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BETALKY is responsible for the promotion of multilingualism in Brussels. Our city has 1.2 million inhabitants, who speak over 100 different languages. The advantages of multilingualism are manifold. In addition to enhancing opportunities on the labor market, multilingualism promotes cohesion between the inhabitants of Brussels.

Both within our superdiverse city and beyond its borders, speaking several languages is important for a shared citizenship and the mutual understanding it requires.

Multilingualism is henceforth a central part of the Brussels identity and this will be even more so in the future.









Program

10:00

Opening by the president of the Brussels Parliament Rachid Madrane and vice-president Guy Vanhengel.

Rue du Lombard 69, 1000 Bruxelles
10:20

Introduction by the minister for the Promotion of multilingualism Sven Gatz.

Rue du Lombard 69, 1000 Bruxelles
10:45

Launch of the Council for Multilingualism (with Q&A for online viewers)

Rue du Lombard 69, 1000 Bruxelles
14:00

Conversation tables organised by het Huis van het Nederlands.

Hall of mirros, Brussels parliament
16:00
Skype

Patati E-péro organised by het Huis van het Nederlands.

Hall of mirros, Brussels parliament

Video

Be Talky

Be Talky in Brussels!
Journée bruxelloise du Multilinguisme
Brusselse Dag van de Meertaligheid
Brussels Multilingualism Day




MULTILINGUALISM DAY 2020 ONLINE
Watch the live stream from the Hemicycle plenary chamber, the heart of the European Parliament and setting for Multilingualism Day. Different sessions will look at the work and life of interpreters and translators. Interpretation into English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Spanish is available for all sessions. Join by clicking here.