Hungary has become the 35th member state of the Enlarged Partial Agreement on the European Centre for Modern Languages!
The Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Péter Szijjártó, notified the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Marija Pejčinović Burić, of the country’s accession on 17 November 2021.
In his correspondence he described the ECML as “an excellent platform for quality language education, policy, research and teacher training” and looked forward to Hungarian professionals “... contributing to the Centre’s excellence”.
Hungary was previously a member state of the ECML between 1995-2011. The Hungarian authorities have been invited to nominate ECML national contacts and will henceforth be able to fully participate in the Centre’s programme of activities.
The decision to re-join the ECML is one of the outcomes of the recent Hungarian Presidency of the Committee of Ministers (May- November 2021) and represents a clear signal of the value that Hungary places on the work of the Council of Europe and its European Centre for Modern Languages.