Vigdís International Centre / Vigdís Finnbogadóttir Institute
Vigdís International Centre for Multilingualism and Intercultural Understanding
The Vigdís International Centre for Multilingualism and Intercultural Understanding is situated in Veröld – House of Vigdís. The centre operates under the auspices of UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, and is affiliated to the Vigdís Finnbogadóttir Institute for Foreign Languages at the University of Iceland. The main objectives of the Centre are: To promote multilingualism in order to further understanding, exchange and respect between cultures and nations; To raise awareness of the importance of language as a core element of the cultural heritage of mankind; To promote translation and translation studies and the observation, analysis and statistics of translation flow; To work at the preservation of languages and to create awareness of language policies and control of languages, with multilingualism as a guiding light; To promote research and education in foreign languages and cultures; To support and promote research into mother tongues, regarding them as a basic element of human rights.
Project in the field of Romani Studies, for projects of a practical nature related to Romani culture, Romani literature, publishing, education.