Language commissioner conference comes to Wales

June 2024 | Arfor, Featured

A conference bringing together language commissioners from across the world will celebrate its tenth birthday in Cardiff on 10-11 June 2024. The International Association of Language Commissioners will be holding several events including a launch event in the Senedd on 10 June, followed by a full conference in Cardiff on 11 June.

There is a wide variety of sessions scheduled for the conference, including discussions regarding how the Welsh language standards are driving change in the workplace and beyond, and a lecture by Professor Rob Dunbar regarding recent developments in UK language policy from a council of Europe perspective.

Efa Gruffydd Jones, The Welsh Language Comissioner, is the current chair of the Association. In a statement she said:

 “Over the years the opportunity to discuss and foster the role of Language Commissioners as well as sharing effective practices with other countries has been a core part of our work. The Welsh language needs to be seen in the context of a multilingual world and the Association and this conference allows us to showcase how the language is used naturally on a day to day basis. 

“I am extremely proud that Wales is the home of the conference in this very special 10th anniversary year.”

Those who wish to follow the proceedings of the conference can do so via a live stream on the Welsh Language Commissioner’s website. For more information regarding the day’s events, follow this link.


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