclusion and urban prosperity.

The Directorate of Integration and Diversity (IMDi)
IMDi's goal is to contribute to equality in living conditions and diversity through employment, integration and participation. IMDi was established on 1 January 2006 to act as a competence centre and a driving force for integration and diversity. The directorate provides advice and implements Norwegian government policy.

The Norwegian Centre for Foreign languages in Education
The Norwegian Centre for Foreign Languages in Education is a national resource centre for the teaching of foreign languages. The primary mandate is to work towards ensuring that foreign language education is of high quality, is differentiated and adapted to each pupil and is given a practical and varied content.

International Organization for Migration
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is the leading international organization working with migrants and governments to provide humane responses to migration challenges.

Media4us UK publishes news content with the overall aims of giving greater exposure to migrant journalists and across Europe, increasing the visibility of migrants' participation in and contributions to society and reporting more accurately on topics relating to migrants and immigration.

Metropolis est un réseau international favorisant la recherche comparative et l'élaboration de politiques publiques sur la migration, la diversité et l'intégration des immigrants dans les villes au Canada et dans le monde entier.

Migration Information Source
The Migration Information Source (based in Washington DC) provides fresh thought, authoritative data from numerous global organizations and governments, and global analysis of international migration and refugee trends

Migration Policy Group
The Migration Policy Group is an independent non-profit European organisation committed to contributing to lasting and positive change resulting in open and inclusive societies in which all members have equal rights, responsibilities and opportunities in developing the economic, social and civic life of Europe's diverse societies.

Ministry of Children, Equality and Social Inclusion
Norwegian Ministry promoting Integration and diversity.

Welfare, Working and Migration (VAM) (The Research Council of Norway)
Site of the Research Council of Norway. Research topics for the programme are Ageing, Consequences of increased Wealth, International Migration, Family and Society, Economic Growth and Organisation of Working Life, and the Support for, Organising and Governing of the Welfare Society.

The EU Commission funded European Universities' Network on Multilingualism has published a report
"Globalisation, Modernity and Language: New Perspectives on Language in Education"


European Union

EU Commission Lifelong Learning Programme
The European Commission’s Lifelong Learning Programme enables people at all stages of their lives to take part in stimulating learning experiences, as well as helping to develop the education and training sector across Europe.

EACEA Lifelong Learning Programme page
Website of the Education, Audiovisual & Culture Executive Agency, which manages the Lifelong Learning Programme.

Vox, Norwegian Agency for Lifelong Learning
Vox, Norwegian Agency for Lifelong Learning, is an agency of the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research.
The main goal is to contribute to supporting active citizenship, improving employability and increasing participation in education.

European Union Framework Strategy on Multilingualism
This is the EU Commission Communication detailing a new framework strategy for multilingualism.

Council of Europe (CoE)
The Council of Europe, based in Strasbourg (France), now covers virtually the entire European continent, with its 47 member countries. Founded on 5 May 1949 by 10 countries, the Council of Europe seeks to develop throughout Europe common and democratic principles based on the European Convention on Human Rights and other reference texts on the protection of individuals.

European Centre for Modern Languages (ECML)
The ECML is a Council of Europe institution based in Graz, Austria.
In cooperation with the Language Policy Division of the Council the Centre functions as a catalyst for reform in the teaching and learning
of languages. 


Bilingualism & Multilingualism

Common Language Resources and Technology Infrastructure
CLARIN is committed to establish an integrated and interoperable research infrastructure of language resources and its technology. It aims at lifting the current fragmentation, offering a stable, persistent, accessible and extendable infrastructure and therefore enabling eHumanities.

Growing up bilingual
The website has been created especially to provide a source of support and information for all those concerned with or interested in bilingual children and their upbringing and education.

Utrecht Multilingual Laboratory
A weblog on the city of Utrecht in the Netherlands, collecting local and global views.

Lingu@net WorldWide
Lingu@net World Wide is a multilingual, online resource centre for foreign language learning.

Multilingual Living
Multilingual Living is a place where parents raising children in more than one language and culture can find inspiration, tools, advice and support.

Morsmal is an NGO maintaining official relations with UNESCO and a multilingual information portal which acts as a meeting place for bilingual researchers, teachers, parents and pupils.

The National Centre for Multicultural Education (NAFO)
Nasjonalt senter for flerkulturell opplæring bidrar til kompetanseutvikling i barnehager, skoler, universiteter, høgskoler og voksenopplæringssentra.

The European Commission’s Lifelong Learning Programme enables people at all stages of their lives to take part in stimulating learning experiences, as well as helping to develop the education and training sector across Europe.

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