The linguistic integration of adult migrants has been the subject of three intergovernmental conferences to date (2008, 2010 and 2014) which aimed at offering member states:
- a platform that enables them to reflect together on policy and practice and share experience
- opportunities for gaining an insight into resources developed by the Council of Europe to provide assistance for the development of coherent and effective policies as well as practical support for their implementation.
To date the Council of Europe has carried out 3 surveys among its member states on policy and practice relating to the linguistic integration of adult migrants.
The aim is to identify emerging policy trends in member states and to stimulate reflection and debate on language requirements and language course provision in the light of shared principles. It is not to evaluate policy or its implementation in specific contexts.