Dept. of Languages and Intercultural Studies (LINCS), Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh.
Heriot-Watt University is a leading university in the UK, with campuses in Scotland, Dubai and Malaysia. LINCS specialises in the fields of translation and interpreting studies, as well as (inter)cultural studies such as living cultural heritage, language policy, identity and migration. We have a long history of providing study programmes that focus on the applied nature and professional use of language and communication skills.
Our Intercultural Research Centre (IRC) addresses key intercultural issues arising from the changing global context. Developing appreciation of the experience and discursive representation of living with, or between, different cultures, identities, communities or languages is a key area of research. This expertise has led to a number of EU grants for groundbreaking projects such as: New Speakers in a Multilingual Europe, RADAR, IMPLI, CO-Minor/Inquest, Justisigns, Medisigns, Insign, CoHERE, Moving Languages, Intercultural Training for Educators (InterTrainE) and others. Other projects we are either leading or contributing to include the Happy to Translate scheme, which promotes equal access to services in the public and voluntary sectors for all those who might face a language barrier in Scotland; Translating the Deaf Self; Place and Memory in Europe; and Imaginaries of Home.
IndyLan project contact
Dr Katerina Strani, A.Strani@hw.ac.uk
Tel: +44 131 451 4216
Cornwall Council is the Unitary Authority for Cornwall in the United Kingdom. Cornwall Council leads the Cornish language programme and has established the Cornish Language Office. The Cornish Language Lead is responsible for increasing the use of Cornish in the work of the Council, giving advice to organisations who want to use Cornish and for coordinating projects in the community.
The Cornish Language Strategy 2015-2025 sets out future development of the language and is made up of four main parts: Status, Use, Acquisition and Corpus. The Strategy aims to increase the number of Cornish speakers and create more opportunities to use Cornish. The Cornish language is in a stronger state than it has been for a long time, but just like all small languages, there is a need for a programme to protect, support and develop the language. Each year, the Cornish Language Office supports projects which will increase the use of Cornish and the skills and capacity to develop the language. A list of our current and previous projects can be found here.
Cornish Language Office
Cornwall Council , 5th Floor, Zone A, Pydar House, Truro, TR1 1XU
Cornish Language Lead: Mark Trevethan
Tel: +44 (0)1872 323497
The Saami Council is a voluntary Saami organization (a non–governmental organization), with Saami member organizations in Finland, Russia, Norway and Sweden. Since it was founded in 1956 the Saami Council has actively dealt with Saami policy tasks. For this reason, the Saami Council is one of the indigenous peoples’ organizations which have existed longest. The Saami Council’s work is based on the decisions, statements, declarations and political programmes of the Saami Conference.
The primary aim of the Saami Council is the promotion of Saami rights and interests in the four countries where the Saami are living. The main task of the Saami Council is to consolidate the feeling of affinity among the Saami people, to attain recognition for the Saami as a nation and to maintain the cultural, political, economic and social rights of the Saami in the legislation of the four states. (Norway, Sweden, Russia and Finland) and in agreements between states and Saami representative organizations. The Saami Council participates in international processes on topics such as indigenous peoples, human rights and arctic and environment. Saami Council renders opinions and makes proposals on questions concerning Saami people’s livelihoods, rights, language and culture and especially on issues concerning Saami in different countries.
The Saami Council meets approximately twice a year to discuss current issues regarding the rights and culture of the Saami and other indigenous peoples. The Executive Board and the Secretariat are the preparatory organs of the council. Specialized work of the Saami Council is performed in units dedicated to important topics. The Saami cultural cooperation is handled by the cultural committee. The tasks of this committee are to increase and spread knowledge about the Saami culture, to improve the cooperation between cultural institutions and the Saami Council and to distribute cultural funds. The Saami Council is funded by grants. It is chaired by a president, who is elected for two years at a time.
Contact: Áile Jávo, Secretary General, Saami Council
SÁMIRÁĐĐI / SAAMI COUNCIL, Postboks 162, N-9735 Kárášjohka/Karasjok
MOVIÉNDOTE Association is a cultural non-profit association formed by people experienced in the fields of education, social inclusion, employment and equal opportunities. People coming from different sectors of the civil society that aim at joining efforts to promote a sense of responsibility about our own environment and encouraging and supporting people to take action in the different areas of society.
Moviéndote works with and for collectives in risk of social exclusion and promotes awareness raising, research, training, volunteering and, in general, active citizenship initiatives that bring together intercultural and intergenerational collectives.
More info at www.moviendote.org
Contact: Jaione Santos Miguel
Address: Centro Voluntariado Gobelaurre, Parque Gobelaurre s/n – 48930 Getxo, BILBAO, Spain.
Twitter – @asoc_MOVIENDOTE
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/moviendote.getxo
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/moviendote/
Learnmera Oy is a private language education and translation provider in the greater Helsinki area, which provides business language lessons, translations, and proofreading services. Courses are offered in the major Nordic and European languages, as well as beginners’ courses in English, Finnish, Swedish, French, German and Russian. Learnmera Oy has considerable experience in educational resource creation, website creation, and app content building as well as online vocational courses. Their free published language learning and cultural material online have had hundreds of thousands of downloads to this day. Learnmera Oy has been active within different European projects since 2008.
In addition to the above-mentioned services, Learnmera also provides IT services especially directed towards corporate clients and institutions that want to improve their customer interfaces and social media presence.
A list of projects Learnmera has previously worked on can be found here.
Contact: Veronica Gelfgren, firstname.lastname@example.org
+358 45 169 5454