Projekt koondab 20 Euroopa ülikooli ja kaks uurimiskeskust ühtsesse võrgustikku, mille eesmärgiks on arendada olulisi mitmekeelseid struktuure ja algatada kõrgetasemeline diskussioon mitmekeelsuse mõjust Euroopale. Eesmärgiks on nende teemade ühendamine kooskõlaliseks programmiks, mis sunnib iga ülikooli ümber mõtestama suhtumist mitmekeelsusse. Projekt sisaldab olukorra hindamist, kogemuste levitamist ja tulemuste konsolideerimist rakendatavaks väljundiks.
Objectives: The project brings together 20 European universities and two research centres which are willing to develop relevant multilingual structures and to engage in a high-level debate on the implications of multilingualism for Europe. We will seek to integrate these themes into a coherent programme which will oblige each University to rethink its relationship to multilingualism. The project includes evaluation, dissemination and sustainability activities, as well as consolidation of results in a set of project outputs. These are our main objectives: • To develop a coherent framework around a handful of key issues that will allow Universities to reconceive the relationship between higher education and linguistic diversity. • To establish an on-going dialogue between network members that will lead to a degree of coherence by reference to such a reconception. • To elaborate a model of the conditions necessary in order for a coherent network of Universities dedicated to the promotion of multilingualism to be operationalised. • To relate this model to formal learning and research settings while ensuring its transferability. • To disseminate the project results to a wider audience through electronic publications and by presentations. • To ensure the sustainability of the network’s activities beyond the initial co-funding period.