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 EFNIL Conferences are closed events for EFNIL members and invited speakers.
The European Federation of National Institutions for Language (EFNIL)
announces the
19th Annual conference of EFNIL
in Vilnius on 11, 12 and 13 October 2022
hosted by the State Commission of the Lithuanian Language and the 
Institute of the Lithuanian Language
The theme of the conference will be:
Language and Migration
Preliminary programme
11 October 2022 (Tuesday)
13.00–15.00 Arrival of guests, registration at the Courtyard by Marriott Vilnius City Center hotel
15.00–17.00 EFNIL General Assembly (at the Courtyard by Marriott Vilnius City Center hotel)
17.30–19.30 Excursion to the Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania
19.30 Welcome reception at the restaurant of the Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania
12 October 2022 (Wednesday)
Conference at the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania
10.00-10.30 Opening session
10.30-11.10 Dr Tony Capstick: Language, migration and method: how to research a world on the move
11.10-11.30 Coffee break
11.30-12.10 Genoveva Ruiz Calavera: Language, Migration and Interpretation
12.10-12.30 Dr. Aurelija Tamulionienė: Migration and Linguistic Integration in Lithuania
12.30-13.00 Dicussion

13.00-14.00 Lunch break

14.00–15:40 Session 2 The Multilingual Workplace
14.00-14.40 Kamilla Kraft: Multilingual work places
14.40-15.00 Ina Druviete, Jānis Valdmanis: Linguistic integration of immigrants and asylum seekers in Latvia: status quo and prognosed challenges
15.00-15.20 Amira-Louise Ouardalitou: Language and migration in Luxembourg
15.20-15.40 Discussion or panel
15.40–16.00 Coffee break
16.00–17.00 Session 3 Migration and Language Learning
16.00-16.20 Leena Nissilä and Nina Reiman: Language skills and participation through the language awareness and multiliteracies
16.20-16.40 Prof. Dimitrios Koutsogiannis, Maria Arapopoulou: Immigrant children’s language practices and their implications for language policy and teaching
16.40-17.00 Leonie Wulftange: Language learning in the Dutch speaking area of Belgium and the Netherlands: a more social perspective
18.30 Cultural programme
13 October 2022 (Thursday)
Conference at the Courtyard by Marriott Vilnius City Center hotel
9.00–10.05 Session 4 EFNIL Master's Thesis Awards
10.05-10.30 Coffee break
10.30–14:20 Session 5 Language and Migration Policy
10.30-10.50 Prof. dr hab. Elżbieta Sękowska: The language of Polish emigration in the world: research methods and sources
10.50-11.10 Claire-Lyse Chambron, Claire Extramiana: 
11.10-11.30 Taras Kremin: tba
11.30-12.00 Discussion or panel
12.00–12.20 Closing Remarks
12.20-13.30 Lunch break
14.00–16.00 Forum on Language Policy at the Courtyard by Marriott Vilnius City Center hotel
16.30–17.00 Press conference
Forum on Language Policy “Language Policy in Europe: Myths and Reality”
13 October 2022 (Thursday)
Following the EFNIL conference, it is proposed to hold a discussion with the representatives and the Executive Committee of EFNIL and the representatives of Lithuanian governmental and non-governmental organizations on 13 October. During the discussion, the EFNIL organisation, European language institutions and the language situation in different countries would be introduced. The Lithuanian public lacks information on language policy in different EU countries; therefore, during the meeting, it would be useful to provide such information and discuss the possibility of a more active inter-institutional cooperation.
The main purpose of this event is to present the EFNIL organisation and the situation of languages to the Lithuanian public, and to use the conference to disseminate information and seek opportunities for collaboration.
The meeting would end with a press conference.
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