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Languages in Europe: children reading in a multilingual environment

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Bologna Children's Book Fair

Viale della Fiera, 20

Sala Notturno, 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 Outline

9.00 – 9.30: Coffee and registration

9.30 – 9.45: Welcome – President of BolognaFiere-Bologna Children's Book Fair, and Mingzhou Zhang, IBBY President

9.45 – 10.30: Setting the scene: languages in Europe – Christine Hélot, University of Strasbourg – ESPE Alsace, France

10.30 – 11.15: [Title to be confirmed] - Carole Bloch, Director PRAESA (Project for the Study of Alternative Education in South Africa), IBBY Vice President

11.15 – 11.25: Questions

11.25 – 11.40: Break

11.40 – 12.20: Publishing & distributing: Presentations from libraries and publishers about the distribution of books outside the country of publication and of multilingual books (details tbc)

12.20 – 13.00: Experiences: Examples of projects using and promoting books in a variety of languages. (details tbc)

13.00 – 13.10: Questions

13.10 – 14.10: Lunch

14.10 – 14.30: ‘Once upon a time’ in various languages / Story time (details tbc)

14.30 – 15.00: Resources: Guides to using libraries/ books in a variety of languages (details tbc)

15.00 – 15.45: Discussion groups

15.45 – 16.10: Sharing experiences and informal reports from discussions

16.10 – 16.30: Ways forward – Pam Dix (UK)


This event takes place with the support of Bologna Children's Book Fair. logo Bologna Children's book fair

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

40127 Bologna

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