The Regional Dossiers of our Mercator European Research Centre for Multilingualism and Language Learning now have a fresh design, multilingual summaries and individual webpages. The first regional dossier to be published in the new format is 'The Basque language in education in France (3rd edition)', written by Beñat Lascano. Lascano, PhD, is a secondary school teacher of Basque in Iparralde (French Basque Country) and holds a PhD in Basque Studies. His research focuses on immersive bilingual education and language learning in the Basque Country.
The Regional Dossiers focus on the education system in European regions that have an autochthonous lesser-used language, and on how the lesser-used language is embedded in this system. The Regional Dossiers are written according to a fixed structure so that they can be used for comparative research. The dossiers provide information on educational statistics, such as the number of bilingual schools, and the percentage of children learning the lesser-used language, on policies regarding education in and about the lesser-used language and the structure of the education system in the area.