Many less used and minority languages are in danger of extinction because the younger generations no longer speak them. In many areas, where minority languages are spoken, unemployment rates are high, especially among the young. However, due to several recent developments, knowledge of a local or minority language has become an asset instead of a hindrance for young people seeking employment. Informing young people on how to capitalize on their minority language skills can thus help them in their search for work. To reach this group, this project will focus on and develop courses for youth workers, who are well situated to advise this group.
Multilingualism and Language learning
CIDLeS - Interdisciplinary Centre for Social and Language Documentation
01/10/2017 - 30/09/2019
Fryske Akademy (the Netherlands), Asociacion Negra de Defensa y Promocion de los Derechos Humanos (Peru), Agenda Global Siglo 21 (Argentina), Action Synergy (Greece)
The general goal of LangUp is to improve the quality of youth work and non-formal learning for youth workers and cooperation between youth organizations from Program and Partner Countries, in order to improve intergenerational learning and improve the employability of young people through the preservation of language and cultural aspects.
The specific aims of the project are the following:
In each country
All activities will be available on a project website, a Facebook page, and via many other media to disseminate the project's products beyond the project duration.