Language Policy Unit
Policy Instruments

Dedicated websites

Council of Europe 

ECML – European Center for Modern Languages, Graz (Austria)
European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages
Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities

Organisations and international institutions 

The executive organ of the European Union, based in Brussels, which monitors the proper application of the Union treaties and the decisions of the Union institutions.
Section Education and Training

OSCE - Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe
The OSCE is the world's largest regional security organization whose 55 participating States span the geographical area from Vancouver to Vladivostok

OECD - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
The OECD groups 30 member countries sharing a commitment to democratic government and the market economy. It plays a prominent role in fostering good governance in the public service and in corporate activity.

UNESCO – United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
Founded on 16 November 1945, UNESCO is working to create the conditions for genuine dialogue based upon respect for shared values and the dignity of each civilization and culture.

International Non-governmental Organisations (INGO) enjoying participatory status with the Council of Europe 

AEGEE, (Association des Etats Généraux des Etudiants de l’Europe) European Students' Forum
AEGEE is one of the biggest interdisciplinary student associations in Europe (15.000 students, 241 academic cities, 40 countries in Europe). AEGEE is a secular, non-profit organization, not linked to any political party. All projects and activities are based on voluntarily work of its members.

ALTE - Association for Language Testers in Europe
An association of institutions within Europe, each of which produces examinations and certification for language learners. Each member provides examinations of the language which is spoken as a mother tongue in their own country or region.

EALTA (European Association for Language Testing and Assessment)
A professional association for language testers in Europe. Its purpose is to promote the understanding of theoretical principles of language testing and assessment, and the improvement and sharing of testing and assessment practices throughout Europe.

EAQUALS - European Association for Quality Language Services
A pan-European Association of language training providers aiming to promote and guarantee quality in modern language teaching institutions

EUROCENTRES – Foundation for European Languages and Educational Centres

FIPLV – World Federation of Modern Language Associations
The Fédération Internationale des Professeurs de Langues Vivantes, founded in Paris in 1931, is the only international multilingual association of teachers of living languages. It also has NGO operational relations’ status with UNESCO.

Other Associations 

IAIMTE – International Association for the Improvement of Mother Tongue Education
The goals of the IAIMTE are to create an international network of national and regional associations of mother-tongue associations and to build a network of specialists in mother-tongue education

IMEN – International Mother Tongue Education Network
IMEN is a networked group of researchers focusing on Mother Tongue Education (as standard language) and with connections in 17-18 different European countries.