The CURUM Constituency

The ECSPM honours the interrelationship between civil society, academia and social action, by generating the Cluster of University Research Units focusing on Multilingualism (CURUM) and related issues such as language learning, teaching and assessment, as well as language in society/the public space.

Centres with full membership/partnership status

Babylon Center for the Study of Superdiversity University of Tilburg, NL. Contact person: Massimiliano Spotti
Cambridge Language Sciences Interdisciplinary Research Centre, University of Cambridge, UK. Contact person: Linda Fisher
CCERBAL (Canadian Centre for Studies and Research in Bilingualism and Language Planning at the Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute (OLBI) of the University of Ottawa, CA). Contact person: Nikolay Slavkov
CeLM (Centre for Literacy and Multilingualism) University of Reading, UK. Contact person: Ludovica Serratrice
Center for Multilingualism Universität Konstanz, DE. Contact person: Theodoros Marinis
Division of Multilingualism, Institute of Linguistics and Literary Studies Technische Universität Darmstadt, DE. Contact person: Britta Hufeisen
GL/ML (Greek Language and Multilingualism Laboratory), University of Thessaly, GR. Contact person: George Androulakis
Mercator (European Research Centre on Multilingualism and Language Learning). Contact person: Cor van der Meer

Centres with pending membership status:

CDL (Centre for Diversity & Learning), Ghent University, BE. Contact person: Piet Van Avermaet
CEM (Centre of Excellence for Multilingualism and Language Policy), National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, GR. Contact person: Bessie Mitsikopoulou
GEO Groupe d’Études orientales, slaves et néo-helléniques (Centre for Research in Greek, Slavic and Oriental Studies), Université de Strasbourg, FR. Contact person: Irini Tsamadou-Jacoberger
GS/FL Research Group, Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, DE. Contact person: Tanja Rinker
LiLPa (linguistique, langue, parole), Université de Strasbourg, FR. Contact person: Andrea Young
MIRCo (Interdisciplinary Research Center on Multilingualism, Discourse & Communication), the Autonomous University of Madrid, ES. Contact person: Luisa Martín-Rojo
MRN (Multilingualism Research Network), University of Cardiff, UK. Contact person: Jonathan Morris

With other such units soon to join our CURUM constituent, the overriding goal is to attempt to bring together European and international research into multilingualism from different disciplines.

Academia as Civil Society