One of the key priorities within the Network on Language and Education is the support of emerging researchers. Between the ECERs, NW31 carried out several events for emerging researchers within the network:
- A symposium on Multilingual Literacies for Ph.D. students held at the University of Sheffield (online)
- Conference 'Developing Multilingual Literacies – Exploring the role of communities for literacy development in multilingual families' for master students held at the University of Luxembourg (online).
Both events were organized within the framework of the NW31's project 'Developing Multilingual Literacies – Exploring the role of communities for literacy development in multilingual families' funded by EERA (project leader: Sabine Little, UK; project collaborators: Claudine Kirsch, Luxembourg; Mirjam Günther-van der Meij and Joana Duarte, the Netherlands, and Irina Usanova, Germany). The events were open to students, practitioners, teachers, and academics interested in multilingualism and multiliteracies.
NW 31's members also supported the Hamburg International Summer School 2021 'Language Diversity, Education and Social Participation' organized at the University of Hamburg, Germany, by providing lectures on multilingualism and multiliteracy for emerging researchers from different national contexts.