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How to register an ELP model

Why the Council of Europe would like you to register your ELP model

By 2010, when the validation process came to an end, the development, analysis, revision, validation and accreditation of 118 ELP models had provided a firm foundation for the future of the ELP. The Council of Europe was able to make available a set of templates and resources drawing on ten years’ experience of validation that facilitates the compilation of ELP models appropriate to the needs of a wide range of learners. The Council of Europe hopes that as many language professionals as possible will exploit these resources.

There is abundant evidence to show that the ELP has had a major impact, indirectly as well as directly, on language learning and teaching in a variety of educational contexts. Even in contexts where the ELP itself is not well known, ELP processes (e.g. self-assessment) are much more widespread than previously. The Council of Europe’s Language Policy Division working together with the European Centre for Modern Languages in Graz, Austria, wishes to promote the continuing implementation of the ELP in educational contexts across Europe. Educational authorities, schools and teachers are encouraged to explore the use the ELP and observe its impact on learning. It is important, however, for the continued success of the ELP project that experience gained in developing and implementing ELP models is shared. Registration is one way in which interested parties can find out what new models have been developed and where the ELP is being used.

Why you should consider registering your ELP model

  • Registration provides visibility for your work in developing and implementing your model.
  • Registration enables you to use the logos of the Council of Europe and the European Language Portfolio, thus giving your model an internationally recognized dimension.
  • Registration can put you in touch with colleagues working in similar contexts.


  • The online registration procedure is quick and easy.

How you register

Registration is based on self-declaration: you declare that your model conforms to the ELP Principles and Guidelines. The procedure involves confirming that your model possesses the required features by answering a simple questionnaire. In addition the registration form asks for information about you, the developer, and the target group for which the model has been developed, and you are required to make your model available for others to see.

The registration procedure

    1. Consult the Introduction to the Registration Form: this takes you through the questions on the registration form and explains how they relate to the ELP Principles and Guidelines
    2. Request access to the registration form.
    3. Once access has been granted, complete and submit the online Registration Form.
    4. The Language Policy Division of the Council of Europe will check the registration and, if there are no problems, send you the registration number for the model and access to the logos that should be added to your model.
    5. After you have added the registration number and the logos, you can confirm the registration and submit the final version of the model.
    6. Your model will then be added to the list of registered models and made available for inspection on this website (see Registered ELP models 2011 +).


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