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. The university units that are members/partners of the ECSPM so far are:
- The Babylon Center for the Study of Superdiversity, University of Tilburg, NL
- Cambridge Language Sciences, Interdisciplinary Research Centre, University of Cambridge, UK
- The Centre for Literacy and Multilingualism, University of Reading, UK
- The Center for Multilingualism, Universität Konstanz, DE
- The Division of Multilingualism, Institute of Linguistics and Literary Studies, Technische Universität Darmstadt, DE
- Greeklanglab, Laboratory for Research of the Greek Language and Multilingualism, GR
- Mercator, European Network of Language diversity Centres
- The Multilingualism Research Group, University of Tübingen, DE
- OLBI – Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute of the University of Ottawa, CA.
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.