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Welcome to Poliglotti4.eu!

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Poliglotti4.eu is a project promoting multilingualism in Europe - the result of the deliberations of the EU Civil Society Platform on Multilingualism. This website reports on best practice in language policy and language learning, and provides policymakers, teachers, learners and civil society organisations with a powerful toolkit for benchmarking and enhancing their activities in non-formal and informal education and learning sectors. The project is funded through the European Commission's Lifelong Learning Programme. Globus Photo: © Gerd Altmann / PIXELIO

Poliglotti4.eu Closing Conference One continent, many tongues: a spotlight on Europe's linguistic wealth

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The conference was organised by the European Theatre Convention at the Teatro Due in collaboration with the Poliglotti4.eu Consortium in Parma on 15-16 November 2012. It brought together experts and multilingual talents from across Europe and highlighted the outcome of the project to date, but also raised the voice of Europeans who live and work in multilingual Europe, representing diverse fields such as science, art and culture, education, economics, etc. The conference was part of the Parma Theatre Festival. Read our Press Release and consult our Media Gallery for images and the video!

Policy Dialogue: Mobility, growth and jobs - the multilingual challenge of the Single Market

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The Policy Dialogue entitled Mobility, growth and jobs - the multilingual challenge of the Single Market took place on December 5 2012 in Brussels. The Poliglotti4.eu project, the European Academy of Yuste Foundation together with the European Policy Centre (EPC) organised the debate. Speakers highlighted the crucial role multilingualism plays on the European market, contributing to growth jobs and mobility. Read the Press Release, the Event Report and consult our Media Gallery for images!

"Multilingualism is one of the key issues in our modern world"

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In this video, Elisabeth Feigl (Verband Österreichischer Volkshochschulen, member of the European Association for the Education of Adults -EAEA) explains why multilingualism is so important in Europe today. She talks about the Poliglotti4.eu project and its aim to raise awareness about multilingualism and the value of all languages. Elisabeth Feigl contributed to the Poliglotti4.eu project by selecting language tools for learners and teachers and organising the evaluation of these tools, all tools and information are available on the Poliglotti4.eu website in the language tool section. Also watch our Ambassador videos and Video Links.

Check out the Poliglotti4.eu brochure!

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The brochure offers a project description of Poliglotti4.eu  including the project key dates and the tools and information it provides to various users, with a special focus on the On-line Language Observatory. The brochure also highlights the main Policy Recommendations of the EU Civil Society Platform on Multilingualism (CPSM), which were partly drafted by some of the current project partners.The brochure is in three languages (English, French, and German) and the PDF version can be downloaded here. Hard copies of the brochure can be ordered free of charge by contacting us on co-ordinator@eunic-brussels.eu.

Poliglotti4.eu Expert Seminar on Early Language Learning

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The international Poliglotti4.eu Expert Seminar on Early Language Learning took place on 9-10 February 2012 in the charming city of Leeuwarden, the capital of the bilingual province Fryslân, The Netherlands. The seminar was organised by the Mercator European Research Centre on Multilingualism and Language Learning and focused on the early language learning situation in Europe, on Poliglotti4.eu research outcomes and products so far, on policy-recommendations and on the challenges for the future of early language learning. More information can be found about the speakers, and photos of the seminar are available in the Media Gallery. Photo © geoclopedie.nl

Poliglotti4.eu Stakeholders Meeting on Multilingualism

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The Poliglotti4.eu Stakeholders Meeting on Multilingualism in the European Union took place on 1-2 December 2011 and was hosted by the Representation of the European Commission in Madrid, Spain. Topics included language policies, language learning and education and integrating multilingual practice in public services. Special attention was paid to the policy recommendations of the EU Civil Society Platform on Multilingualism and results of the research that is currently being undertaken by the Poliglotti4.eu project partners. Photo © Taramtamtam

Languages Speak Up!

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To celebrate the European Day of Languages, Poliglotti4.eu and Language Rich Europe launched a competition to find Language Ambassadors who are willing to lend their voice to the cause of language learning by creating a short video of their linguistic journey. After a tough decision for the jury, the winners of the Languages Speak Up competition have now been announced. You can watch their videos here. We’d like to thank all participants for their submissions, their enthusiasm and their creativity!

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Association of Commercial Television in Europe (ACT) Europa Esperanto Unio - EEU Mercator European Network of Language Diversity Centres
Club de Madrid RECIT Federal Union of European Nationalities
Fundación Academia Europea de Yuste EUROCLIO European Council of Artists (ECA)
CMFE (Community Media Forum Europe) Federation of European Publishers European Association for the Education of Adults (EAEA)
European Theatre Convention EEE-YFU ALTE
Eurolang European Council for Steiner Waldorf Education (ECSWE) Culturelink
European Federation of National Institutions for Language European Coordination of Independent Producers (CEPI) European Forum of Vocational Education and Training
European Publishers Council European Federation for Intercultural Learning EUNIC in Brussels
European Association for Terminology European Council of Literary Translators' Associations Literature Across frontiers

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