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Civil Society

Grass-roots organisations have always played a central role in changing societies, often providing services in areas not covered yet by public policy and services. In Europe’s quickly evolving economic, social and cultural landscape, the third sector is often at the forefront in social work and leading in initiatives to facilitate the integration of migrants, for instance.

Thanks to the experience built up, civil society organisations have a wealth of knowledge to share with policymakers and social services also in terms of policies for multilingualism. They can make a crucial contribution to encouraging both the public to embrace multilingualism, and decision makers to put in place effective frameworks in local and regional administrations, formal and non-formal education, public services.

Poliglotti4.eu helps civil society organisations by:

  • Pooling their experiences in dealing with and promoting language learning, and multilingualism;
  • Providing guidance on promotion of multilingualism at grass-roots level;
  • Facilitating contacts to relevant policymakers wherever possible.

 

Links

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

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