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
Lego Lingua, Multilingual Games

Lego Lingua is a multilingual games box to improve language awareness in schools, leisure organizations by encouraging parents and children (from 8 to 99 years) to pay attention for all home languages. The focus is does not only on the languages of the majority, but also on less widely used and taught languages. All these languages can be used as a source of learning from and about each other and constitute a challenge for the further development of multilingualism. The project is unique in improving language awareness and its objectives. It promotes not only the knowledge of languages but also of cultures. There is a large number of involved languages (in addition to those listed in the introduction): Catalan, and for Lego Lingua: Afrikaans, Creole, Nahuatl, Kinyarwanda, Hebrew, Morse signs and hieroglyphics. In addition, the project targets educators, teachers, parents and animators. T ...

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