About us

Our aims

COLING promotes and develops sustainable measures for language revitalization and maintenance. The project is funded under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie RISE scheme within HORIZON 2020 and runs from January 2018 to December 2021 (Grant Agreement ID: 778384). The project gives researchers and non-academic stakeholders opportunities to exchange knowledge and join forces in implementing sustainable measures for language revitalization and maintenance.
CoLing promotes and practices:

  • collaboration of academic and non-academic stakeholders and knowledge transfer in both directions,
  • collaboration of researchers and organizations in Europe, the USA and Mexico,
  • participatory research in endangered languages and cultures,
  • language documentation with revitalization in mind,
  • innovative methods and materials in learning and teaching lesser used languages,
  • an enduring presence of linguistic and cultural diversity in public space.

Project outcomes will include:

  • an online platform dedicated to various aspects of linguistic and cultural diversity with educational materials for teaching the focused languages,
  • a serious game to be played on computers and mobile phones that supports learning of the focused languages and can be adapter to other lesser taught languages,
  • guidelines for creating innovative spaces dedicated to the promotion of linguistic and cultural diversity,
  • a joined publication of research articles on all four major themes of the project, presenting key findings and practical solutions.

Who we are

Five academic and two non-governmental organizations in four European countries participate in
CoLing, collaborating with six institutions in the USA and Mexico.


  • The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA;
  • The University of Texas, USA;
  • Yale University, USA;
  • Smithsonian Institution, USA;
  • ARENET, Mexico;
  • Instituto de Docencia e Investigacion Etnologica de Zacatecas, Mexico.

What we do

Project activities are organized into four main thematic groups (workpackages):

  • Documentation and archiving of linguistic and cultural diversity;
  • Trans-Atlantic perspectives and historical ties between the Americas and Europe;
  • Developing innovative teaching methodologies;
  • Multidisciplinary research in language and culture.


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