The European Commission and EDL - 2023

Poster 2023

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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.

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2023 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.


Online event on 26 September

"Teaching language skills at the heart of the European Education Area"

The European Day of Languages on 26 September is a well-established opportunity to raise awareness about language learning and linguistic diversity. 

Many language and cultural institutes, associations, universities and schools take part in various events and activities organised throughout the EU. 

The main event of the European Commission will be an online conference on 26 September. This year it will focus on EU tools to help language teachers boost their capacity, notably Erasmus + and the European School Education Platform

It will also celebrate the European Year of Skills as multilingualism is one of eight key competences needed for personal fulfilment, a healthy and sustainable lifestyle, employability, active citizenship and social inclusion.

The online event will connect with some of the European Day of Language events taking place across the European Union (EU) Member States. Young people, teachers and other participants will relate how they feel about languages and how they influence their life. 

Follow the event online

The event will be streamed live online here and on Erasmus+ on Facebook from 12:00 until 14:00 Central European Summer Time (CEST) on Tuesday 26 September 2023

The discussions will be interpreted into English, French, German, Italian and Spanish. It will  also be possible to follow the event on social media on Erasmus+ on Twitter

Detailed programme of the conference