Navigation path

European Language Label

Welcome to the ELL database for innovative projects in language teaching and learning.

This database contains projects that have received the European Language Label since 1999 (for the pilot phase 1998-99, please refer to "The European Label: catalogue of projects 1998-99").

The database aims to inspire practitioners, stakeholders and policymakers by presenting "best practices" in the field of language teaching and learning.

The European Language Label is awarded to local, regional, and national projects that have found creative ways to improve the quality of language teaching, motivate students, make the best use of available resources to diversify the languages on offer, and other innovative initiatives.

You can search the database according to a number of different criteria:

■      Year of the award
■      Projects by country
■      Educational sector(s)
■      Pedagogical theme(s)
■      Target language(s) of the projects

You can also combine up to all of these criteria to conduct a more focused search. Your query will generate a list of the projects and individuals that have been awarded Labels – just click on the names to learn more (contact details, etc.).

Enjoy your search!

Label of the day

Gael-Linn is a non-political, non-governmental organisation working to promote a better understanding of the Irish language and culture throughout Ireland - north and south. It gains a European Award for Languages for its wide-ranging programme of activities which create excellent and enjoyable language-learning experiences for young people. These activities are: - Abair - an Irish language public-speaking competition for GCSE students and Barúil, a similar competition for Junior Certificate students, Tráth na gCeist - Irish language quizzes for Years 9 and 10 (Junior) and Years 11 and 13 (Senior). Each quiz is followed by a céili and attracts approximately 1,500 participants, - Ródseó na Gaeilge - information sessions on the value of choosing Irish for GCSE, - An Scéim Oidhreachta - a ten-week programme of Gaelic studies offered to schools to enrich the curriculum in areas where Ir ...

Click here for more details
Now available in 24 languages

Search for Label Awards

Title for a project or name for an individual



Educational Sectors



Type of Award



Total labels in the database per year

Number of project labels in the database per country (for each year)

Number of project labels in the database per year (with breakdown by country)

Number of individual labels in the database per year (with breakdown by country)

Number of countries with at least one validated label in the database (for each year)

Statistics for all target languages in %

Statistics for EU target languages in %

Statistics for non EU target languages in %

Restricted Access