ACCIÓ CULTURAL DEL PAÍS VALENCIÀ
Acció Cultural del País Valencià is a cultural civil association created in 1971 and legalized in 1978, after the restoration of democracy in Spain. Its main goal is to promote the language and the culture of Comunidad Valenciana as well as its civil awareness.
Our entity has an education section and in collaboration with center Carles Salvador, we offer secondary school teachers tools to improve their teaching, digital educational resources, and educational units aimed at students from early education up to high school.
ACPV has carried out hundreds of different projects during its 42 years of history, so it has developed a long experience in national and international project management, and a great structure that ensures the proper development of all the projects they carry out.
EUROPEAN LANGUAGE EQUALITY NETWORK (ELEN)
The European Language Equality Network (ELEN) is a non-profit organization for the promotion and protection of lesser-used (i.e. regional, minority, indigenous, co-official, and smaller national) languages (RMLs), to work towards linguistic equality for these languages and multilingualism, under the broader framework of human rights, and to be a voice for the speakers of these languages at the local, regional, national, European, and international level. ELEN’s purpose is to represent the 50 million people, 10% of the EU’s population, who speak a regional or minority language (RML). ELEN represents 44 regional or minority languages in 18 countries so far.
ELEN’s work is divided in two main pillars: advocacy work and joint language project work that acts to protect and promote RMLs.
ELEN’s strength is based on its people and member organisations. They represent the highest level of expertise in lesser-used language protection and promotion in Europe with experience from many linguistic situations. ELEN comprises experts in language planning, policy, rights, revitalisation, RML immersion schools, RML teachers, experts in constitutional law, specialists in vocational language training for adults, and experts specialized in language revitalisation and language technologies.
DUBLIN CITY UNIVERSITY
DCU is a multi-campus university just a short distance from Dublin city centre. It is home to over 16,000 students, both full and part time. DCU has a long history, and has been on Ireland’s educational but also social and economic frontline during the country’s history. Its campus has a great variety of educational and research centers comprising all ages, from early childhood to postdoc, including secondary school.
This project will work with DCU as an institution, but due to the project’s objectives, daily work will be carried out with the Institute of Education (IE).
The DCU Institute of Education is the newest faculty of Dublin City University. Established through the incorporation of St Patrick’s College, Drumcondra, Mater Dei Institute of Education, Church of Ireland College of Education and the DCU School of Education Studies, it has a staff of more than 125 full-time academics and a student body in excess of 4,000.
The new Institute brings together students of education across all sectors from early childhood, to primary and post-primary and further education and training. As well as providing a range of undergraduate programmes in education, the Institute offers a rich menu of taught and research-based post-graduate programmes, at doctoral, masters, diploma and certificate levels.
As a center of expertise and excellence in teacher education and education more generally, it hosts a range of research centres in key areas of priority and has an ambitious programme of research across education. With internationally recognised experts in policy, curriculum and pedagogy, assessment and teacher education, the Institute provides a learning environment that is student-centred and inclusive.
IAITH: WELSH CENTRE FOR LANGUAGE PLANNING
IAITH is a centre of excellence in language policy and planning that contributes to the vibrancy of the Welsh language and other regional and minority languages.
IAITH has a long experience and track record; it was established in 1993 to help organizations in Wales promote the use of Welsh and to develop bilingual practices. IAITH has found that its role, capacity and influence have steadily grown over the years.
In 1994, it began providing pioneering advice and guidance on bilingualism to public organisms in western Wales, and in 1997 it got in charge of the development of the first Welsh language program for Carmarthenshire County Council.
In the early 2000s, the entity assumed high responsibilities delegated by WLB commission and the regional government, such as the management of the language transmission project or monitoring the service fulfillment in relation to the Welsh language schemes in educational centers.
IAITH established the postgraduate certificate in language policy and planning in collaboration with the University of Wales Trinidad San David in 2012. It will also be in charge of the pilot project Tyfu gyda’r Gymraeg to support secondary school students’ parents, in collaboration with UK’s ministry and House of Lords.
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
The CNR scientific network is comprised by more than 100 institutions, divided into seven departments, with approximately 8,000 employees. Its size, articulation, and diffusion in the entire national area makes it the largest Italian research organization, characterized by a multidisciplinary approach that separates it from all other entities, making it one of the largest also at the international level.
Following the decree for reorganization (legislative decree 31st December 2009, n. 213), the High Council for Scientific Research has begun a process of restructuring the organization focusing on greater interdisciplinary integration, aimed at the development of projects in fields such as youth.
The mission of the CNR is summed up under “creating value through the knowledge generated by research”, pursuing, through the development of scientific research and the promotion of innovation, the competitiveness of the productive system, and the individual and citizens’ needs. Behind this mission is the belief that research and development is paramount to generate more employment, welfare, and social cohesion.