Euronetlang European network of language minorities Dott.ssa Paola Manca Scutari (Albania) 6-9 maggio 2013 EURONETLANG project 2012: the european year for Active Ageing and intergenerational solidarity 2013: the european year of citizens 2013 Euronetlang project The euronetlang project aimed at developing a a thematic network between european municipalities; Common interest of the involved municipalities: presence of a minority languages in their territory ; Same interest►european network►european dimension ►european integration The objective is to start up an exchange network ( experiences, best practices, cultural/historical information) to promote minority languages in the Ue ( United in diversity) Euronetlang Language minorities involved: 1. Occitan 2. Arbereshe 3. Croatian 4. Sardinian 5. Breton EU countries involved: 1. Albania 2. Croatia 3. Italy 4. France Euronetlang- Partnership Lega delle autonomie locali Focus Europe Unione Besa ( arbereshe) San Marzano San Giuseppe ( arbereshe) Montecilfone ( arbereshe) Shkoder San Felice del Molise ( croatian) Acquaviva Collecroce ( croatian) Montemitro ( croatian) Prali ( occitan) Perosa Argentina ( occitan) Pomaretto ( occitan) Abries ( occitan) Orosei ( sardinian) Chateauneuf de Faou( breton) Grad Omis Ampa Euronetlang - objectives To promote a friendly environment and new friendship To make beneficiaries aware about the cultural social value of minorities languages in EU To strenghten EU cooperation To identify new methodologies able to preserve/promote minority languages To promote exchange of experiences and good practices To foster active citizenship Euronetlang -Activities 4 events in the involved countries: 1 event: Orosei 26-29 october 2012 “Language and culture” 2 event: Shkodra 6-9 maggio 2013 “European policies and legislation at a local and national level” Activities: - Conference - Worshop - Project planning workshop - laboratories Euronetlang- target groups Municipalities ( local administrators and officer) Citizens Local associations Older people’s associations La lingua è lo specchio della nostra cultura e identità Thanks!