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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. 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.



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

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Creemos que la movilidad de las personas en las regiones transfronterizas esta especialmente importante: pues incitar al multilingüismo.

Miguel Angel Martin Ramos Spain