Languages in Europe: children reading in a multilingual environment

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Bologna Children's Book Fair

Viale della Fiera, 20

Sala Concerto, 1 st Floor, Block D, Centro Servizi

40127 Bologna

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For the second time, several IBBY sections from all over Europe join forces to organise the IBBY European Regional Conference. Its theme resonates across Europe: the right of a child to have access to books in his/her home language and to have support for their needs as multilingual learners. Our keynote speakers will present a theoretical overview of language acquisition and multilingualism, rooted in the contemporary European experience. There will also be a focus on various initiatives that have taken place or that continue to develop in Europe and the world. Finally, we will have some group work to exchange and think of practical things that can be done in our own countries.

The Conference will be free for all participants, although you need to have an entry pass to the Book Fair. If you're only coming to the Book Fair to attend the Conference, a free one-day entry pass will be provided to you.

Programme

9.00 - 9.30: Registration

9.30 - 9.45: Welcome by Elena Pasoli, Exhibition Manager, Bologna Children’s Book Fair, and Mingzhou Zhang, IBBY President

9.45 - 10.25: From Bi/multilingualism to Bi/multiliteracy: why should children read books in different languages - Dr Christine Hélot, University of Strasbourg

10.25 - 11.15: Brilliant brains: neuroscience evidence for holistic understandings of reading development in multilingual settings - Prof. Carole Bloch, PRAESA, South Africa

11.15 - 11.30: Break

11.30 - 11.40: Universal alphabet project - Marion Bataille, author and illustrator, France

11.40 - 12.30: Experiences

Children’s Basque Literature: difficulties and formulas to develop children’s literature in minority languages. Galtzagorri Association’s experience - Amaia Hennebutte, Galtzagorri Association, Spain

Mamma Lingua (Mother Tongue). Books to Read in One's Own Language - Giovanna Malgaroli, Nati per Leggere (Born to Read), Italy

‘Discovery bags’ of children's books in foreign languages - Myriam Jeanne and Aïcha Marok, Public library of Châlons-en-Champagne, France

12.30 - 13.30: Lunch

13.30 - 13.45: Languages and Storytelling - Leila Garsi, Enrica Menarbin, Antonella Saracino, Biblioteca Salaborsa Ragazzi, Italy

13.45 - 14.30: Publishing, distributing, …

The Kalimat Foundation for Children’s Empowerment - Amna Al Mazmi, Kalimat Foundation, United Arab Emirates

Mantralingua, international publisher of multilingual books - Mishti Chatterji, UK

Kommt ein Boot - Comes a boat - 1 lyric, 11 pictures, and 22 languages - Sabine Fuchs, University College of Teacher Education in Graz/Styria, Austria

Reading Promotion in Latvia as an Integration Project for National Minority Schools and Latvian Diaspora Centres - Silvija Tretjakova, Latvia National Library

14.30 - 15.00: Resources

Examples of European resources Eva Devos, IBBY Belgium, Flemish branch

Rhymes everywhere – multilingual access to a rich cultural heritage - Barbara Jakob, Swiss Institute for Children’s and Youth Media SIKJM

The Anthology of the Contemporary Children’s Literature of the Peoples of Russia - Denis Beznosov, publisher

15.00 - 16.10: Discussion groups and informal reports

16.10- 16.30: Ways Forward - Hasmig Chahinian, IBBY France and Pam Dix, IBBY UK


We are sorry to say that our event is now fully booked. If you want your name on the waiting list, please send an email to eva.devos@iedereenleest.be, mentioning your name and the IBBY section you are part of. We will get back to you at the end of March.


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40127 Bologna

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