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Policy Recommendations

The recommendations of this report  by the EC Civil Society Platform on Multilingualism are directed principally at the European Commission, Member States and Regional Administrations. However, there are also a number of recommendations for action that can be taken forward by the Platform itself.

In spite of the potential of linguistic abilities for economic growth and a broad EU recognition of language diversity, there are still gaps in EU language policy. Where policy exists, there is often a divide between policy and practice, with some countries and regions demonstrating a stronger commitment to multilingualism than others. Europe needs to develop a language policy that monitors language use and ensures that languages are treated equally. Structurally, it needs a permanent Civil Society Platform on Multilingualism to act as an instrument of dialogue between the EU policy level on the one side and the national, regional and local language policy levels and social reality on the other side.

The policy recommendations of the EC Civil Society Platform on Multilingualism can be found below.

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Policy Recommendations - full document [e-Paper]

Policy Recommendations - executive summary [pdf]

Policy Recommendations  - full document [pdf]

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EUROCLIO European Coordination of Independent Producers (CEPI) FundaciĆ³n Academia Europea de Yuste
European Federation for Intercultural Learning ALTE Mercator European Network of Language Diversity Centres
EUNIC in Brussels European Association for Terminology European Association for the Education of Adults (EAEA)
Literature Across frontiers RECIT CMFE (Community Media Forum Europe)
European Council of Artists (ECA) Culturelink European Theatre Convention
Association of Commercial Television in Europe (ACT) Federal Union of European Nationalities Club de Madrid
European Publishers Council European Council for Steiner Waldorf Education (ECSWE) Federation of European Publishers
Eurolang EEE-YFU European Forum of Vocational Education and Training
European Federation of National Institutions for Language Europa Esperanto Unio - EEU European Council of Literary Translators' Associations

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