In spite of the widely acknowledged fact that language skills are one of the key resources of identity formation, the nexus between language skills and the formation of social identity, plurilinguality and supranational identity is a key issue for Langscape researchers in languages to interconnect with other sciences. In order to provide for a balanced structure of language communities in Europe and beyond and in order to reflect their true geographical and linguistic diversity and range, LANGSCAPE’s research and training mission is fourfold:

 (1) Plurilingualism:

LANGSCAPE itself operates as a plurilingual research community. It uses this expertise to develop effective strategies to counteract linguistic fragmentation by implementing its principles of plurilingual research, transnational doctoral programs and professional training programs.

(2) Networking Diversity:

LANGSCAPE expands and consolidates the network in a process of gradual expansion by integrating Eastern Central European partners and third countries and other associated partners.

(3) Accessibility and Transfer:

LANGSCAPE makes its international expertise accessible by sharing its results with local knowledge in research, education, and training. LANGSCAPE seeks to establish links with other networks in the field of plurilingualism, language education and language learning.

(4) Building Excellence:

LANGSCAPE aims at building research consortia both from within the network and through cooperation with other research units and individuals.

LANGSCAPE is also dedicated to providing guidance and trans-national and inter-institutional research opportunities to young researchers.

The Board of Directors deliberately represents a large number of languages, states, research and teaching expertise. Areas of activities of the Board of Directors are:

  • Research projects
  • Teaching projects
  • Doctoral support & networking
  • Publication policy
  • Conferences & expert meetings