You can find people in the Basque Country speaking three languages: Euskara, Spanish and French, depending on the State. In the University of the Basque Country, which is located in Spain, we speak two languages. However, when we travel around the world to talk about our projects, English is the language of choice most of the times.
In Europe, there are more than 200 languages, and, considering that everybody has the right to communicate in its own language, we want to declare that we are ready to hear a big amount of them. Although this situation might seem quite complicated, we will use English as “lingua franca” for writing, and the help of third persons who might play the role of a bridge between people speaking different languages.
We kindly ask to the participants to feel free to speak the language in which they are more comfortable in each situation and to try to facilitate the communication among different language speakers whenever they can.