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.

2018 Survey on Language Policies and Language Requirements for Migrants in the Member States.


The primary purpose of this survey, organised in cooperation with the Association of Language Testers in Europe (ALTE), is to map the language requirements and knowledge of society (KoS) requirements for migrants in Council of Europe member states prior to entry, for residence and for citizenship with the aim of identifying trends in policies for the linguistic integration of migrants. A new feature in this survey is the particular attention dedicated to vulnerable groups, such as illiterate/low-literate migrants, women, unaccompanied minors, asylum seekers and refugees.


Following the analysis of the results, a subsequent report will be drafted; one of the aims will be to stimulate critical reflection as response to the Committee of Ministers Action Plan on Migrant and Refugee Children in Europe.


All relevant institutions and NGOs


  • Deadline for contributions: 20 October 2018


  • Contributions to the survey are to be made at the following links:


  • For government organisations:here

  • For non-government organisations:here