Harold F. Schiffman
haroldfs at ccat.sas.upenn.edu
Mon Nov 8 13:31:57 UTC 2004
ANDORRA PRESENTS CATALAN WITH THE OPPORTUNITY TO ACCESS EU LANGUAGE FUNDING
Brussels 11/5/2004 by Davyth Hicks
According to a Catalan government (Patronat Català pro Europa)publication
(dated 29th October) the European Council of Ministers, representing the
member states, have signed an Agreement with Catalan-speaking Andorra which
may open the gateway for Catalan language projects to benefit from EU
language programmes such as Socrates and Leonardo. These programmes,
however, continue to be reserved for official member-state languages only.
Non-official lesser-used languages are still not able to access funds from
EU language programmes.
DECLARATION PUBLISHED ON THE RIGHTS OF THE WELSH HEARTLANDS
Penygroes 11/5/2004 by Dafydd Meirion
At the end of October, the language pressure group Cymuned published a
Declaration of 'y Fro Gymraeg' (the Welsh-speaking heartland). The
Declaration says that the survival of y Fro Gymraeg is indispensable to the
survival and development of the Welsh language in the rest of Wales and as a
national language, and to the survival of Wales as a nation.
BY TOUTATIS! ASTERIX GOES BRETON, OCCITAN, ALSACIAN, CORSICAN, GALLO AND
Brussels 11/4/2004 by Davyth Hicks
By Toutatis! Asterix and his indomitable Gaulish crew have gone
multilingual. A new series of Asterix books in Breton, Occitan, Alsacien,
Corsican, Gallo and Picard have just been released featuring Asterix and his
friend Obelix engaging in lesser-used language lessons in a new series
entitled 'school, the return'.
CATALAN MEP BERNAT JOAN CALLS FOR MINORITISED LANGUAGE FUNDING
Brussels 11/3/2004 by Davyth Hicks
Last Wednesday in Strasbourg at the European Parliament Catalan MEP Bernat
Joan called for the necessary funding for the promotion of minoritised
languages in Europe and for the recommendations in last years Ebner report
to be implemented.
LIET - AN ALTERNATIVE, DIVERSE VERSION OF EUROPE AND A MUSICAL IN TEN ACTS
Ljouwert/ Leeuwarden 11/2/2004 by Simone Klinge
Probably no one has ever asked or has even bothered asking him, or herself,
where the Eurovision song contest got its name from. Be that as it may, at
Liet Ynternasjonaal ("Song International") about 1000 people enjoyed a
superb alternative song competition in Ljouwert/ Leeuwarden in Friesland on
Friday 22nd October, a contest that properly deserves the name
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