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Local administrations, police and hospitals increasingly have to deal with social, cultural and linguistic diversity. It is not an easy task to fulfill the duties of public authorities and provide social services while avoiding any form of discrimination. While communication is crucial in integrating minorities and migrants, language skills in both the workforce and service users are often not sufficient.

Decision makers in local public service providers are thus becoming aware of the needs of an increasingly multilingual public: migration and wider recognition of regional languages are calling for enhanced language skills to interact with a diverse public. engages with decision makers in social and public services to:

  • Showcase best practice in promotion of multilingualism;
  • Provide guidance on implementing effective multilingualism policies among their own staff as well as among the public they provide services to.


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

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