Since the constitution of Linguapax as an association (2001), regular cooperation lines existed with activists and organisations from different regions of the world some embodied in bilateral cooperation agreements. These regular partners met in Barcelona on February 21, 2006, on the occasion of the commemorations of the International Mother Language Day, to establish a formal  framework of cooperation centred on the name and philosophy of Linguapax called Linguapax International Network, initially composed of 6 delegations: Linguapax Africa, Linguapax Asia, Linguapax Eurasia, Linguapax Europe, Linguapax Latin America, Linguapax Pacific. In April 2006, a Linguapax North America delegation was incorporated.


The 2006 Framework Agreement of 2006 (automatically renewable every 2 years) establishes:

The aim of the network is to promote collaboration in the following areas: revitalisation and documentation on threatened languages; research on intercultural and multilingual education; the training of trainers specially those oriented to multilingual education; the development of teaching material about non-dominant languages ​​and cultures.


The type of activities to be carried out will consist in the coordination and presentation of proposals to obtain financing; the organisation of congresses, seminars and workshops on sociolinguistics topics; the production of specialised publications and pedagogical materials aimed at the revitalisation of languages; networking with institutions that share the Linguapax philosophy (university chairs, schools and other governmental and non-governmental organizations); research on linguistic policy and planning, with special interest in good practices in the management of linguistic diversity.

To this end, Linguapax proposes to: Create a coordination council composed of a representative of each delegation; coordinate and monitor the network according to the needs, possibilities and priorities of the delegations; participate in bilateral activities proposed by delegations; identify, promote and/or organise projects that may be of interest to all delegations; collect and disseminate useful information to all delegations; offer the Linguapax website to give visibility to the delegations; send all the material produced by Linguapax to all the delegations; support the delegations in their negotiations with UNESCO and other institutions such as the EU or the ACCD (Catalan Cooperation Agency) to obtain financial support for their activities; facilitate contact between sociolinguists and institutions related to Linguapax all over the world.


The delegations, based on their structure and their own legal environment, propose: contributing to the dissemination of the Linguapax philosophy through activities linked to the priorities of Linguapax; mention Linguapax in the materials produced in this framework; inform Linguapax about the activities carried out under the name of Linguapax and present an annual report; look for local funding sources to develop projects.

Original document: framework agreement


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