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Conference programme

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28/09/2011
09:00–10:30
Registration / Press Conference
10:30–10:40
Welcome speeches

Prof. Katarzyna Chałasińska-Macukow, Rector of the University of Warsaw
Włodzimierz Paszyński, Deputy Mayor of the City of Warsaw
Conference Moderator: Jolanta Urbanik, University of Warsaw



10:40–11:00
Opening Speeches

Katarzyna Hall, Minister of National Education

Androulla Vassiliou, Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth - video message

Prof. Witold Jurek, Undersecretary of State, Ministry of Science and Higher Education



11:00–11:45
Inauguration Lectures

"Linguistic Competences and the Development of Modern European Society" - Prof. Wolfgang Mackiewicz, President of the European Language Council

"A Not-So-Curious Case of EU multilingualism" - Rytis Martikonis, Acting Director-General for Translation, European Commission

11:45–12:05
Coffee break
12:05–12:30
Lecture

"European multilingualism and its political consequences" - Prof. Jan Sokol, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic

12:30–12:55
Lecture

Lingua, Lingua Franca, Lingua Academica: Are European Universities Language Happy? - Prof. Regis Ritz, Université Michel de Montaigne Bordeaux 3, France

12:55–13:30
10th European Language Label Certificate Award Ceremony
Katarzyna Hall, Minister of National Education
Rytis Martikonis, Acting Director-General for Translation, European Commission
Moderator: Anna Grabowska, ELL Coordinator, FRSE, Poland
13:30–14:30
Lunch
14:30–16:00
Discussion Panel I LANGUAGE EDUCATION FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND MODERN LABOUR MARKET

Chair: Sabina Klimek, Polish TV journalist, Member of EC Business Forum on Multilingualism

Participants:

  1. Providing multilingual communication skills for the labour market - a strategic priority of the European Commission - Belen Bernaldo de Quiros, Head of Multilingualism Policy Unit, Directorate General for Education and Culture, European Comission
  2. The Importance of Small Languages for Competitiveness in the Labour Market - Prof. Władysław Miodunka, the Jagiellonian University, Poland
  3. Language Education for the Development of Entrepreneurship and Common Labour Market - Alain Henry, French Embassy in Poland
16:00–16:20
Coffee Break
16:20–17:50
Discussion Panel II LANGUAGE POLICY AND ITS POTENTIAL FOR THE PROMOTION OF SOCIAL AND CIVIC ACTIVITY

Moderator: dr Grażyna Czetwertyńska, Artes Liberales Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies, UW, Poland

Participants:

  1. Language Education for Civic Society - Uwe Mohr, Head of Multilingual Group EUNIC in Brussels, Belgium
  2. Language Education for Mobility– Examples from Lifelong Learning and Youth in Action Programmes of the European Union - Anna Atłas, Director of the LLP, FRSE, Poland
  3. Removing Mother Tongue Problems by Foreign Language Learning - Prof. Katarzyna Karpińska-Szaj, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland
  4. Linguistic and Social Diversity in Systems of Education - Prof. Piet van Avermaet, the Ghent University, Belgium
29/09/2011
09:00–11:00
DISCUSSION GROUPS
  • 1. Early start in language education in Europe
    Chair: Dr. Magdalena Szpotowicz, University of Warsaw, Faculty of Education Studies, Poland
    Key-note speaker:
    Pierre Mairesse, Director, Lifelong learning: horizontal policy issues and 2020 strategy, European Commission
    Speakers:
    Prof. Janet Enever, Umeå University, Sweden
    Dr. Christine Helot, Institut Universitaire de Formation des Maîtres d'Alsace, Université de Strasbourg, France
    Maria Bogucka, Chair of Applied Linguisitcs, University of Gdańsk, Poland
    Reporter: Dr. Karmen Pižorn, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • 2. Language Education for Mobility – Preparing for Education and Work Abroad
    Chair: Anna Atłas, Director of the LLP, Foundation for the Development of the Education System, Poland
    Speakers:
    Prof. Miquel Strubell, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain
    Prof. Stephen Hagen, University of Wales, United Kingdom
    Dr. Thomas Spielkamp, Deputy Director, PAD, National Agency of European Programmes, Germany
    Patrick Meuwissen, Menager for Belgian National Europass Centre
    Alain Henry, French Embassy in Poland
    Günter Neuhaus, Goethe-Institut in Berlin, Germany 
    Reporter: Anna Grabowska, ELL Coordinator, Foundation for the Development of the Education System, Poland
  • 3. Communication Channels in a Multicultural Classroom
    Chair: Agnieszka Kosowicz, President of the Board, Polish Migration Forum Foundation
    Speakers:
    Prof. Jolanta Zając, Institute for French Studies, University of Warsaw, Poland
    Gudrun Laufer, Director of Sven Walter Institute for Language Education, Germany
    Magdalena Wiażewicz, Sven Walter Institute for Language Education, Germany
    Eric Atkinson, Regional ELT Project Manager, British Council
    Shaun Evans-Pask, Cardiff Council, United Kingdom
    Dariusz Grzemny, Project coordinator, Directorate of Youth and Sport, Council of Europe 
    Reporter: Prof. Piet van Avermaet, the Ghent University, Belgium
  • 4. Linguistic Aspect of Higher Education
    Chair: Jolanta Urbanik, Rector’s Deputy for Bologna Process, University of Warsaw, Poland
    Speakers:
    Prof. Manuel Célio Conceiçăo, University of Algarve, Portugal
    Prof. Neva Ślibar, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Prof. Dainuvīte Blūma, University of Latvia, Latvia
    Dr. Sjur Bergan, Council of Europe
    Anne Räsänen, University of  Jyväskylä, Finland
    Karolina Pietkiewicz, student, University of Warsaw, Poland
    Reporter: Mirosława Wojciechowska-Szepczyńska, Director of the Centre for Foreign Language Teaching, University of Warsaw, Poland
  • 5. For the Needs of the Labour Market: Translators` Training and Language Training of Professionals
    Chair:Konrad Fuhrmann, DGT, European Commission
    Speakers:
    Prof. Peter A. Schmitt, Institute of Applied Linguistics and Translatology, University of Leipzig, Germany
    Prof. Elżbieta Muskat-Tabakowska, Head of UNESCO Chair in Translation and Intercultural Communication, the Jagiellonian University, Poland
    Prof. Zofia Berdychowska, Faculty of Philology, the Jagiellonian University, Poland
    Sabina Klimek, member of EC Business Forum on Multilingualism
    Reporter:
    Aleksandra Kowalska, DGT, European Commission
11:00–11:30
Coffee break
11:30–12:30
Presentation of works of the five discussion groups, debate
12:30–12:50
Adoption of Final Declaration

Mirosław Marczewski, General Director, FRSE

12:50–13:15
Closing Speeches

Mirosław Sielatycki, Undersecretary of State, Ministry of National Education

Jan Truszczyński, Director-General, DG EAC, European Commission

13:15–14:15
Lunch
  • If you have questions

    Contact

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    Mokotowska 43 Street
    PL-00-551 Warsaw

    phone: (+48) 22 46-31-000; 22 46-31-321
    fax: (+48) 22 46-31-021 
    e-mail: presidency-multilingualism@frse.org.pl

    Conference Coordinator

    Mrs Anna Grabowska
    Foundation for the Development of the Education System
    phone: (+48) 22 46-31-263
    e-mail: anna.grabowska@frse.org.pl
     
    Mrs Barbara Skaczkowska
    Ministry of National Education
    phone: (+48) 22 34 74 629
    e-mail: Barbara.Skaczkowska@men.gov.pl

    Registration

    Ms Małgorzata Janaszek
    Foundation for the Development of the Education System
    phone: (+48) 22 46-31-265
    e-mail: malgorzata.janaszek@frse.org.pl

    Promotion and Information

    Ms Weronika Walasek
    Foundation for the Development of the Education System
    phone: (+48) 46-31-176
    e-mail: weronika.walasek@frse.org.pl
    
    Ms Anna Samel
    Foundation for the Development of the Education System
    phone: (+48) 22 46-31-173
    e-mail: anna.samel@frse.org.pl