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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.

Votes in favor of co-official status for Corsican language

24 May 2013

Votes in favor of co-official status for Corsican language

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

Draft Report on Endangered Languages presented at European Parliament

24 Apr 2013

Draft Report on Endangered Languages presented at European Parliament

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.

The Catalan language featured in the European Parliament

23 Apr 2013

The Catalan language featured in the European Parliament

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.

New lectorate in Frisian language and multilingualism

16 Apr 2013

New lectorate in Frisian language and multilingualism

New lectorate in Frisian language and multilingualism in education and upbringing.

The Road Ahead for Linguistic Diversity

15 Apr 2013

The Road Ahead for Linguistic Diversity

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.

Civil Society Platform on Multilingualism - Meeting outcomes, 8 March

08 Apr 2013

Civil Society Platform on Multilingualism - Meeting outcomes, 8 March

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:

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