- Mercator Network
Less widely spoken languages have very special needs when it comes to education. Often practitioners but also policy makers are overstrained when it comes to finding solutions for these needs.
The LEARNMe (Language and Education Addressed through Research and Networking by Mercator)project is an EU funded project providing policy guidelines and recommendations for policy stakeholders in the field as well as for practitioners.
These guidelines and recommendations are meant to provide a very practical outline of how multilingual needs of less used languages can be approached. We furthermore will find out how implicit or explicit policies on multilingualism and linguistic diversity can be effective through education and for what purposes. We will collect and provide research results and give practical experiences regarding the promotion of lesser used languages through education. Education in this context is understood in a wide definition, including formal and informal education, adult education, and outside school education.
The Mercator Network of Language Diversity Centres is undertaking the LEARNMe project.