Language Rich Europe
Language Rich Europe has now gone live. A major project led by the British Council, with the Cervantes, Camoes, Danish and Goethe Institutes and many EUNIC clusters and partners.
The two year project will carry out professional research that will result in an innovative and interactive measurement tool called the “Index of Multilingual Policies and Practices in Europe”. This Index will help visualise the role of and support for multilingualism in the participating European countries and highlight good practice.
We believe that competence in and use of several languages is an essential tool to ensure better understanding and cohesion between and within societies. It is also well known that higher levels of multilingualism improve a worker’s employability and job mobility while opening doors to new business markets.
Language Rich Europe will therefore create an informed dialogue with leaders in government, educational institutions, public services, business and the media across Europe, highlighting the importance of multilingualism in achieving more prosperous and stable societies. It aims to encourage and enable these leaders to take a more strategic approach and increase investment in language education and use of languages across society.
More at the project blog.