Press and Information

You will find here general information on the objectives, activities and achievements of the ECML. If you require more specialised information, please do not hesitate to contact us.


The Council of Europe and languages  CoE & languages
The European Centre for Modern Languages  ECML
ECML Programme of Activities 2008-2011  2008-2011

PowerPoint Presentations of the ECML


The presentation illustrates the relationship between the ECML and the Language Policy Division within the Council of Europe. It explains the Centre's structures and how it works and describes the focus of the third medium term programme. It gives also examples of the results of the Centre's work through its publications.
The presentation dates from 2009 and is available in following languages:
English | French | German | Spanish | Armenian | Greek

Selection of key note speeches

Maud de Boer-Buquicchio  "The 10th anniversary of the ECML"
Maud de Boer-Buquicchio, Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe, 16 September 2005, Graz
English | French
 John Trim "Le rôle du Cadre européen commun de référence pour les langues dans la formation des enseignants"
John Trim, Director of Modern Languages Projects of the Council of Europe (1971-1997), 16 September 2005, Graz
 Joseph Sheils "John Trim et les politiques linguistiques du Conseil de l'Europe"
Joseph Sheils, Head of the Department of Language Education and Policy of the Council of Europe, 16 September 2005, Graz
English & French

Council of Europe information

Film explaining the work of the Council of Europe, promoting and defending human rights, democracy and the rule of law. Through the European Convention on Human Rights and many other legal instruments, we work for a better quality of life for the 800 million people living in our 47 member states.