What is the value of multilingualism?<p>Mastering multiple languages (at individual level) and making the most of linguistic diversity (at societal level) is often automatically correlated with personal empowerment, higher economic performance and cultural enrichment. But is it really so and what is needed to make this equation work?</p><p>Nicoletta Mariolini, Swiss Federal Delegate for Plurilingualism, Prof. François Grin, Head of the Observatory on Economy, Languages and Training and full professor of economics at the Faculty of Translation and Interpreting of the University of Geneva, and Prof. Rolf Tarrach, former Rector of the University of Luxembourg, reflected on this question at the occasion of our Swiss Education Briefing on 'What is the value of multilingualism - between reality and ideals'. They shed light onto policy choices, economic models and concrete measures that were taken in Switzerland and Luxembourg. The discussion was then engaged with an interested audience representing a wide range of Brussels-based organisations. View the presentations <a title="presentations" href="https://www.swisscore.org/Documents/Presentations%20Swiss%20Education%20Briefing.pdf">here</a>. A video will soon be available on the SwissCore website.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p>Swiss Education Briefing, Multilingualis, Tarrach, Grin, Mariolinihttps://www.swisscore.org/Lists/Public/Article/DispForm.aspx?ID=2912015-01-27T23:00:00ZscArticle{AD75E19D-2AA6-E411-93BB-005056927940}https://www.swisscore.org/Lists/Public/ArticleImages/Education%20Briefing%202015.png, https://www.swisscore.org/Lists/Public/ArticleImages/Education%20Briefing%202015.png