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ALTE - Association of Language Testers in Europe

ALTE is an association of providers of foreign language examinations, founded in 1990. It includes many of the world's leading language assessment bodies. ALTE currently has 33 members, representing the testing of 26 languages and over 40 affiliate institutions.

Amongst its principal objectives, ALTE aims to:

  • Address issues of quality and fairness related to the exams which the members provide
  • Establish common standards for all stages of the language-testing process and adhere to those standards
  • Adhere to the common levels of proficiency established by the ALTE members. Levels are aligned to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) in order to promote the transnational recognition of certification in Europe
  • Engage in activities for the improvement of language testing and assessment in Europe through collaboration on joint projects and in the exchange of ideas, know-how and sharing of best practice, especially through the medium of special interest groups
  • Provide training in language testing and assessment
  • Raise awareness on issues related to language assessment
  • Provide leadership in the field of language assessment globally

ALTE Secretariat
1 Hills Road
Cambridge CB1 2EU, UK

Tel: +44 (0)1223 552828
E-mail : info@alte.org
www.alte.org

British Council

The Brussels Office serves as the British Council hub for Europe. Brussels is the capital city of one of the UK's closest neighbours, the location of many of Europe's key institutions, and the centre of intense discussions - and decisions - about issues that affect every European citizen. Our main purpose in being here is to engage in those discussions, to contribute fresh thinking and ideas, and to enable those whose voices may not otherwise be heard to take part. By working with partners from Belgium, the rest of Europe and beyond, we hope that creative and innovative thinkers from the UK will influence, and at the same time be influenced by, creative and innovative thinkers in the rest of Europe.

Julia Kofler
Manager External Relations and Partnerships
Rue du Trône 108
B - 1050 Bruxelles
T: 0032 2 639 0482| F: 0032 2 227 0849 / 53
E-mail: Julia.Kofler@britishcouncil.be
www.britishcouncil.org

Det Danske Kulturinstitut

The mission of The Danish Cultural Institute is to strengthen international understanding by organising cultural exchanges and providing information about Denmark. The philosophy of The Danish Cultural Institute is based upon a broad concept of culture that embraces the arts as well as tradition and society.

The Danish Cultural Institute supports projects that aim at a lasting co-operation between foreign and Danish cultural institutions, artists and other professionals. The main activities are: study tours, job swops, conferences and seminars, courses in the Danish language, culture and society, lectures, exhibitions, festivals, films, concerts, theatre, dance and performance, literary events, publications on Danish society and library and information service. The Danish Cultural Institute/Benelux is on of 11 branches around the world.

Klaus Bondam
Director
Rue Royale 35,
B - 1000 Bruxelles
Tel: +32 (0)2 2307326
E-mail: bondam@dkibenelux.org
www.dkibenelux.org

EAEA - European Association for the Education of Adults

The European Association for the Education of Adults (EAEA) is a European NGO with 127 member organisations from 43 countries working in the field of adult learning and representing more than 60 million women and men learners Europe-wide.

The main roles of EAEA are:

  • Policy advocacy for lifelong learning at a European level
  • Provision of information and services for our members
  • Development of practice through projects, publications and training
  • International co-operation with other stakeholders in the field

The EAEA promotes the social inclusion aspects of the Lisbon Strategy; it promotes adult learning and the widening of access and participation in formal and non-formal adult education for all, particularly for groups currently under-represented. The purposes of learning may be competence development for personal fulfilment and in employment related fields; for social change and active citizenship; for sustainable development and gender mainstreaming; for cultural and intercultural awareness and knowledge.  

Francesca Operti
Project Assistant
Rue d’Arlon 40
B - 1000 Bruxelles
Tel: +32.2.234.37.62 / Fax: +32.2.235.05.39
E-mail: francesca.operti@eaea.org
www.eaea.org

ETC - European Theatre Convention

Founded in 1988, the European Theatre Convention (ETC) is a pan-European public theatre network. The objective of the ETC is to promote contemporary drama and to support international collaboration and artistic mobility projects with the focus on multilingualism, artistic education and European citizens. The ETC is also an advocacy network and a professional platform for theatre practitioners to represent the interests of the sector on EU level and to influence policy-making processes. Annually, the ETC reaches out to over 8.000.000 theatre goers with more than 16.000 performances and public events. Theatre, an art based on the complex concepts of culture and language knowledge, is part of the public cultural patrimony and acts as multilingual mediator to promote and raise awareness of European multilingualism while highlighting less widely used languages.

Heidi Wiley
General Delegate
c/o Deutsches Theater
Schumannstr 13 A
DE - 10117 Berlin
Tel: +49 (0)30 28441 461
E-mail: hwiley@etc-cte.org
www.etc-cte.org

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European Forum of Vocational Education and Training European Federation for Intercultural Learning CMFE (Community Media Forum Europe)
European Council for Steiner Waldorf Education (ECSWE) Mercator European Network of Language Diversity Centres Eurolang
European Coordination of Independent Producers (CEPI) ALTE EUROCLIO
European Council of Literary Translators' Associations Literature Across frontiers European Association for the Education of Adults (EAEA)
Federation of European Publishers Culturelink Federal Union of European Nationalities
European Theatre Convention EEE-YFU RECIT
Association of Commercial Television in Europe (ACT) EUNIC in Brussels Club de Madrid
European Association for Terminology Europa Esperanto Unio - EEU Fundación Academia Europea de Yuste
European Federation of National Institutions for Language European Publishers Council European Council of Artists (ECA)

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