Spain has become the 36th member state of the Enlarged Partial Agreement on the European Centre for Modern Languages!
Following a formal decision taken by the Spanish Council of Ministers, Mr Juan Ignacio Morro, Spanish Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Council of Europe, notified the Secretary General, Marija Pejčinović Burić, of the country’s accession on 24 July – with the decision entering into force retroactively from 28 April 2023.
Spain was previously a member state of the ECML between 1999-2013.
Spanish language education professionals are welcome to submit project proposals for the Centre’s forthcoming “Language education at the heart of democracy” programme and will henceforth be able to fully participate in the Centre’s programme of activities.
Spain’s return comes at a particular auspicious time for the ECML, with the Centre presenting the initial results of its current programme at the “Inspiring innovation in language education” Conference on 13-14 December and embarking on a new four-year programme from January 2024.