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
Cape/ St Gilda's Performing Arts Project

For four years Cape Cornwall School has been running a French Exchange programme with a creative difference. Each year staff and pupils at their school collaborate with pupils from a school in Brittany to prepare a show based around a common theme. On the first exchange, back in 2004 they wrote and performed musical items together, since then shows have included drama, dance, photography and film. From an early stage the groups communicate with each other, getting to know their exchange partners and collaborate on the project. By late March they are ready for the Cornish group of around 20 pupils to travel to France. After a couple days of rehearsal they perform two shows, once to a group of primary children and then to the general public. In June the French group go to Cornwall for the return visit and another entertaining performance. The English group must perform in French whe ...

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