On the 8th and 9th of September a conference on Language in early school years will be held in Amsterdam. In this meeting six to eight professionals (e.g. policy makers, experts, academics) from three countries (Austria, Germany and The Netherlands [maybe Belgium too]) will come together for a 1,5 day meeting where they will exchange and question their different positions concerning language policies in the early school years and the role of citizenship education in this context.
The objective is to stimulate policy development in language policy in early school years for migrant children (from age 4 to 10), aiming to further improve the educational position of migrant children in the EU countries.
This conference will be led by Tomislav Tudjman (senior consultant of Risbo) and Ellen Kambel (director of the Rutu Foundation).
Another trilateral meeting will be held on the 23rd and 24th of October in Tallinn, with participants from Spain, Norway and Estonia.