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

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