The mass closure of universities in the EU had begun on 12th of March 2020, as governments hope lockdown and bans on public gatherings will slow down the spread of COVID-19. Due to COVID-19 all KINDINMI partners were forced to work from home. In the last weeks of the project we were busy writing the final report for KINDINMI.
Véronique Simon will present KINDINMI at “Tolerance(s) – concepts, language, history and practices”, which takes place on 12 October 2020. Further Key Note Speakers of the international Colloquium in Stockholm are Jenny White, Christer Mattsson, Denis Crouzet and Emmanuel Fraisse. Lilian Thuram, Honorary Doctor at Stockholm University, will speak at a public seminar.
Rainer Hawlik was invited to present his KINDINMI text “How do teachers of mother tongue instruction carry out their roles? Migration specific perspectives on teachers of migration languages within the Austrian public sector education system.” (English Translation: Dorothea Scherer, University of Aberdeen) at BIMM conference which took place on 11th of May 2020 virtually in ZOOM. 18 Austrian University College Teachers attended the lecture.