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Celebrate the European Day of Languages with us!


At the initiative of the Council of Europe, Strasbourg, the European Day of Languages has been celebrated every year since 2001 on 26 September.

Language facts
and fun

Throughout Europe, 800 million Europeans represented in the Council of Europe's 47 member states are encouraged to learn more languages, at any age, in and out of school. Being convinced that linguistic diversity is a tool for achieving greater intercultural understanding and a key element in the rich cultural heritage of our continent, the Council of Europe promotes plurilingualism in the whole of Europe.

On the occasion of the day, a range of events are organised across Europe: activities for and with children, television and radio programmes, language classes and conferences. National authorities and the various partners are given a free hand to organise activities. To coordinate the activities organised at national level, the Council of Europe asks participating countries to nominate "National Relay Persons" for the day.
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  New events

fr 2/9/2014 - 27/7/2014
Show/Theatre: Bibliothèque
gb 22/9/2014 - 26/9/2014
Celebration: State primary and secondary schools in the UK
fr 22/9/2014 - 28/9/2014
Language classes: Centres et instituts culturels à Paris et en région
fr 19/9/2014 - 27/9/2014
Language festival: Maison d'Europe et d'Orient
ie 26/9/2014 - 27/9/2014
Language Day: GruppoL2 Terni Via Farini 33- Italy