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Social and Public Services

Local administrations, police and hospitals increasingly have to deal with social, cultural and linguistic diversity. It is not an easy task to fulfill the duties of public authorities and provide social services while avoiding any form of discrimination. While communication is crucial in integrating minorities and migrants, language skills in both the workforce and service users are often not sufficient.

Decision makers in local public service providers are thus becoming aware of the needs of an increasingly multilingual public: migration and wider recognition of regional languages are calling for enhanced language skills to interact with a diverse public.

Poliglotti4.eu engages with decision makers in social and public services to:

  • Showcase best practice in promotion of multilingualism;
  • Provide guidance on implementing effective multilingualism policies among their own staff as well as among the public they provide services to.


Links

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

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