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    Gazette 61

European Language Gazette no. 61

September – October 2022

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European Day of Languages


European Day of Languages 2022 – “Valuing all languages in Europe”

With just a few weeks to go until the 21th edition of the European Day of Languages, there are a host of activities scheduled to take place, as well as a huge variety of new or updated resources, features, ideas and initiatives to help celebrate the occasion.


What will you be doing on the 21st European Day of Languages?

Lots of exciting and creative events are foreseen all over Europe and indeed the world. Just have a look through the EDL calendar (https://edl.ecml.at/edlcalendar) to find out what is happening close to you! The European Commission alone is involved in the coordination of over 70 events.

If you are involved in organising an event which does not yet feature in the calendar, please don’t forget to include it – no matter how big or small – and to promote it on social media by using the hashtag #coeEDL. The EDL calendar also allows you, as an event organiser, to generate an official certificate of participation in the Day.

And… if you are still looking for ideas for how best to celebrate the Day this year, have a look through our 20 suggestions on activities which you can organise around 26 September. Through the wide variety of formats proposed, there are many fun ways to be actively involved for any age group!


What is new in 2022?

“Why learn a language?” poll

Visitors to the homepage can highlight the main factors that (would) motivate them most to learn a new language. The results of the poll will be announced on Monday 26 September.

“Where am I?” game

Identify which country is represented in a picture from the linguistic clues visible.

“Which language is it?” game

The game tests the listener’s ability to identify individual languages (currently 30) through listening to conversations in everyday settings. The game really helps to sharpen listening skills!

“Famous quotes”

Who said “My wallpaper and I are fighting a duel to the death. One or the other of us has to go” or “Muss es sein? Es muss sein! / Must it be? It must be!”? You will find a variety of quotations from different languages along with their origins. This feature offers a chance to discover the wisdom, truths (or half-truths!), creativity, humour and sometimes downright cynicism from a range of cultures and languages as well as their origins. Do you have a favourite? We would be delighted if you would also contribute some of your own!

“Questions you never dared to ask about languages”

In this feature (available only from mid-September), language experts from around Europe respond to questions, such as “Do I really need grammar to learn a language?” or “Who decides what is correct for a language or how a word is spelled?"

Secret agent’s language challenge app – now available in 31 languages

The challenges, quizzes and games contained within the updated app encourage learners – future international agents – to take advantage of the many opportunities available to practice or learn more about a language outside of the classroom context. By passing through a series of levels ‘budding agents’ can rise from the status of a lowly ‘agent in training’ to become a ‘master secret agent’. They can compete with friends in achieving challenges, identifying countries and languages and completing quizzes. Newly ‘qualified’ agents can reward themselves with a well-deserved certificate.

A journey through Europe’s languages – now available in 23+ languages

Discover similarities, differences and unique features of Europe’s languages! This downloadable booklet seeks to encourage interest in Europe’s rich tapestry of languages from an early age. Children can accompany Lara on her journey to discover the different languages spoken across the continent. Sets of stickers and sound files covering the respective languages and a guide for teachers are also available for this resource, as well as a language tree poster.

Poster “20 more things you may not know about the world of languages”

Following the success of the poster entitled “20  things you might not know about Europe’s languages”, this ‘sequel’ highlights some of the more intriguing aspects of the languages around us. It is currently available in Bosnian, English, French, German, Montenegrin, and Serbian.

ICT resource of the week

This feature presents some of the best current apps available that can be used for language teaching and learning. Explore more of these freely available online tools (almost 200) in the dedicated ECML database!


Take part in this year’s EDL initiatives!

The following two challenges can be included within almost any event being organised to celebrate this year’s Day of Languages:

In how many languages can you make someone laugh?

A sense of humour and what a person finds amusing are often considered to be strongly influenced by the language/s and culture of an individual. In order to find out if this is really the case, we are inviting you to send us your best jokes. The jokes can be related to language/ adaptable to different languages or just plain funny to anyone – no matter where they come from or which languages the speak!
Your joke/s may be selected to feature in the ‘greatest ever (or perhaps only!) multilingual joke book’ to be published after the EDL.

Multilingual tongue twister challenge

How many tongue twisters, in at least 3 different languages, can you manage, more or less correctly, within one minute? Tongue twisters are tricky in one language but in 3 or more is certainly not for the faint-hearted! You can prove just how good you are, either individually or within a group, by submitting a video. There will be prizes for the top ten videos. You can find some examples of tongue twisters here.



The EDL t-shirt design contest for the 2023 European Day of Languages is open until 31 December 2022.

The voting feature for the most innovative European Day of Languages’ event in 2022 will be open from will 20 September – 20 October, with a small prize for the event receiving the most votes.


Last minute materials

Event organisers who enter their activities in the EDL calendar can spice up their event with a range of promotional items from their National EDL Relay: EDL fabric wristbands, “Talk to me” stickers, sheets of stickers linked to the booklet “Lara’s language journey across Europe” with “Hello”, “How are you?”, “Thank you” in over 40 languages, “Write with me” pencils in 7 different language sets and colours.

As it is not always possible to send materials, particularly at short notice, event organisers and schools can also reproduce themselves a number of resources such as posters, postcards, images, banners, flyers and logos for social media and printing from the Downloads section of the EDL website.

It is also possible to purchase a t-shirt with the 2022 EDL design from an external supplier.


A webinar for teachers for languages and other subjects of all school levels (8 September 2022, 16:30-17:15)

This year’s Graz language festival offers a great opportunity to learn about and celebrate the languages and cultures existing side by side in the city of Graz.
A 45-minute Zoom webinar in German moderated by the ECML will highlight recent resources, and features, as well as offering last-minute ideas of classroom activities for celebrating the Day. All resources presented are available from the website of the European Day of Languages.


Selection of 15 events in 15 countries taking place in celebration of the Day – Get inspired!

Graz language festival
Festival open to all, Graz, Austria, 22 September 2022
Language workshops, language city walks, competitions, treasure hunts, and many other activities will provide a fun and enjoyable opportunity to get to know the linguistic and cultural diversity. The musical and artistic programme will include songs, dances, plays and literature from all over the world.
Dedicated padlet

Open air live event – Language fair
Fair, 17 September 2022, Sofia, Bulgaria
Target groups: language learners, pupils, children, language teachers, general public, young people (in general)

European Day of Languages
Celebration, 26 September – 7 October 2022, Kaštel Gomilica, Croatia
Target groups: language learners, pupils, children, language teachers, language experts, general public, parents

Online speak date with physical launching event
Language teaching and learning, 28 September 2022, Nicosia, Cyprus
Target groups: language learners, pupils, children, students, general public, young people (in general)

Training “Stepping up foreign language learning and teaching”
Conference, 26-27 September 2022, Tallinn, Estonia
Target groups: language teachers

Rare European languages
Open doors, 1st -30 September 2022, Tampere, Finland
Target groups: adults (in general), language learners, language teachers, students, language experts, young people (in general), participants in adult education programmes, tourism

Bibliothèque vivante. Je parle une autre langue : emprunte-moi !
Language exchange, 24 September 2022, Strasbourg, France
Target groups: adults (in general), language learners, general public, young people (in general)

Photo competition “Europe around me”
Competition/Tournament, 25 August  – 21 September 2022, Georgia
Target groups: pupils

European Day of Languages
School project, 26-30 September  2022, Ymittos, Athens, Greece
Target groups: language learners, language teachers, students, general public, young people (in general), parents

Languages as a bridge for peace
Language festival, 26 September 2022, Bergamo, Italy
Target groups: language teachers, students, general public, young people (in general)

Språkdagkonferanse 2022
Conference, 26 September 2022, Halden, Norway
Target groups: researchers, language teachers, students, language experts

How multilingual are you?
Round table, 19-30 September 2022, Navodari, Romania
Target groups: students, young people (in general)

The magic of words – Магија речи
Language week, 26-30 September 2022, Lipe, Smederevo, Serbia
Target groups: pupils, general public, parents

Let's meet and speak!
Language Day, 26 September 2022, Žiar nad Hronom, Slovak Republic
Target groups: language learners

Partners for Language – EUNIC in support of Seal of Biliteracy
Fair, 30 September 2022, New York, USA
Target groups: adults (in general), business and commerce, researchers, children, language teachers, students, language experts, media, policy deciders/politicians at national level


Stay tuned on Facebook and Twitter!

The ECML is running a series of posts promoting the Day on a dedicated EDL Facebook page and on Twitter – using the hashtags #coeEDL to publicise activities.


ECML programme developments 2020-2023 – “Inspiring innovation in language education: changing contexts, evolving competences”


E-lang citizen: International conference – Digital citizenship, digital wilds and language learning & teaching (University of Salzburg, Austria, 24-25 November 2022)

This event is organised within the framework of the Lingu@num project, co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union. In cooperation with the European Centre for Modern Languages of the Council of Europe and its project “Digital citizenship through language education” (e-lang citizen).
The Scientific Committee has recently selected 35 proposals for papers out of the 56 reviewed contributions received. Two plenary sessions will be given by:

  • Steven Thorne – a world specialist in "rewilding" in language didactics: “Rewilding language education: Interfacing classrooms with the world”;
  • Christiane Lütge (from the Dice.lang project): “Revisiting cultural and global learning? The impact of digital citizenship on foreign language education”.

Deadline for registration: 10 November 2022
Conference website
Contact: linguanum@sciencesconf.org


RECOLANG: participate until the end of 2022 in a survey on the place of home languages at school – available in 9 languages

The RECOLANG team (Resources for assessing the home language competences of migrant pupils) is carrying out a European survey on the place of home languages at school, particularly within different education programmes or curricula involving migrant adolescents aged 11-18. This survey focuses on the practices of assessing home language skills and their role in different European education systems.

More detailed information on the project and the survey


ECML contribution to events


IDT Conference “mit.sprache.teil.haben” (Vienna, Austria, 15-20 August 2022)

From 15-20 August 2022, 2 800 participants from 110 countries met at the University of Vienna for the conference entitled “mit.sprache.teil.haben”. The host associations ÖDaF (Austrian Association for German as a Foreign and Second Language) and IDV (International Association of Teachers of German), in close cooperation with the Goethe-Institut, offered a rich programme to stimulate discussion on both academic and practical aspects of teaching and learning German.

In her video greeting at the opening of the IDT, the ECML director Sarah Breslin responded to the conference motto on the role of languages for active participation in society by emphasising the vital role of plurilingualism and intercultural competences for a democratic culture in Europe.

Two ECML events were offered as part of the conference programme: a presentation of an ECML project (“CLIL in German: Transitions between educational levels”) and a workshop on the ECML resource “A roadmap for schools to support the language(s) of schooling”. Participants highlighted the practical relevance and innovative potential of the presented ECML approaches for innovative language education in their feedback.

The initiatives and resources offered by the ECML to teachers and other language professionals were presented at a well-attended ECML information stand.

Full news item including the 2 ECML workshop presentations


Recent ECML resources


Dedicated web page for the Recommendation to member states on the importance of plurilingual and intercultural education for democratic culture

The Recommendation has been adopted on 2 February 2022 by the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe. It emphasises the cognitive, linguistic and social benefits of learning several languages, demonstrating the ways in which plurilingual and intercultural competences contribute to educational success, to societal integration and to understanding, assessing and formulating the arguments and opinions that are essential to democracy.
A specific web page has been dedicated to this key document which is now available in English, French, German, and Norwegian (bokmål and nynorsk).


Publications quoting the work of the ECML


Aligning Language education to the CEFR: A handbook

Editors: Neus Figueras, David Little and Barry O’Sullivan

The Handbook, jointly published in April 2022 by leading players in the field of language teaching and assessment: the British Council, UKALTA, EALTA and ALTE, is freely available online.
The Handbook provides practical and accessible guidance to assist with the process of CEFR alignment in a variety of language education contexts. It has been prepared for those who are teaching, testing and developing materials in language education, as well as stakeholders concerned with education policy matters and decision making. There are plans to collect feedback on the uses and views on the Handbook so that they can be incorporated in a future revised edition.

Author: Neus Figueras


Fokus Mehrsprachigkeit. 14 Thesen zu Sprache und Sprachenpolitik. Beiträge aus Österreich und Europa

Within the framework of the IDT Conference “mit.sprache.teil.haben” (Vienna, Austria, 15-20 August 2022), the ECML was present at a book presentation organised by the Vienna Chamber of Labour. The new publication Fokus Mehrsprachigkeit – 14 Thesen zu Sprache und Sprachenpolitik – Beiträge aus Österreich und Europa (Focus Multilingualism – 14 theses on language and language policy. Contributions from Austria and Europe) exemplifies how multilingualism can strengthen the sustainability of a society.
It includes an article by Susanna Slivensky (ECML) entitled “Mobilität und Sprachenlernen für Demokratie in Europa – Perspektiven des Europäischen Fremdsprachenzentrums des Europarates” (Mobility and language learning for democracy in Europe – Perspectives of the European Centre for Modern Languages of the Council of Europe). This is complemented by a contribution from the perspective of the European Commission / Kristina Cunningham and Claudia Kropf: “Vom Binnenmarkt zum Europäischen Bildungsraum: Mehrsprachigkeit und Mobilität als Motor für Integration, Wachstum und Beschäftigung in der Europäischen Union” (From the single market to the European education area: Multilingualism and mobility as an engine for integration, growth and employment in the European Union).


Action research projects making a difference

The article “Action research projects making a difference” includes two examples of school and teacher participation from the ECML project “Action research communities for language teachers”. You can find it here in 29 languages.


National developments


France: The “Courriel européen des langues” is changing format!

The “Courriel européen des langues”, the journal of the national contact point for the ECML in France, is changing format! The articles, dedicated to ECML activities and news on language teaching in France and Europe, are now available in the “ECML News” section on the LISEO portal of France Education International. This new section includes interviews with ECML national contact points, who offer an overview of the language provision and language teaching situation in their respective countries, as well as news on ECML projects and recent language policy initiatives by European institutions.

Two new articles to discover this month:

  • An EUFP committed to multilingualism:
    The French Presidency of the Council of Ministers of the European Union, from 1 January to 30 June 2022, has been an opportunity for the Ministries of Europe and Foreign Affairs, Education, Youth and Culture to promote linguistic and cultural diversity as a factor of mobility and exchange, through an agenda focused on the development of a rich and diverse culture, of an outward-looking citizenship towards Europe and the world, of better employability and of the reinforcement of our common humanist values. The Presidency has also promoted multilingualism, both in the work of the Council and in the meetings organised in France.
  • “CLIL in languages other than English – Successful transitions across educational stages”:
    presentation of the results of a survey carried out within the framework of the project among experts from 29 countries with specific knowledge of CLIL in their country.

Author: Haydée Maga, France Éducation International, National Contact Point for the ECML in France


Recent educational reforms in foreign language education policy and practice in Greece

The Hellenic Institute of Educational Policy provides an overview of the most significant language policies and innovations implemented in the Greek educational system focusing on the years 2019-22, namely:

  • the introduction of the English language in kindergarten through an innovative pedagogical approach;
  • the design of new curricula and educational material for primary and secondary education, based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR);
  • the legal consolidation of alternative methods of student assessment and the development of learners’ transversal and soft skills, through the new curricula and the introduction of the “21st Century Skills Labs” in the programme of study of kindergartens, primary and lower secondary schools.
For a better understanding, these recent innovations have been linked with the major changes in foreign language education during the last decade.

Read the full article


Luxembourg: strategy paper for the promotion of the Luxembourgish language

In the Strategy paper for the promotion of the Luxembourgish language, the government recognises the importance of the Luxembourgish language as a language of communication, integration and literature. In addition to Luxembourgish, German and French, other languages are used in everyday life. Together they shape the identity of the country and contribute significantly to social cohesion. Therefore, the government's commitment to the promotion of the Luxembourgish language promotes multilingualism at the same time.

The four major, overarching goals are:

  • strengthening the status of the Luxembourgish language;
  • advancing the standardisation, use and study of the Luxembourgish language;
  • promoting the learning of Luxembourgish and learning about Luxembourgish culture;
  • promoting Luxembourgish-language culture.

Dedicated web section


Serbia: Support to foreign language teachers in Serbia – a survey

The Foundation Tempus, the Erasmus+ National Agency in Serbia and National Contact Point for the European Centre for Modern Languages, is conducting a survey among foreign language teachers at all levels of education in Serbia. The aim of the survey is to identify their needs in the teaching context and to provide support using all the available resources (including the ones provided by the ECML such as workshops and summer academies at the Centre, training and consultancy workshops, webinars, tools and materials which resulted from the ECML projects).

The survey, which will be carried out in August and September 2022, will be published on the Foundation Tempus website dedicated to language education and policies. In addition to general information about the initial teacher education and the level of satisfaction with it, other aspects that will be covered by the survey are resources and tools used in teaching, professional development needs, modes and opportunities, networking and internationalisation of education. The results of the survey will be used to organise concrete activities for and guidance to foreign language teachers with a particular focus on novice teachers and their needs.

Author: Milena Kostić, Foundation Tempus, Belgrade


Switzerland: recent resources

IRDP provides didactic models of textual genres

The didactic models presented here are intended to provide teachers and trainers with a theoretically sound and operational framework to support the teaching of textual genres in schools. For each textual genre, the model consists of three documents (Definition, Modelling, Schematisation), presented in detail in a user guide.

Recent publication: Représentation inclusive du genre et de l’interculturalité dans les moyens d’enseignement – Analyse scientifique

Authors: Annabelle Daenzer, sous la direction d’Anne Bourgoz Froidevaux et Viridiana Marc
The representation of diversity is one of the quality criteria that the CIIP (Conférence intercantonale de l’instruction publique de la Suisse romande et du Tessin) takes into consideration when developing teaching materials in French-speaking Switzerland that are compatible with the Plan d’études romand. The report examines the literature that addresses these issues, providing a theoretical basis for the review grid developed to ensure an equitable representation of gender and cultures, particularly in the French-language teaching materials.

CIIP annual report 2021 published

The report (p. 80) published by CIIP (Conférence intercantonale de l’instruction publique de la Suisse romande et du Tessin) mentions in particular the involvement of Swiss expertise in ECML training and consultancy services related to the Framework of Reference for Pluralistic Approaches to Languages and Cultures (CARAP).


Canada: recent developments

Latest news from the Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute (OLBI) / University of Ottawa, the National Contact Point for the ECML in Canada

The latest newsletter In other words / Autrement dit (June 2022) highlights the following developments:

Statistics Canada is conducting a new Survey on the official language minority population to better understand the needs of the communities making up this group in Canada. Data collected will be used to develop community services such as schools and daycare services, health care and government services, and cultural projects.

The Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages has published an infographic on its website to break down the main points regarding linguistic insecurity and explain some key related concepts. It includes statistics from a public service survey as well as solutions to strengthen linguistic security in Canada.

The Government of Canada’s Interdepartmental Terminology Committee on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion has developed the online Guide on equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) terminology to promote better understanding of EDI-related concepts.

Discover the CIRCEM podcasts which aim to promote interdisciplinary research on democratic citizenship and minority groups, based on the intellectual tradition of the Francophone world. They cover many topics, such as creole knowledge and issues for francophone researchers in the scholarly publication world.


Professional Network Forum of the ECML


Forthcoming events of the Forum members

The Professional Network Forum of the ECML is comprised of international associations and institutions that share common values and have overlapping expertise in the field of language education and assessment. Under the auspices of the ECML, the members of the Forum share their know-how and work together on areas of common interest in the service of language education.



EAQUALS: webinars 2022

The Eaquals webinar series offers monthly online training on a variety of topics within the language teaching sector relevant for language teachers, teacher trainers, academic managers and researchers. The next webinars are:

  • Christopher Graham: 21st century skills and the climate crisis – encouraging student engagement (13 September, 11 am – 12 pm CEST)
  • Kassandra Robertson: Teaching students how to make stress work for them (20 September, 11 am – 12 pm CEST)
  • Abeer Okaz – البادلت: عصا المعلم السحرية (27 September, 11 am – 12 pm CEST)
  • Florence Michelet: L’utilisation en ligne de ressources authentiques pour tous les niveaux (4 October, 3 pm – 4 pm CEST)
  • Sonali Bhattacharyya: Methods and strategies for teaching visual representation (13 December, 11 am – 12 pm CEST)
Check the calendar for updated information


ELIPS and what it can do for you

The newly launched ELIPS website presents a unique survey where you can find data about policies and actions by European public authorities, regarding for example the use of plain language, easy-to-read language, terminology or the training of civil servants. ELIPS – Use of European Languages in the Public Sphere – is a project of EFNIL, the European Federation of National Institutions for Language. The project concerns the use of the national languages of Europe as instruments of communication for government, legislation, and public administration. It collects data, organises the exchange of opinion and experiences amongst EFNIL members and prepares actions and proposals relating to its fields of interest.

This interactive web page enables users to navigate through the results of a survey which was conducted between 2017 and 2019 among 24 European countries. The survey gives users an overview of the situation in Europe and allows them to compare the actions and policies of public authorities in the following domains:

  • plain language and easy-to-read language;
  • official terminology for government, legislation and public administration;
  • languages other than the official one(s) in the authorities’ communication;
  • cultural, sexual and gender diversity;
  • training of civil servants and the aspects covered by training programmes;
  • collaboration (structures) between EFNIL’s member states and the EU.
For further information on the survey and how to use it, go to https://elips.efnil.nytud.hu/. The survey itself can be consulted at https://elips.efnil.nytud.hu/browse.
You can find the most important results of the survey, including the group’s recommendations for action, in an article on the project’s webpage.

ELIPS project in the future
The ELIPS group hopes that the survey may serve as a reference base for concrete activities, such as conferences and webinars, partner search, formulating policy proposals for national governments and the institutions of the European Union. An important aim of the project is stimulating dialogue and collaboration.
They also plan a new round of data collection, in order to update the information. They hope to expand the survey to include more countries and, if necessary, to more sub-domains and aspects of public service communication.

Please do not hesitate to comment or correct the information where necessary.

Contact: efnil@nytud.hu.


ICC: recent developments

Free places for the online teacher training course EUROLTA

As a sign of solidarity with the Ukrainian people, the ICC offers some free places on the online teacher training course EUROLTA. The European Certificate in Language Teaching to Adults is an international certificate enabling participants to start a career in language teaching.

29th ICC-Languages Annual Online Conference: recordings of the presentations available

The ICC-Languages Online Annual Conference “Winds of change /– teaching and learning languages in a changing environment” took place on 9 April 2022. The ICC website provides the recordings of the presentations and the Q and A session that followed. The summaries of the presentations have been published in a special issue of the ICC-Journal.

Upcoming ICC webinars

  • Geoff Tranter: “’Digital Twins’ – A project to enhance language learning and international understanding”, 22nd September, 17:00-18:00 CET
  • Deborah Swallow: “Negotiating across borders and cultures”, 20 October, from 5 to 6 pm CET

Next webinars and recordings


Council of Europe developments


European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages: statement on the promotion of regional or minority languages through artificial intelligence

The European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages is the European convention for the protection and promotion of languages used by traditional minorities. Together with the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities it constitutes the Council of Europe's commitment to the protection of national minorities.

Recent developments


New reference guide on Literacy and Second Language Learning for the Linguistic Integration of Adult Migrants (LASLLIAM)

The Council of Europe launched this new reference guide on 30 June. The guide is linked to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages and provides Can-do descriptors at levels below and up to A1, as well as extensive recommendations on how to use these to encourage/assist learner emancipation and learner development. With this resource, the authors intend to contribute to enhancing language-learning opportunities for non- and low-literate adult migrants by supporting their language educators in designing, implementing, evaluating and improving curricula and teaching materials tailored toward the specific needs of the learners.


Refugees share their experiences of using the European Qualifications Passport for Refugees

On the occasion of the World Refugee Day 2022, the Council of Europe launched a new video to present the European Qualifications Passport for Refugees (EQPR) and stories of refugees who obtained and used the EQPR. The EQPR enables refugees to have their qualifications assessed even in the absence of a full documentation. The EQPR, as a document, can be used by refugees when they wish to enter further studies or when they seek employment.

Full news item


News from other organisations


IMPECT: participate in the survey – open until 1st October 2022!

Many European countries require that migrants applying for permanent residence and/or citizenship pass formal language and knowledge of society tests, yet little is known about the effect of these requirements on those subjected to them. IMPECT, an Erasmus Plus project patronized by the Council of Europe and anchored at the Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, aims to investigate the effect of such requirements on low-literate adult migrants.

A questionnaire (available in English, Norwegian, Italian, Spanish, French and Greek) has been designed for those involved in teaching a second language and in particular (but not exclusively) for those who work within the migration context with learners with low literacy profiles. The questionnaire takes 10 minutes to answer.



Supporting refugee learners from Ukraine in schools in Europe

Supporting refugee learners from Ukraine in higher education in Europe

Education and support for Ukrainian refugees

Youth Wiki is an online platform presenting information on European countries’ youth policies. The main objective of the Youth Wiki is to support evidence-based European cooperation in the field of Youth


School Education Gateway

How school teachers can support students in catching up (webinar recording of 8 June 2022)



Recent publication:

Building on COVID-19’s innovation momentum for digital, inclusive education

Upcoming and past webinars (2022):

  • Teachers are crafting our future (12 September)
  • Pack your school bag! Priorities for the new year (7 September)

Webinar recordings:

  • Does higher education teach students to think critically? (30 August)
  • Two years into the pandemic: How education systems have coped with the second year of COVID (6 July)
  • How are education systems in host OECD countries supporting refugee students from Ukraine? (5 July)
  • How vocational education and training systems can support Ukraine (1st July)
  • Creating an inclusive school climate for refugee students (20 June)
  • Re-thinking education from the classroom up – What teachers think about the future of schooling (16 June)

Blog OECD Education Today:


Mercator – European Research Centre on Multilingualism and Language Learning

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