2011. 02. 22.
Representing the NPLD was Mr. Meirion Prys-Jones, CEO of the Welsh Language Board. He described the activities of the network which gathers together the language planning boards of Member-States (Ireland, Estonia) and autonomous jurisdictions (Wales, Catalonia) in order to share best practice and to set up projects in language development.
Mr Prys-Jones noted the success that the network has had in bringing together language planners from the ‘constitutional’ languages such as Catalan with smaller state languages such as Estonian, and in promoting regional languages as ‘success stories’. However, he noted his concerns regarding EU funding for regional languages which has seen a sharp decline in real terms since 2001.