Project "LUCIDE: Languages in Urban Communities – Integration and Diversity for Europe"
Reference number: 518924-LLP-1-2011-1-UK-KA2-KA2NW
Lifelong Learning Programme, Key Activity 2 Languages, Multilateral Projects
On 01.12.2011 the three-year project "LUCIDE: Languages in Urban Communities – Integration and Diversity for Europe", in which Varna Free University is a partner has started. The project is co-financed under the Lifelong Learning Programme, Key Activity 2 Languages, Multilateral Projects. The budget of the project amounts to EUR 633 331,00. The leading organization is London School of Economics and the other partners are The Languages Company – London, Sofia Development Association, Municipailty of Agioi Anargyroi – Kamatero, Athens, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Universität Hamburg, Trinity College Dublin, Università di Roma "Foro Italico", Cyprus University of Technology, Utrecht University, Telemarksforsking-Notodden (Telemark Educational Research), Université de Strasbourg - Groupe d’études sur le Plurilinguisme Européen, University of Josip Juraj Strossmayer, Institut des langues officielles et du bilinguisme (ILOB) / Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute (OLBI), University of Melbourne.
The LUCIDE project aims to develop policy ideas about how to manage the new and more complex citizen communities. It wants to gather a comprehensive picture of how communication occurs in multilingual/multicultural settings across the EU and beyond and so to support institutions (councils, schools, hospitals) and national economies to make better productive use of diversity as an economic resource and also to shore up social cohesion by fostering better communication and mutual understanding.
The concrete objectives of the network include:
to analyse the realities of the multilingual city – in education, in the economy, in civil society and in cultural life;
to propose policy directions which can support the diverse realities of the multilingual city;
to examine the links between cities – the common communication and cultural space being established including cross border communication and the promotion of neighbouring languages;
to propose a vision for the city of the future.