The integration of migrants and the impact on it of their acquisition of competence in the language(s) of the host country are a focus for political debate and policy initiatives in a growing number of Council of Europe member states, as is demonstrated by the surveys carried out to date by the Council of Europe.

Principaux objectifs :

  • aider les Etats membres à élaborer des politiques cohérentes et efficientes ou de revisiter les politiques existantes, ceci conformément aux valeurs partagées et aux principes du Conseil de l’Europe
  • proposer un soutien pratique pour une mise en œuvre efficace de ces politiques;
  • encourager les bonnes pratiques et la qualité des formations en langue et de l'évaluation des compétences en langue;
  • offrir une plateforme permettant aux Etats membres de réfléchir sur ces politiques et pratiques

L'objectif de ce site est d’offrir des moyens concrets pour accéder à des ressources utiles et mutualisées. Il a été élaboré avec l’aide d’un groupe d’experts dans divers domaines.

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: 

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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