The research project ELDIA (European Language Diversity for All) studies and compares 14 different language groups in eight European countries. The goal of the project is to collect knowledge about how to strengthen minority languages in Europe and globally. The project runs during the period March 2010 – June 2013 and the role of the Åland Islands Peace Institute is to develop the legal and institutional analyses. The project is funded by the 7th Framework Programme for Research of the European Union.
The first preliminary results of the project have been published within the report series Working Papers in European Language Diversity which is available at the project website: http://www.eldia-project.org/.
On the occasion of the European Day of Languages on 26 September 2012, the Åland Islands Peace Institute hosted an academic conference entitled “Changing Linguistic Landscapes – Languages Law and Multilingualism in Context”. Links to extended abstracts, presentations and other materials about the conference can be found here.
Currently the final research resulta are being compiled to be published in June.