Norway: First coordinated follow-up event

24/11/2022

Oslo, 24 November 2022: A follow-up event on the Fifth Opinion on Norway of the Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities (FCNM) as well as the latest report of the Committee of Experts of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages...

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COMEX held its 74th plenary meeting

18/11/2022

The Committee of Experts of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages held its 74th plenary meeting from 15 to 18 November 2022 in Strasbourg. During the meeting, the Committee adopted three evaluation reports on the application of the Charter by Sweden, the Netherlands and...

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The European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages celebrates its 30th anniversary - statement by the Bureau of the Committee of Experts

5 November 2022

On 5 November 1992, eleven member states of the Council of Europe signed the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages in Strasbourg, considering that the preservation and development of Europe's cultural traditions and wealth depended on the protection of its regional or minority...

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Serbien: Ortsbesuch des Sachverständigenausschusses der Europäischen Charta der Regional- oder Minderheitensprachen

Eine Delegation des Sachverständigenausschusses besucht Serbien vom 24. bis 28. Oktober 2022, um die Fortschritte beim Schutz und der Förderung der Regional- und Minderheitensprachen zu bewerten. Sie trifft sich mit Vertretern der Sprecher der Minderheitensprachen und der Behörden in Neusatz,...

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Austria: visit of the Committee of Experts of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages and the Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities

A delegation of the Committee of Experts (COMEX) of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages and a delegation of the Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities carried out a coordinated visit to the Austria from 18-21 October 2022 to...

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The Council of Europe publishes a report on minority languages in Switzerland

Strasbourg, 28.09.2022 – In a report on Switzerland published today, the Council of Europe’s Committee of Experts under the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages (ECRML) recommends as a priority that the authorities adopt cantonal and/or local legislation on the use of the French...

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European Day of Languages (26 September): Promoting linguistic diversity in times of digital change

In a speech given today at the roundtable ”Shaping the Future of Linguistic Diversity: Digitalization and Youth”, organised in Brussels by the Network to Promote Linguistic Diversity (NPLD) on the occasion of the European Day of Languages, Jarmo Lainio, first vice-chair of the Committee of...

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Minderheitensprachen in Deutschland: Notwendigkeit einer verstärkten Lehrerausbildung, Medieninhalte und Verwendung in Gerichten und Verwaltungen, u.a. in einem neuen Bericht

Straßburg, 15.09.2022 - Während einige Minderheiten- oder Regionalsprachen in Deutschland zusätzlichen Schutz erhalten haben und die zunehmende zweisprachige Beschilderung begrüßt wird, sind mehr Lehrerausbildung, mehr Unterricht und eine stärkere Verwendung dieser Sprachen in Gerichten,...

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Netherlands: visit of the Committee of Experts of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages and the Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities

30/06/2022

A delegation of the Committee of Experts (COMEX) of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages and a delegation of the Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities carried out a coordinated visit to the Netherlands from 28 June – 1 July...

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COMEX held its 73rd plenary meeting

16 June 2022 COMEX held its 73rd plenary meeting The Committee of Experts of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages held its 73rd plenary meeting from 13 to 15 June 2022 in a hybrid format (Strasbourg/online). The Committee adopted a statement condemning in the strongest possible...

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Statement by the Committee of Experts of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages on Russian Federation’s aggression against Ukraine

15 June 2022 The Committee of Experts of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages condemns in the strongest possible terms the aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine. It expresses its deep concern and its solidarity with all people of Ukraine. The Committee of Experts...

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Bosnia and Herzegovina: Lack of co-ordination continues to hamper protection of regional and minority languages

In its third evaluation report on Bosnia and Herzegovina the Council of Europe’s Committee of Experts states that a clearly detectable lack of co-ordination among multiple levels of authority continues to hamper the implementation of the European Charter for Regional and Minority Languages...

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Sweden: visit of the Committee of Experts of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages

A delegation of the Committee of Experts carried out a visit to Sweden from 17-20 May 2022 to evaluate progress made in the protection and promotion of regional and minority languages. It is having meetings in Luleå and Stockholm with the representatives of the regional or minority languages...

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Switzerland: visit of the Committee of Experts of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages and of the Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities

04/05/2022

A delegation of the Committee of Experts (COMEX) of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages and a delegation of the Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities and are carrying out a coordinated visit to Switzerland this week (2-6 May...

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Sachverständigenausschuss veröffentlicht Stellungnahme zur Förderung von Regional- oder Minderheitensprachen durch künstliche Intelligenz

29/4/2022

Am 16. März 2022 hat der Sachverständigenausschuss der Europäischen Charta der Regional- oder Minderheitensprachen während seiner 72. Sitzung eine Stellungnahme zur Förderung von Regional- oder Minderheitensprachen durch künstliche Intelligenz (KI) angenommen. In dieser Erklärung stellt der...

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Germany: visit of the Committee of Experts of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages

1/4/2022

A delegation of the Committee of Experts visited Germany from 28 March - 1 April 2022 to evaluate progress made in the protection and promotion of regional and minority languages. It held meetings with the representatives of the regional or minority languages speakers and of the authorities in...

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Kroatien sollte Lücken im Gebrauch von Minderheitensprachen schließen

23/3/2022

In einem heute veröffentlichten Bericht werden zwar die Bemühungen der kroatischen Behörden um die Einhaltung der Europäischen Charta der Regional- oder Minderheitensprachen anerkannt, doch werden „Empfehlungen für Sofortmaßnahmen" zur Verbesserung des Gebrauchs der Minderheitensprachen erneuert....

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COMEX held its 72nd plenary meeting

17/3/2022

The Committee of Experts of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages held its 72nd plenary meeting from 15 to 17 March 2022 in a hybrid format (Strasbourg/online). During the meeting the Committee adopted its evaluation report on the application of the Charter by Bosnia and...

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Russische Föderation wird aus dem Europarat ausgeschlossen

16/3/2022

In einer außerordentlichen Sitzung heute Vormittag hat das Ministerkomitee im Rahmen des gemäß Artikel 8 der Satzung des Europarates eingeleiteten Verfahrens beschlossen, dass die Russische Föderation von heute an nach 26 Jahren Mitgliedschaft kein Mitglied des Europarates mehr ist. Zur...

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Frankreich: Unterzeichnung der Gemeindecharta zur Förderung der baskischen Sprache

11/3/2022

Am 11. März 2022 unterzeichneten die Bürgermeister von 49 Gemeinden des Gemeindeverbands des Baskenlands (Communauté d'Agglomération du Pays Basque, Frankreich) in Itxassou/Itsasu eine Charta zur Förderung der baskischen Sprache. Diese Gemeindecharta ist eine angepasste Fassung der Europäischen...

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