Wie die Untersuchungen des Referats für Sprachenpolitik aus den Jahren 2008, 2010 und 2013 zeigen, stehen die Integration von Migranten und die Auswirkungen des Erwerbs von Kompetenzen in der/den Landessprache/n des aufnehmenden Staates auf die Integration in einer wachsenden Anzahl von Mitgliedstaaten des Europarats im Mittelpunkt politischer Debatten und Initiativen.

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.

Die Abteilung für Sprachenpolitik bedankt sich bei den ALTE-Mitgliedern der LAMI-Arbeitsgruppe, die die Übersetzung von Teilen der Website übernommen haben. Dadurch wurde es möglich, eine mehrsprachige Website zur Verfügung zu stellen.
Übersetzungen gibt es in folgende Sprachen: Finnisch, Deutsch, Italienisch, Norwegisch, Russisch und Slowenisch. Mehr zu den Übersetzern finden Sie hier.

Guiding principles

The Council of Europe has elaborated standard setting instruments and recommendations which set out the principles governing actions in the migration field. These are complemented by language policy guidelines and reference tools developed to support their effective implementation in an inclusive approach based on shared values and principles.



 4th Intergovernmental Conference on “Better Integration Through Learning: Language and knowledge of society policies and learning opportunities for migrants in Council of Europe member states. Strasbourg 16th October 2019

 Webinar Training on the Council of Europe Toolkit 'Linguistic Support for Adult Refugees'

Language Support for adult refugees: a Council of Europe toolkit.
A website in 7 languages: www.coe.int/lang-refugees

LIAM SYMPOSIUM: the publication 

The linguistic integration of adult migrants: lessons from research /
L'intégration linguistique des migrants adultes : les enseignements de la recherche

Published by De Gruyter Mouton for the Council of Europe  (ISBN 978-3-11-047749-8) as the follow-up of the LIAM Symposium (Strasbourg, 30 March-1 April 2016): Programme and Abstracts of  presentations
Bilingual Abstracts are available separately

Survey and Conference

Official texts
Extracts from Council of Europe Conventions, Recommendations and Resolutions concerning Integration of Adult Migrants and Education (1968-2017)

Press article
Council of Europe policy principles and instruments for the linguistic integration of adult migrants.
(in French with abstract in English)