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Information about the ECML

ECML information brochure: English - French

ECML fact sheets (2008-2011): they present the mission and the structure of the ECML, the Centre's programme of activities 2008-2011, its publication series, the services provided and how to benefit from its activities.
Language versions


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).


Online catalogue of the Contact Point

ECML project results 2004-2007

  • McPake, Joanna / Tinsley, Teresa et al., Valuing All Languages in Europe , Strasbourg / Graz : Council of Europe / European Centre for Modern Languages, 2007
    - Publication in Hungarian: Európa minden nyelve kincs (2009)
    - Project website in English - French
  • Newby, David / Allan, Rebecca / Fenner, Anne-Brit / Jones, Barry / Komorowska, Hanna / Soghikyan, Kristine (eds.), European Portfolio for Student Teachers of Languages - A reflection tool for language teacher education , Strasbourg / Graz: Council of Europe / European Centre for Modern Languages, 2007, ISBN 978-92-871-6207-6:
    - Publication in Hungarian: Európai portfólió nyelvtanárjelölteknek - Reflexiós eszköz a nyelvpedagógus-képzés számára (2009)
    - Project website in English - French
  • Michel Candelier et al., Across languages and cultures - CARAP: Framework of reference for pluralistic approaches to languages and cultures , Report, Strasbourg / Graz: Council of Europe / European Centre for Modern Languages, July 2007:
    - Publication in Hungarian: Nyelvek és kultúrák találkozása (2009)
    - Project website in English - French
  • Matei, Gabriela S. / Bernaus, Mercedes / Heyworth, Frank / Pohl, Uwe / Wright, Tony, First steps in teacher training: A practical guide - “The TrainEd Kit” , Strasbourg / Graz: Council of Europe / European Centre for Modern Languages, 2007, ISBN 978-92-871-6139-0:
    - Publication in Hungarian: Gyakorlati útmutató és kelléktár kezdo tanárképzo
    szakemberek számára
    , TrainEd könyv és CD-ROM (2009)
    - Project website in English - French
  • Nikolov, Marianne / Mihaljevic Djigunovic, Jelena / Mattheoudakis, Marina / Lundberg, Gun / Flanagan, Tanya (eds.), The TeMoLaYoLe book: Teaching modern languages to young learners: teachers, curricula and materials , Strasbourg / Graz: Council of Europe / European Centre for Modern Languages, 2007, ISBN 978-92-871-6297-7:
    - Publication in Hungarian: Idegen nyelvek tanítása gyermekeknek - Tanárok, tantervek, tananyagok (2009)
    - Project website in English - French

Selected information sources and documentation in the field of language education in Hungary

Language education policy profiles

Common European Framework of Reference: learning, teaching, assessment

  • zös európai referenciakeret: nyelvtanulás, nyelvtanítás, értékelés. 
    The Hungarian version is published by Pedagógus- továbbképzési Módszertani és Információs Központ.

European Language Portfolios

The Hungarian versions are published by NODUS Kiadó Veszprém.

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 Hungary: English - Hungarian


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.

Hungary and the Council of Europe in brief

Available in English - French - GermanItalian - Russian