Council of Europe publishes report on minority languages in Norway
The Council of Europe Committee of Ministers has today made public the fourth report on the situation of minority languages in Norway. This report has been drawn up by a committee of independent experts which monitors the application of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages.
On the basis of the report, the Committee of Ministers calls on Norway to ensure that social and health care institutions within the Sámi Administrative District offer services in North Sámi.
Furthermore, the Norwegian authorities are encouraged to continue their efforts to provide teaching in or of Lule and South Sámi, including the development of teaching materials and teacher training.
Norway should also continue their efforts to protect and promote the Kven language in particular in education and in the field of broadcast media.
Finally, the Committee of Ministers recommends that Norway take measures to develop language education in Romani and Romanes in co-operation with the speakers.
Full text of the report and the Committee of Ministers’ recommendations
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