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Mauro Buffa

As Director of the Mòcheno Cultural Institute, he oversees administrative tasks, manages cultural events, and leads research initiatives. Along with being a journalist, he is also an author of travel books and translations from German.

Patrizia Cordin

Senior Professor of General Linguistics at the Department of Humanities, University of Trento, leading the branch Bilinguismo.conta@Trento and serving as a member of the scientific board for the training program ANTROPOLAD for teachers of the Ladin language. Her research investigates different aspects of multilingualism, linguistic variation, and language contact, encompassing studies of local languages, historical minority languages, recent minority languages, and standard languages.

Vittorio Dell'Aquila

He holds a degree in historical linguistics and specializes in cartography applied to sociolinguistics and geolinguistics. His main areas of interest are language policy and planning, dialectology, and language contact. He has taught in various places, such as Vaasa, Cagliari, and Genoa. He was coordinator for the service Planificazion y Elaborazion dl Lingaz Ladin and currently leads the Forskningscentrum för Europeisk Flerspråkighet. He is a member of the ALE and ALiR European linguistic atlases, where he represents the Romansh language. Since 2017, he has been a lecturer in Scandinavian Linguistics at the State University of Milan.

Denni Dorigo

He was born and raised in Livinallongo del Col di Lana, ”Fodom” in Ladin, and is an avid scholar of the Ladin language, history, and culture. In 2018, he was appointed Director of the Istitut Cultural Ladin Cesa de Jan. Since 2020, he has served as the political representative for the three Ladin municipalities of Cortina d'Ampezzo, Colle Santa Lucia, and Livinallongo in the Euroregion “Euregio Tyrol-South Tyrol-Trentino”.

Gabriele Iannàccaro

He was a Full Professor of Italian Linguistics at the University of Stockholm and Full Professor of Glottology and Linguistics at the University of Milan-Bicocca. As co-director of the Centre d’Études linguistiques pour l’Europe, he conducted surveys, studies, and consultancies on various language-related topics such as multilingualism, contact linguistics, sociolinguistics, and language planning. Among his scientific interests, anthropological linguistics, the theory of writing systems, dialectology, and geolinguistics were of particular significance.

Leander Moroder

For three decades, he has been leading the Istitut Ladin “Micurá de Rü”, which focuses on linguistic matters with a particular emphasis on the Ladin variants of Val Gardena and Val Badia. He is actively promoting the release of various scientific publications (including dictionaries, grammars, and the "Ladinia" magazine), as well as popular works about the Ladinia. Furthermore, he has been involved in the "Survey Ladins" project.

Willy Nicolussi Paolaz

He was an official in the Autonomous Province of Trento. As of June 1, 2021, he assumed the role of Director at the Cimbrian Institute/Kulturinstitut Lusérn, where he oversees administrative duties, including the organisation of cultural events, and actively participates in various research activities.

Fernando Ramallo

Professor of Linguistics at the University of Vigo (Galicia) and a corresponding member of the Royal Galician Academy (RAG). Between 2013 and 2019, he was part of the Committee of Experts for the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages (Council of Europe). His principal research interests are political sociolinguistics and discourse analysis. His work includes various projects related to the Galician language's vitality in contemporary Galicia, specifically investigating the social role of new Galician speakers (neofalantes) in sociolinguistic change and language revitalization.

Sabrina Rasom

Director of the Majon di Fascegn. She completed a PhD in dialectology with a thesis on Ladin. She held a key role as the official in charge of Linguistic and Cultural Services at the Comun General de Fascia. From 2016 to 2020, she assumed the role of vice president in the European network NPLD (Network to Promote Linguistic Diversity). She has worked on a range of projects related to language policy and revitalization, with a particular emphasis on the reality of new speakers. She is actively involved in the Achuar-Spanish dictionary project, collaborating closely with the Achuar people of the Amazon Rainforest in Ecuador. She is interested in linguistic diversity, multilingualism, and less commonly languages, like Ladin, her mother tongue.

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