Every year, French language organizations from France, Switzerland, Québec and the French Community of Belgium meet to review their cooperation activities, develop new initiatives and discuss topics of common interest during a symposium.
In 2009, the French Community of Belgium’s Council of the French Language and Linguistic Policy and French Language Department hosted representatives from the participating organizations at Colonster Castle in Liège on November 26. During the meeting, the organizations issued the Liège Declaration, under which they officially established themselves as a network: the Conference of Francophone Linguistic Policy Organizations (ROFRAPOL). Québec is represented by the Linguistic Policy Secretariat (SPL), the Supreme Council of the French Language (CSLF) and the Québec Office of the French Language (OQLF).
The meeting was following by a symposium on November 27-28 entitled “Effective and Accessible Communications with the General Public”.
The “Québec delegation in Liège”: Conrad Ouellon, president, CSLF and Québec delegation head; Sonya Trudeau, researcher and Rédiger group member, Laval University; Isabelle Clerc, director, Rédiger group, Laval University; Lucie Auger, deputy director general, linguistic services, OQLF; Gisèle Delage, advisor, SPL; Micheline Larivée, deputy director general, legal services and public relations, OQLF; Claire Martin, secretary for linguistic cooperation, OQLF; and Pierre Georgeault, director general, CSLF.