Council of Europe tools to help those providing language support to refugees arriving from Ukraine


The Council of Europe has developed two set of tools to support member states in their efforts to respond to the challenges faced by those who are providing language support to refugees arriving from Ukraine, children and adults, as they adjust to their new environment. They are designed to assist organisations, teachers and volunteers who are providing language support for refugees arriving from Ukraine with no knowledge, or very little knowledge, of the language of the new country.


With regard to adults, the tools have been adapted from the Toolkit for adults which was developed as part of the Council of Europe’s Linguistic Integration of Adult Migrants (LIAM) project. This is available on this website.

With regard to children, the tools below have been created, or adapted, as being especially useful in the early stages of language support with newly arriving refugee children. These nine tools have now also been translated into the languages of the neighbouring countries receiving the largest numbers of fugitives from the war in Ukraine: Hungarian, Polish, Romanian, Slovak/Czech, as well as French and Italian.

Tools for children in several languages
​​​​​​​Available in English | French | HungarianItalian | PolishRomanian | Slovak
Available in English | French | HungarianItalian | PolishRomanian | Slovak

Tools for adults
Only available in English

The tools for children cover different areas.
 You can download all nine tools together or only the one or those of your interest: