Mon 29 October 2012

Citybooks presentation during LUCIDE seminar The Multilingual City

onno kostersOn the 30th of November, our brand new colleague Daphne Acoca will present the citybooks project to the participants of the LUCIDE International Seminar in Utrecht. Onno Kosters will accompany her, and will read from his citybooks about Graz and Utrecht. LUCIDE is an international network investigating multilingualism. During the seminar, the good practices of multilingual projects in 14 cities will be presented.

LUCIDE (Languages in Urban Communities Integration and Diversity for Europe) is a network in which ideas are developed for the government of cities with multilingual (groups of) citizens. The aim of the project is to view and to utilise multilingualism as of value for both the economy and society at large, rather than as an obstacle. The LUCIDE collaboration consists of 16 partners (14 from Europe and 2 from Canada/Australia), who are already actively exploring multilingualism in urban, university and municipal contexts alike. The project concerns both cities with established multilingual pasts and those who have come into contact with multilingualism more recently.

During the seminar International Seminar: The Multilingual City on the 30th of November, the partner organisations will produce an inventory of the good practices of multilingualism, with a view to distributing it.

For more information and the programme, see



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