Fifth BIC IML Ministerial to be hosted by the Isle of Man

20 November 2019

Ministers and officials from across the eight BIC Member Administrations will meet this week on the Isle of Man for a Ministerial level meeting of the British-Irish Council Indigenous, Minority and Lesser-Used (IML) Languages work sector, the fifth such meeting held since the formation of the Council in 1999. The IML Languages work sector is led by the Welsh Government and has proved a constructive and unique forum for facilitating evidence exchange and practical collaboration since it was established.

The meeting will focus on the three principal topics of the existing IML work plan: Adult Learning of IML languages; Workforce Planning; and Social use of IML languages, including through the arts and digital technology. Ministers will also receive a presentation showcasing the history of the Manx language and celebrating the work of those involved in its remarkable resurgence.