EU NETWORKS AND PROJECTS
LangOER is a European network focused on enhancing the linguistic and cultural components of Open Educational Resources (OER) by offering resources in less used languages and by enhancing sustainability through OER reuse/Open Educational Practice (OEP).
The LETPP project aims to identify the conditions which allow good ideas on multilingualism to develop into coherent policy and practice, and also the obstacles to that happening. The two major strands of LE TPP are languages for social cohesion and languages for intercultural communication.
The goal of the Poliglotti4.eu project is that multilingualism be systematically considered, and appropriate multilingual policies developed and implemented. The project focuses on three areas of civil society, which involve a large proportion of the population that is not in formal compulsory education: lifelong learning; pre-school; social/community services for social inclusion.
The Mercator Network connects multilingual communities across Europe, promoting knowledge sharing and facilitating structured exchange of best practice and cutting edge initiatives through its programme of activities.
CCN is a multilateral network. It aims to accelerate development of teacher competencies and qualifications and localized competence building in CLIL.
NPLD is a European network working in the field of language policy & planning for Constitutional, Regional and Small-State Languages (CRSS) across Europe. NPLD includes Governments both national and regional, NGO’s, Universities and Associations as its members.
AThEME is a collaborative research project studying bilingualism and multilingualism in Europe. AThEME uses a range of methods such as linguistic analysis and psychological experiments to look at multilingualism in Europe from different perspectives.
The networks’s principal aim is to bring about a positive attitude among young Europeans towards the learning of foreign languages, and towards other peoples and cultures.
YELL is a network of European partners whose aim is to promote language learning as a key skill of lifelong learning. The network has identified a number of tools to raise awareness and to demonstrate the importance of language learning which will help to increase the effectiveness of language teaching.
The main aim of the project is to disseminate the results of the European Language Label Award winning "Yell Network" to raise awareness of its main product the Virtual Documentation Centre, which hosts an array of resources designed to improve language learning encourage creative teaching to inspire more young learners to learn languages.
The EUNoM is a network of Universities each of which either has or is willing to study ways of articulating an overall, multidisciplinary approach to multilingualism both in academic and organizational terms.
The network is seeking to raise awareness and recognition of the Europass Language Passport and to identify means and tools to disseminate the document throughout Europe.
The Redinter Network groups 44 institutions working together in the development and diffusion of the “intercomprehension” concept.
Lilama Network aims to enhance the international competitiveness of EU economies by the means of an EU workforce proficient on foreign language skills and with high Mobility levels. To that end it has developed a Platform grouping best practices and policy recommendations contributing to the design and implementation of Linguistic Policies oriented to Labour Market needs.
EU INSTITUTIONS AND OTHERS
Committee on Culture and Education
Committee on Employment and Social Affairs
- Council of the European Union:
Education, youth, culture and sportEmployment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council
DG Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth
European Commission- DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion
European Website on Social Integration
Commission for Education, Youth, Culture & Research
Commission for Economic and Social Policy
- European Economic and Social Committee:
Commission for employment, Social Affairs and Citizenship
European Language Portfolio - ELP
Education and Languages, Language Policy
European Day of Languages
European Centre for Modern Languages
Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, Teaching, Assessment