The theme of this online symposium, hosted by the Babylon Center for the Study of Superdiversity, Tilburg University, the Netherlands, on 7-9 December 2020, was inspired by the work carried out at Babylon regarding the online-offline nexus. Actually, this was the topic of the symposium’s last panel discussion, based on the presentation delivered by the late Jan Blommaert, to whose memory the ECSPM dedicated the symposium – the last academic event at which the eminent scholar spoke.
Recognising the role of technology, digital resources and practices for multilingualism, symposium participants presented projects which have led to digital tools for language learning and use, while it featured a fascinating panel of technology experts who presented the new European flagship project, in which the ECSPM is a partner, the European Language Equality, having to do with multilingual technologies. Other significant projects being carried out in different parts of Europe were presented by distinguished speakers, motivated by ECSPM’s concerns with linguistic justice, support to minority and regional languages, as well as speakers’ linguistic rights. Multilingual policy in education was also one of the symposium focal points – hence the keynote presentation and the lively panel discussion on the issue.