Multilingual Month starts on February 21st, International Mother Language Day, and ends on March the 21st, World Poetry Day and International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. Multilingual Month has been celebrated in Finland as Satakielikuukausi (Month of a Hundred Languages Festival) since 2015.
In this site, we encourage different organizations in the Nordic Countries to celebrate lingual diversity during Multilingual Month. During and between those two days, every year, different organizations can create awareness of the richness of languages through activities, discussions, events and experience-sharing.
Archive of Nordic projects and organizations that work with multilingualism
As a resource for the celebration of Multilingual month we have collected an archive of organizations that work with lingual diversity in the Nordic Countries. It is organized in categories according to countries (Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Iceland) and projects or libraries. You can also search information with language tags which are listed on the right side of the page. The language tags tell in which languages the mentioned organizations offer resources. We hope that this archive can promote encounters and experience sharing in both digital and live environments.
Events of Multilingual Month can be shared in Facebook simply with the hashtag #multilingualmonth or through contacting us and sharing events to the page of Multilingual Month.
Multilingual Month is coordinated by Culture for All Service. The Multilingual Month was arranged 2017-2018 as part of the project Multilingualism and Diversity as a Resource in the Cultural Field. Culture for All Service, located in Helsinki, Finland, offers information and support in questions related to diversity and accessibility. The project Multilingualism and Diversity as a Resource in the Cultural Field belongs to the project Norden 2020 – Vad händer med välfärden i Norden, which started during the Finnish presidency at the Nordic council of Ministers in 2016.