Projects by URALIC Centre

“SANA 2019: Civil Society Network for Indigenous Languages”  unites organisations involved in the preservation and revitalization of indigenous Finno-Ugric languages in the Baltic Sea Region.  The project overlaps and supports the goals of the UN-proclaimed International Year of Indigenous Languages 2019, to the implementation of which project partners will provide substantive contributions.  The project brings together the following 7 partner organisations: Association “ECHO” (Karelia)  as the lead partner, Centre of Support and Public Diplomacy of Indigenous Peoples “Young Karelia” , the Karelian Language House (Republic of Karelia), the Community of the Small-Numbered Izhorian People (Shoikula), Centre for Development of Indigenous Peoples “URALIC” and Seto Cultural Fund (Estonia) and the Saami civil society organisation “Giellabalggis” (Finland). The project is funded by the Baltic Sea NGO programme of the Nordic Council of Ministers. Click here for more information about the project, including the ongoing mini-grant programme for language activists in the Baltic Sea region. 
URALIC Centre has partnered with SPEAKLY, a leading online language learning platform, to develop and disseminate innovative online language courses for indigenous Finno-Ugric languages. The first such language is Mari – an indigenous Uralic language with approximately 400,000 speakers in the Russian Federation, including in Mari El Republic. SPEAKLY’s Mari language course will be unveiled during the International Year of Indigenous Languages 2019. URALIC Centre for Indigenous Peoples will support SPEAKLY with identifying next Finno-Ugric languages for which to develop SPEAKLY courses, and will help disseminate SPEAKLY courses through URALIC Centre’s extensive partner network in Finno-Ugric regions of Russia and Scandinavia.  Click here for more information about SPEAKLY's collaboration with URALIC Centre.