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Policy Makers

Cross-border commercial exchanges and tourism have made language learning and language skills a priority for any region willing to make the most of the global economy. In Europe, awareness of traditional, regional languages and their importance for local communities and their identity has increased significantly over the last few decades, while native linguistic diversity has only been compounded by immigration.

Policy makers at all levels of governance are required to face these linguistic challenges, which are gaining more and more influence on the economic, social and cultural texture of every country.

They have the power to improve multilingualism policy: at EU level, by mainstreaming multilingualism in all policy areas; at national level, by mandating multilingual education and supporting lifelong learning; at local and regional level by implementing ML measures and initiatives in specific areas of public life.

Poliglotti4.eu helps policymakers by:

  • Collecting and sharing information on multilingualism policies, including best practice examples from different European regions and countries;
  • Providing direct assistance to improve multilingual practice in their constituencies through the project consortium members and the members of the Civil Society Platform on Multilingualism;
  • Organising a stakeholders meeting in order to provide policy-makers with expertise in the development, communication and implementation of multilingual policy at local and regional level.

 

Links

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

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La regione Friuli Venezia Giulia ha una tradizione di multilinguismo da sempre. Ci sono in tutto tre lingue minoritarie: il tedesco, lo sloveno e il friulano.

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