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

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Le multilinguisme ou au moins le biliguisme est indispensable et obligatoire.

Jean-Marie Belliard France