The European Centre for Modern Languages (ECML) was established in Graz, Austria in 1994. Its mission is to encourage excellence and innovation in language teaching and to support its member states in the implementation of effective language education policies, bearing in mind the complementarity between Strasbourg and Graz.



Through dialogue and exchange with decision-makers and language experts in member states, the ECML initiates and coordinates 4-year programmes of innovative projects and training activities which address current challenges in language education. In so doing, it acts as a pioneering institution and a catalyst for reform in the teaching and learning of languages.

 European Centre for Modern Languages website