Information about the ECML
ECML information brochure: English - French
Compendium on cultural policies and trends in Europe
Initiated by the Council of Europe and the European Institute for Comparative Cultural Research (ERICarts) the Compendium is a web-based and permanently updated information and monitoring system of national cultural policies in Europe. Information is provided for 42 countries – Quick Facts, Cultural Policy Profiles, Compendium Grid in 26 national languages, Profiles of National Experts.
Transversal themes focus on Cultural access & participation, Cultural rights and ethics, Cultural diversity, Intercultural dialogue (including the Intercultural Cities Index), Status of artists, International cultural co-operation and mobility.
Two sections provide reports on national language issues and policies (section 4.2.5) and national language laws (section 5.1.9).
Resources on the ECML
- Newby, David, und Angela Horak, eds, Die Implementierung des Europäischen Portfolios für Sprachlehrende in Ausbildung (EPOSA) in der Lehrer/innenbildung in Österreich: Beispiele der guten Praxis, Praxisreihe 15, Graz: ÖSZ, 2011, ISBN 978-3-85031-149-6. Available in German.
This brochure describes the EPOSTL, presents concrete examples on how the EPOSTL has been implemented in initial and further language teacher education, and provides an overview of implementation strategies in this field.
Co-operation between Austria and the Council of Europe
Over many years, Austria has shown great readiness and commitment in taking up topics and measures suggested by the Council of Europe, and has consistently supported all-European language work with national contributions of its own. In the last three decades, for instance, practically each of the innovative programmes of the Council of Europe has left its mark on the Austrian system of education.
In 2006 Austria took the decision to participate in the Council of Europe initiative Language Education Policy Profiling. The major documents produced in this three-year-process are:
European Language Portfolios
Selected information sources and resources in the field of language education in Austria
National institutions dedicated to promoting innovation in language education:
Eurypedia – the European Encyclopedia on National Education Systems
Eurydice has launched Eurypedia – the European Encyclopedia on National Education Systems. This online resource presents the education system organisation and recent reforms in Europe. Eurypedia contains more than 5000 articles and covers 38 school and university systems within the 33 countries participating in the EU's Lifelong Learning Programme (all 27 EU Member States as well as Croatia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland and Turkey). All Eurypedia content is available in English and, where applicable, in the language of the country, and is organised by topic and country.
• Information relating to Austria
Euromosaic study: Support from the European Commission for measures to promote and safeguard regional or minority languages and cultures.
National relay for the European Day of Languages (EDL)
The function of a national EDL Relay is to act as a multiplier for organisations, schools and associations, circulating:
- information communicated by the Council of Europe (for example the press release of the Council on the Day, which the Relays are invited to translate into national/local languages, updates on the website);
- promotional materials - posters, stickers etc. provided by the Council of Europe every year in significant quantities for event organisers.
Austria and the Council of Europe in brief
Available in English - French - German - Italian - Russian