Please find below the latest news and information on linguistic diversity in Europe. For previous news stories, visit the Archive pages by clicking on the link on the left hand menu.
24 May 2013
After two days of intense meetings, commissions, negotiations and 112 amendments, the Corsican Assembly voted on May 17 in favor of making the Corsican language co-official along with French in the island of Corsica
24 Apr 2013
Mr François Alfonsi, Member of the European Parliament belonging to the European Free Alliance/Greens, presented yesterday his draft Report on Endangered Languages and Linguistic Diversity in the European Union, which emphasized the urgent need to protect Europe’s linguistic heritage.
23 Apr 2013
On the occasion of Saint George’s Day, Catalonia’s Patron Saint, the European Parliament has hosted an exhibition on Catalan, which has featured the past, the present and the future of the language.
16 Apr 2013
New lectorate in Frisian language and multilingualism in education and upbringing.
15 Apr 2013
On April 11, the Network to Promote Linguistic Diversity launched the European Roadmap for Linguistic Diversity, an initiative aimed at providing new ideas on the promotion of all languages of Europe, including official, Constitutional, regional and migrant languages.
08 Apr 2013
On the 8th of March, the Civil Society Platform on Multilingualism (CSPM) had a meeting in Brussels; it gathered its 23 members and four representatives of the European Commission. Three main objectives of the CSPM were set by Pierre Mairesse (Director Europe 2020, Directorate General Education and Culture) as follows:
The NPLD acts to share best practice in language planning and to set up joint, funded language projects between its members.