L'integrazione dei migranti e l'impatto sulla stessa correlato all’acquisizione delle competenze nella lingua del Paese ospitante, rappresentano tematiche di riferimento per iniziative e dibattiti politici in numero crescente di Stati membri del Consiglio d'Europa.

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.

Sections available in several languages
The Language Policy Unit would like to express its thanks to the ALTE members (LAMI Group) who contributed the translations of certain sections of the LIAM website, making it possible to create this multilingual version. Translations are available in the following languages: Finnish, German, Italian, Norwegian, Russian and Slovenian.

More about the contributors can be found here



Language Support for adult refugees: a Council of Europe toolkit. Leaflet

A website in 7 languages: www.coe.int/lang-refugees 

Launched at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg (22-23 November 2017)

LIAM SYMPOSIUM: the publication 
Published by De Gruyter Mouton for the Council of Europe  (ISBN 978-3-11-047749-8)

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

Bilingual Abstracts are available separately

This publication is the follow-up of the LIAM Symposium (Strasbourg, 30 March-1 April 2016). See the  Programme and Abstracts of  presentations

 Refugees need language – how can volunteers give support?
FR   EN   GER   GR

Key term section

Scenarios in language teaching and learning for adult migrants


Final Report on the 3rd Survey on language policies for the integration of adult migrants


Report of the 3rd intergovernmental conference on Quality in the Linguistic Integration of Adult Migrants (LIAM): from values to policy and practice.


Extracts from Council of Europe Conventions, Recommendations and Resolutions concerning Integration of Adult Migrants and Education (1968-2015)


Key terms section Key terms section

Selection of key terms linked to short papers discussing concepts and approaches or introducing tools

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