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Germany: resources

Information about the ECML

ECML information brochure: English - French


 ECML Flyer in German


Goethe-Institut, National Contact Point for the ECML in Germany: web section dedicated to the ECML (German)


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).


Other resources

The KMK Secretariat regularly reports on language learning in Germany for the EU-Eurydice databank network on education, for which it is contact point for the Länder.
Eurydice website

Further access to current developments in language learning, research and innovative practice in Germany is available through:


Online catalogue

Goethe-Institut: online catalogue

Selected information sources and resources in the field of language education in Germany.

Co-operation between Germany and the Council of Europe.


Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

Gemeinsamer europäischer Referenzrahmen für Sprachen: lernen, lehren und beurteilen, Langenscheidt, ISBN: 3-468-49469.

European Language Portfolios


Educational press and organisations

Educational press

Institutions and associations

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 Germany: English - German 


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.

Contact details
EDL website

Germany and the Council of Europe in brief

Available in English - French - GermanItalian - Russian