The European Commission and EDL - 2021

Online conference:
"Language competences in the European Education Area"


From 12:00 -14:00 (CEST time) on Monday, 27 September, the European Commission will hold an online conference, entitled "Language competences in the European Education Area"". The conference focuses on the role of language competences in the context of the European Education Area, more precisely: 

  • how to boost foreign language learning, PISA 2025 to assess the first foreign language
  • how to incorporate language diversity and support literacy in all languages in schools 
  • how the Erasmus+ programme contributes to better language competences

The event will be web-streamed via the event website and Erasmus+ social media accounts (FB and twitter). No registration needed.


In addition, a social media campaign throughout September will focus on stories, videos and interviews from across the EU showing how translation has contributed to better healthcare during the COVID-19 pandemic, how it made lockdown easier, and its importance for politics and business.

EDL events

The European Commission’s translation field offices are involved in the organisation of over 80 events taking place in cities around Europe! As a large number of the events are online activities, including quizzes, radio contests, webinars, interactive workshops, games, mini language courses and lectures – you can participate from anywhere. You can find details of all these events in the ECML online calendar and here.

The School Education Gateway

This European resource portal for teachers and school staff in 29 languages is focusing on multilingualism throughout September, with new articles, videos and news items.

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