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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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EUNIC in Brussels Federal Union of European Nationalities European Council of Artists (ECA)
EUROCLIO European Forum of Vocational Education and Training Association of Commercial Television in Europe (ACT)
Culturelink European Council of Literary Translators' Associations European Publishers Council
Eurolang EEE-YFU European Association for Terminology
European Coordination of Independent Producers (CEPI) CMFE (Community Media Forum Europe) RECIT
Mercator European Network of Language Diversity Centres ALTE European Association for the Education of Adults (EAEA)
Literature Across frontiers European Federation of National Institutions for Language European Council for Steiner Waldorf Education (ECSWE)
European Theatre Convention FundaciĆ³n Academia Europea de Yuste Europa Esperanto Unio - EEU
European Federation for Intercultural Learning Federation of European Publishers Club de Madrid

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