The International Social Media Day for Small Languages is part of the Frisian language promotion campaign Praat mar Frysk of the Afûk. Our aim for this day is to show and make people aware of language diversity in Europe on Social Media and to connect the different language communities with each other. This initiative is also the start of our activities for European Capital of Culture Leeuwarden-Fryslân 2018 within the Lân fan Taal-programme.
We want to encourage as many people/organisations/companies as possible to tweet and post in #Cymraeg, #Euskara, #Gaeilge, #Gàidhlig, #Galego, #Kernowek, #Frysk etc. on social media channels, like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram on the 26th of September, which is also European Day of Languages.
At the moment 16 organisations from 16 small language regions/countries have already agreed to join the initiative.
The Digital Language Diversity Project and Mercator European Research Centre on Multilingualism and Language Learning also support the initiative.
The communal # will be #EDL2017.