The CURUM Constituent

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
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): Represented by Nikolay Slavkov
CeLM, Centre for Literacy and Multilingualism, University of Reading, UK
The Center for Multilingualism, Universität Konstanz, DE
Institute of Linguistics and Literary Studies, Division of Multilingualism, Technische Universität Darmstadt, DE
GLML, Greek Language and Multilingualism Laboratory, GR
Mercator, European Research Centre on Multilingualism and Language Learning

Pending members:
CDL (Centre for Diversity & Learning), Ghent University, BE.
MIRCo (Multilingualism, Social Identities, Intercultural Relations and Communication), the Autonomous University of Madrid, ES.

Candidates for ECSPM-CURUM membership
Centre of Excellence of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, GR. “Multilingualism and Language Policy”.
University of Cardiff Multilingualism Research Network, UK
FRLC (Fédération de Recherche Langage et Communication), Université de Strasbourg, FR
GS/FL Research Group, Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, DE

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