Swiss Education Briefing 2015: What is the value of multilingualism?

Wednesday, 28.01.2015 – Wednesday, 28.01.2015

Public event

28 January 2015 17:30 - 28 January 2015 19:00
Mission of Switzerland to the European Union, Place du Luxembourg 1 | BRUSSELS (BELGIUM)

Mastering multiple languages (at individual level) and making the most of linguistic diversity (at societal level) is often automatically correlated with personal empowerment, higher economic performance and cultural enrichment. But is it really so and what is needed to make this equation work?

Prof. François Grin, Head of the Observatory on Economy, Languages and Training and full professor of economics at the Faculty of Translation and Interpreting of the University of Geneva, Nicoletta Mariolini, Swiss Federal Delegate for Plurilingualism and Prof. Rolf Tarrach, Rector of the University of Luxembourg, will reflect on this question, shedding light onto policy choices, economic models and concrete measures that were taken in Switzerland and Luxembourg.

The event will take place on Wednesday, 28 January 2015 from 17:30 to 19:00 at the Mission of Switzerland to the European Union at Place du Luxembourg 1, in 1050 Brussels. The event will be followed by a networking drink and reception. Further details can be found in the programme.
Programme and registration


Location: Mission of Switzerland to the EU