Advancing the European Multilingual Experience


Bilingualism Matters aims to communicate evidence-based information about speaking more than one language to families, educators, and policy makers. We believe in bridging the gap between researchers and community, by engaging the public with cutting-edge research.

AThEME brings together academics from all over the EU one goal in mind: to understand how multilingualism works at all levels of European society. Bilingualism Matters will help make sure these findings are used to improve the everyday lives of European citizens. For example, by organising events for local language teachers, or informing government policy about how best to treat a bilingual person who has suffered a stroke.

By working with the researchers involved in AThEME, Bilingualism Matters can disseminate the project results and affect policy at the local, national, and European level. To achieve this, over the next five years, Bilingualism Matters will draw on the findings from AThEME in order to:

?Establish a strong and coordinated dissemination network across Europe
?Produce annual policy briefs, addressing issues in education, health, and culture
?Organise knowledge-exchange events in each participating country
?Participate in language festivals & events such as the UK Language Show Live
?Inform the general public through leaflets, talks, social media & web content

  • Status
  • Completed
  • Project Launch
  • 01 March 2014
  • Project completed
  • 28 February 2019
Society bi-lingualism policy