dinsdag 19 juni 2012

Language Rich Europe in Utrecht


On 31 May the results of the Language Rich Europe project for the Netherlands and Fryslân were presented in the Geldmuseum in Utrecht. The research showed that in a period of increased language variation, the Dutch government puts more and more emphasis on the importance of the Dutch language. Especially for immigrant languages there is not much room. In the province of Fryslân, Frisian is an official language and is therefore especially present in the educational domains. There are no formal educational provisions for the other regional languages in the Netherlands. Please read below the whole article about the launch (in both English and Dutch), written by Saskia Benedictus, Research Assistant at Fryske Akademy, our partner organisation in the Netherlands.