Founded in 1949 in Strasbourg, the Council of Europe is the oldest intergovernmental organisation in Europe and the widest with 47 member States. Its three pillars are Human Rights, Democracy and Rule of Law.
Committee of Ministers
Parliamentary Assembly (PACE)
Language Policy Programme
Language Policy Programme Portal
Platform of resources and references for plurilingual and intercultural education
Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, Teaching, Assessment (CEFR)
European Language Portfolio (ELP)
Linguistic Integration of Adult Migrants (LIAM)
Language support for adult refugees: a Council of Europe toolkit (website in 7 languages)
European Day of Languages (EDL)
Autobiography of Intercultural Encounters
Other Council of Europe websites
European Centre for Modern Languages [ECML] (Partial Agreement)
European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages
Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities
The executive organ of the European Union, based in Brussels, which monitors the proper application of the Union treaties and the decisions of the Union institutions.
OECD - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
The OECD groups 38 member states sharing a commitment to democratic government and the market economy. It plays a prominent role in fostering good governance in the public service and in corporate activity.
OSCE - Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe
The OSCE is the world's largest regional security organization (57 participating States: Europe, Central Asia and North America).
UNESCO United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
It works to fosters dialogue and mutual understanding among the peoples of the world.
International Non-governmental Organisations (INGO) enjoying participatory status with the Council of Europe
ALTE - The Association of Language Testers in Europe
An association of institutions within Europe, each of which produces examinations and certification for language learners. Each member provides examinations of the language which is spoken as a mother tongue in their own country or region.
EALTA - European Association for Language Testing and Assessment
A professional association for language testers in Europe. Its purpose is to promote the understanding of theoretical principles of language testing and assessment, and the improvement and sharing of testing and assessment practices throughout Europe.
EAQUALS - Evaluation & Accreditation of Quality in Language Services
A pan-European Association of language training providers aiming to promote and guarantee quality in modern language teaching institutions.
EUROCENTRES – Foundation for European Languages and Educational Centres
Eurocentres offers language courses in locations on six continents. The Foundation has played a major role in the development of the CEFR.
FIPLV - World Federation of Modern Language Associations
The Fédération Internationale des Professeurs de Langues Vivantes, founded in Paris in 1931, is the only international multilingual association of teachers of living languages.