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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. 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.


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

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

Jean-Marie Belliard France