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Policy Makers

Cross-border commercial exchanges and tourism have made language learning and language skills a priority for any region willing to make the most of the global economy. In Europe, awareness of traditional, regional languages and their importance for local communities and their identity has increased significantly over the last few decades, while native linguistic diversity has only been compounded by immigration.

Policy makers at all levels of governance are required to face these linguistic challenges, which are gaining more and more influence on the economic, social and cultural texture of every country.

They have the power to improve multilingualism policy: at EU level, by mainstreaming multilingualism in all policy areas; at national level, by mandating multilingual education and supporting lifelong learning; at local and regional level by implementing ML measures and initiatives in specific areas of public life. helps policymakers by:

  • Collecting and sharing information on multilingualism policies, including best practice examples from different European regions and countries;
  • Providing direct assistance to improve multilingual practice in their constituencies through the project consortium members and the members of the Civil Society Platform on Multilingualism;
  • Organising a stakeholders meeting in order to provide policy-makers with expertise in the development, communication and implementation of multilingual policy at local and regional level.



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

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My professional and personal life has been enhanced by a knowledge of languages, and for that reason I can truly say 'I love languages'.

Diana Wallis United Kingdom