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The Centre for Research and Innovation in Linguistic Education
Conferences 2011


The European Network for Intercultural Education Activities (ENIEDA)


in cooperation with

The Faculty of Culture and Society, Malmö University, Sweden,

   The Teacher Training College, Vršac, Serbia,

The Centre for Research and Innovation in Linguistic Education – CIEL, University of Alba Iulia, Romania



are organising


The 4th ENIEDA Conference on Linguistic and Intercultural Education (CLIE-2011)


Negotiating and constructing European identities

across languages and cultures


Vršac, Serbia, 29 September-1 October 2011



In an effort to consolidate and expand further its presence in the region of South-East Europe, and following a series of successful events that have already promoted ENIEDA and its achievements in the area of linguistic and intercultural education, we are pleased to announce that the 4th ENIEDA conference is poised to intensify and diversify these activities in both theory and practice.


Drawing on the pluralistic ethos expressed in the Council of Europe’s 1982 Recommendations to the member states concerning language policy – “that the rich heritage of diverse languages and cultures in Europe is a valuable common resource to be protected and developed, and that a major educational effort is needed to convert that diversity from a barrier to communication into a source of mutual enrichment and understanding” –  our main ambition is to strengthen the links between the north and the south, as well as the east and the west of Europe in order to identify new collaborative and networking opportunities, both of which will inform future directions of research and development. These links are to be further enhanced through the activities of ENIEDA members and associates, by being professionally active across Europe and establishing stronger and long-lasting relationships and collaborations.


The conference will, therefore, remain open to linguistic and cross-cultural education-related topics broadly defined, looking more closely into the current dynamics in Europe between old and new trends, local and global tendencies, progressive and conservative views, stabilisation and destabilisation patterns, national and European identities, as ENIEDA’s core focal point. In that context, the special focus theme proposed for the forthcoming event is constructing a European identity vs. preserving local/regional/national identities and their cultural idiosyncrasies. Even though our aim is to focus primarily on the European context and its culture-specific identities, we always welcome participants representing other geographical and geo-political regions and their contributions as well.


Within this general thematic schema, the following frameworks and approaches are suggested:


(i) Theoretical/methodological frameworks

Discourse Analysis, Rhetoric and (Intercultural) Pragmatics

Contrastive studies

Language Learning and Teaching

Teacher Education


Sociology (of language)

Translating, Interpreting and Mediation

Communication Theory

Education: best practices and policies


(ii) Applied/empirical approaches

Multilingualism and plurilingualism in Europe (and beyond)

European learning communities and national/regional education policies

Multilingual and multicultural literacy as a learning outcome

Intercultural competence within national curricula and current EU legislation

Empowerment and discrimination through language

Exposing racism, xenophobia and intolerance

Intercultural communication and multicultural identities


The following keynote speakers confirmed their participation:


Professor Cornelia Ilie, Malmö University, Sweden

Ms. Maguelonne Déjeant-Pons, Head of the Cultural Heritage, Landscape and Spatial Planning Division of the Council of Europe

Professor Srikant Sarangi, Cardiff University, UK



The conference is also featuring the following workshops:


- Breaking the news on European televisions, organised by Professor Cornelia Ilie, Malmö University, Sweden, and Professor Roberta Facchinetti, University of Verona, Italy


- Cross-cultural discourses in virtual environments, organised by Dr. Christina Samson, University of Florence, Italy


- Female representation in public spaces: From neo-classicism to postmodernity, organised by Dr. Maria Alexe, National University of Arts, Bucharest, Romania


Official languages of the conference are English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Russian.

We invite proposals for individual papers, panels/colloquia, workshops and posters on the topics suggested, but not strictly limited to the list above. They should be written in the language of the presentation and be up to 300 words long. Individual papers are allotted 30 minutes (including discussion time), while panels/colloquia and workshops should last no longer than 90 minutes per session. Further guidelines and instructions are to be found at the ENIEDA official website:  http://www.enieda.eu.

The abstract submission deadline (including panel/colloquia and workshop proposals) has been extended to 05 June 2011 and the notification of acceptance will be received by 15th June 2011.

Abstracts should be submitted to conferences@enieda.eu The registration deadline for all conference participants is 15th July 2011.


Peer-reviewed conference proceedings will be published online through MUEP (Malmö University Electronic Publishing), Editor-in-Chief: Professor Cornelia Ilie, Malmö University. Selected conference papers will be published in two peer-reviewed journals: The Journal of Linguistic and Intercultural Education (JoLIE), Editor-in-Chief: Dr Teodora Popescu, CIEL, University of Alba Iulia, Romania and The Journal of Multicultural Discourses, Editor-in-Chief: Professor Shi-xu, Zhejiang University, China.


The conference venue is Hotel Srbija, Vršac, Serbia (www.hotelsrbija.rs), and additional information about travel arrangements, accommodation, registration and other practical details will shortly be posted on the conference website (http://www.enieda.eu/ENIEDA4).


The participation fee is 70 euro. The reduced fee of 50 euro will apply to participants from countries with severe monetary restrictions. The student fee is 25 euro (a valid student ID is required to qualify). The participation fee includes the conference pack, coffee break refreshments and the welcome drinks reception.


Further details can be obtained from the conference convenors at: conferences@enieda.eu. To find out more about ENIEDA, its mission, goals and activities, please visit the Network’s official website at: http://www.enieda.eu  


We look forward to welcoming you in Serbia!


Conference Convenors:


Professor Cornelia ILIE (Malmö, Sweden), President of ENIEDA

Dr Svetlana KURTEŠ (Portsmouth, UK), Vice-President of ENIEDA

Dr Teodora POPESCU (Alba Iulia, Romania), Executive Secretary of ENIEDA

Mrs Jelena PRTLJAGA, MA (Vršac, Serbia)


Organising Committee:

Professor Cornelia ILIE (Malmö, Sweden), President of ENIEDA

Dr Svetlana KURTEŠ (Portsmouth, UK), Vice-President of ENIEDA

Dr Teodora POPESCU (Alba Iulia, Romania), Executive Secretary of ENIEDA

Professor Grozdanka GOJKOV (Vršac, Serbia), Fellow of the Serbian Academy of Education

Mrs Jelena PRTLJAGA, MA (Vršac, Serbia)

Dr Igor LAKIĆ (Podgorica, Montenegro)


Scientific Committee:

Professor Rodica Chira (Alba Iulia, Romania)

Professor Giacomo Ferrari (Vercelli, Italy)

Professor Grozdanka Gojkov (Vršac, Serbia)

Professor Maurizio Gotti (Bergamo, Italy)

Professor Jagoda Granić (Zagreb, Croatia)

Professor Hartmut Haberland (Roskilde, Denmark)

Professor Cornelia Ilie (Malmö, Sweden)

Professor Gabriella Klein (Perugia, Italy)

Dr Nataša Kostić (Podgorica, Montenegro)

Dr Svetlana Kurteš (Portsmouth, UK)

Dr Igor Lakić (Podgorica, Montenegro)

Professor Tatiana Larina (Moscow, Russia)

Professor Ivanka Mavrodieva (Sofia, Bulgaria)

Professor Rodica Pioariu (Alba Iulia, Romania)

Professor Ecaterina Popa (Cluj-Napoca, Romania)

Dr Teodora Popescu (Alba Iulia, Romania)

Professor Itesh Sachdev (London, UK)

Professor Hanne Skaaden (Oslo, Norway)

Dr Alcina Sousa (Funchal-Madeira, Portugal)