Center for Policy Studies Wins Research Grant to Study Industrial Relations in Multilingual Environments at Work

Co-director of CEU’s Center for Policy Studies Viola Zentai and Research Fellow Zsuzsanna Arendas will participate in Industrial Relations in Multilingual Environments at Work (IR-MultiLing), a research project funded by the European Commission's Directorate General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion for their project Industrial Relations in Multilingual Environments at Work (IR-MultiLing).

The project, which won a €243,000 research grant, will  study of the growing presence of multilingualism at work: how multilingualism influences the behaviors of trade unions and human resource managers, what are the intended/unintended outcomes arising from language policy choices and whether the costs and benefits of linguistic diversity map differently for employers, managers and employees. Researching with case studies in France, Germany, Italy, Hungary, Spain and the UK, the project will develop a typology of multilingual work environments contrasting multinational and national/local organizations with different management and non-management linguistic experiences. The consortium is led by the Working Lives Research Institute of London Metropolitan University.

For more information, see: http://cps.ceu.edu/research/multiling