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.
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:
28 Mar 2013
The Institute for Occitan Studies wishes to react through his President, Mr. Pierre Bréchet, to the number of unfulfilled promises and denials by the Government concerning the bill on Education.
21 Mar 2013
On Wednesday 20th March the NPLD participated in the European Parliament’s Commission on Culture, the most important meeting of the European Parliament dealing with linguistic diversity and the promotion of languages. The NPLD gave an overview of the state of play of Constitutional, Regional and Small-State languages in Europe and encouraged the Parliament to increase its support to linguistic diversity.
The NPLD acts to share best practice in language planning and to set up joint, funded language projects between its members.