Education and Languages, Language Policy

Documents formulating the position of the Council of Europe on language education policy  


Policy Recommendations and Resolutions:

Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe

    Recommendation CM/Rec(2014)5 to member States on the importance of competences in the language(s) of schooling for equity and quality in education and for educational success. Explanatory Memorandum------------------------------------ (available in Italian)
    Recommendation CM/Rec(2012)13E to member States on ensuring quality education
    Recommendation CM/Rec(2008)7E to member states on the use of the Council of Europe's “Common European Framework of Reference for Languages” (CEFR) and the promotion of plurilingualism (and Explanatory Memorandum with Measures)
    Recommendation CM/Rec(2008)4 of the Committee of Ministers to member states on strengthening the integration of children of migrants and of immigrant background
    Recommendation R (98) 6 on modern languages [based on the results of the CDCC Project ‘Language Learning for European Citizenship’ (1989 – 1996)]
    Recommendation R (82)18 based on the results of the CDCC Project N 4 (‘Modern Languages 1971-1981’)

Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE)

(Recommendations addressed to the Committee of Ministers)

Standing Conference of European Ministers of Education

    Resolution on the European Language Portfolio adopted at the 20th Session of the Standing Conference (Cracow, Poland, October 2000)

White Paper on Intercultural Dialogue – Living together as equals in dignity, 2008

MIGRANTS : Compilation (extracts) of official texts – Committee of Ministers, Parliamentary Assembly – Congress of Local and Regional Authorities


Rev. May 2014