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Policy Recommendations

The recommendations of this report  by the EC Civil Society Platform on Multilingualism are directed principally at the European Commission, Member States and Regional Administrations. However, there are also a number of recommendations for action that can be taken forward by the Platform itself.

In spite of the potential of linguistic abilities for economic growth and a broad EU recognition of language diversity, there are still gaps in EU language policy. Where policy exists, there is often a divide between policy and practice, with some countries and regions demonstrating a stronger commitment to multilingualism than others. Europe needs to develop a language policy that monitors language use and ensures that languages are treated equally. Structurally, it needs a permanent Civil Society Platform on Multilingualism to act as an instrument of dialogue between the EU policy level on the one side and the national, regional and local language policy levels and social reality on the other side.

The policy recommendations of the EC Civil Society Platform on Multilingualism can be found below.

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Policy Recommendations - full document [e-Paper]

Policy Recommendations - executive summary [pdf]

Policy Recommendations  - full document [pdf]

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

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