Events of the European Day of Languages

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Languages Matter

 Pilot project, 26 Sep 2018, Ljubljana, Slovenia

All languages matter, yours as well!
In the network of European countries, which celebrate their linguistic and cultural diversity on 26th September each year, Slovenia is joining in. On the European Day of Languages, the events are planned to take place at thirty primary and secondary schools as well as universities in their immediate environment. The main ideas of these events is to share the importance of learning different languages and their cultures, which is the most attractive way to learn languages. They will raise issues of maintaining languages and their cultures as well as the potenitals of building the coexistence of diversity in a dialogue and in a mutual understanding.

In the project LANGUAGES MATTER (JeŠT), financed by the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport and the European Social Fund, 32 partners are trying to create a plurilingual-friendly environment in Slovenia, and the European Day of Languages is the first act of reaching this goal. This is the first major event of the six-year project (2017-2022), which will through its interventions, research and studies design models and instruments to support a democratically-based langauge and culture policy of Slovenia.
The participating schools are placed on the interactive map, which can be found at where you can learn about the events of that day at a particular school.
You are invited to celebrate with us!

Venue: 30 institutions across Slovenia (Show On Map)
Target groups:  Language learners Pupils Children Language teachers Students Language experts General public Policy deciders/politicians at national Parents

Organizer: Languages Mater Project Group
Address: Kardeljeva ploscad 16, 1000, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Contact Name: Karmen Pizorn, project leader

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Vote for this year’s most innovative event!  

To add a further element of spice to the Day, anyone visiting the website can vote for what they regard as the most innovative EDL event. This can be due to its creativity, transferability or just because it truly represents the spirit of the Day. Voting will be open for one month, from 20 September – 20 October, with the winner to be announced in December. There will be a small prize for the organizer of the event which receives the most votes.

2019's 'most innovative event' is
Fotbañol/ Jugar al fútbol y aprender español”!

The event received 1000+ votes and was organised by Colegiul Național "Ștefan cel Mare".

Congratulations to the winners!

We were most impressed by the creativity and great effort which went into organising the events submitted and would like to thank all organisers of EDL events in 2019.