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.
     

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.
 

Sections available in several languages
The Language Policy Unit would like to express its thanks to the ALTE members (LAMI Group) who contributed the translations of certain sections of the LIAM website, making it possible to create this multilingual version. Translations are available in the following languages: Finnish, German, Italian, Norwegian, Russian and Slovenian. More about the contributors can be found
here.

News

20 June: World Refugee Day (United Nations) 
 "Refugees are people like anyone else, like you and me..." (see the  statement by Ban Ki Moon, UN Secretary General)

 

Refugees need language – how can volunteers give support?
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LIAM Symposium 
The linguistic integration of adult migrants: lessons from research, Strasbourg, 30 March – 1 April 2016.
Programme       Book of Abstracts    Forthcoming publication

Context and objectives: Call for papers EN FR

Symposium management website (Registered participants)

 

Key term section
 
 Formal, non-formal and informal learning;
Linguistic and cultural mediation;
 Literacy profiles.

Focus

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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