The integration of migrants and the impact on it of their acquisition of competence in the language(s) of the host country are a focus for political debate and policy initiatives in a growing number of Council of Europe member states, as is demonstrated by the surveys carried out to date by the Council of Europe.

Main aims:

  • to provide assistance to member states in developing coherent and effective policies and in reviewing existing policies in keeping with shared Council of Europe values and principles;
  • to provide practical support for the effective implementation of policy;
  • to encourage good practice and high quality in the provision of language courses and in assessment of language proficiency;
  • to offer a platform that enables member states to reflect on policy and practice in this area.

In summary, the aim of this website is to offer a practical means of pooling and accessing useful resources. It has been developed with the help of a group of experts in various fields.

Overview of section contents

Language Policy main website:

Call for papers

Symposium on The linguistic integration of adult migrants: lessons from research,
Strasbourg, 30 March – 1 April 2016.
Deadline for submissions of abstracts: 15 September 2015.

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Final Report on the 3rd Survey on language policies for the integration of adult migrants

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Report of the 3rd intergovernmental conference on Quality in the Linguistic Integration of Adult Migrants (LIAM): from values to policy and practice.

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Extracts from Council of Europe Conventions, Recommendations and Resolutions concerning Integration of Adult Migrants and Education (1968-2015)

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Key terms section Key terms section

Selection of key terms linked to short papers discussing concepts and approaches or introducing tools

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