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

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