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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.



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

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