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What is the European Day of Languages?
European Year of Languages 2001, jointly organised by the Council of
Europe and the European Union, was successful in involving millions of
people across 45 participating countries. Its activities celebrated
linguistic diversity in Europe and promoted language learning.
The general objectives of the European Day of Languages are:
the public to the importance of language learning and diversifying the
range of languages learnt in order to increase plurilingualism and
Promoting the rich linguistic and cultural diversity of Europe, which must be preserved and fostered;
lifelong language learning in and out of school, whether for study
purposes, for professional needs, for purposes of mobility or for
pleasure and exchanges.
Who is the European Day of Languages for?
Council of Europe is hoping that this Day will be celebrated by both
authorities in its member states and potential partners at the
- among policy-makers (specific measures or discussions on language policy issues, for instance)
the general public (awareness-raising on the overall objectives of the
Day, including the importance of lifelong language learning, starting
at any age, in educational establishments, at work, etc);
- in the voluntary sector (specific actions by and/or for NGOs, associations, companies, etc).
EDL celebrated on the web: Exchange multilingual news on Facebook!
Under the motto “Languages open doors”,
the Council of Europe's Swedish national contact point for the
celebration of the European Day of Languages on 26 September invites
all 800 million European citizens to join in and make friends across
Become a member of the group “Celebrate the
European Day of Languages (EDL) 26th of September”! You are invited to
sign up for Facebook… www.facebook.com and the celebration of our
multilingual diversity starts!
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