Grupos de trabajo

Multilingualism and Cross-Cultural Communication (MCCC)


Dr. Rita Temmerman
Centrum voor Vaktaal en Communicatie (CVC)
Erasmushogeschool University (Belgium)

Contact person

Mr. Jean Pierre Roose
Head of International Relations
Erasmushogeschool University (Belgium)


Thematic Network on Multilingualism and Cross-Cultural Communication (MCCC) was approved by the Compostela Group of Universities at the XII General Assembly (Poznan, Poland) in September 2006.

This Working Group aims a wide multidisciplinary approach and will bring together experts from a wide variety of scientific sub-disciplines who share a common interest in the scientific study of multilingualism and cross-cultural communication and in the application of scientific results of research projects in this multidisciplinary field of interest.


• To invite researchers active within the CGU to express their interest in this thematic network on Multilingualism and Cross-Cultural Communication (MCCC).

• To set up research initiatives within the CGU bearing on the enhancement of cross-cultural understanding through the study of interlanguage communication.

• To set up research initiatives within CGU with the aim of producing a comprehensive and integrated model that aims to develop critical cultural awareness of both native and foreign cultures and intercultural competencies.

• To set up research initiatives within CGU concerning the role and impact of technological information and communication systems (WWW, Semantic Net) in a multilingual and multicultural environment.

• To organise international conferences on this theme on a regular basis.

• To set up an exchange program for researchers and students in MCCC.

• To set up Special Interest Groups on a variety of sub-themes.