The first European day of languages was held in 2001 as part of European Year of languages when hundreds of events were organised, reaching millions of people in 45 countries. Organised jointly by the EU and the Council of Europe, the European day of languages continues that work, to raise public awareness of the languages used in Europe, to promote cultural and linguistic diversity and to encourage people – schoolchildren and adults – to learn languages.
Besides the official aims, 26 September should also be about having some fun together. Every year throughout Europe, events are organised to celebrate languages: shows, kids’ activities, music games, language courses, radio and TV programmes, conferences… The possibilities are endless.
We would like to know what you did to mark European language day. Please contact us if you have any articles, photos, or films you’d like to share about events in your country.