Date Event Type of event Target audience
22 Sep

Austria
Graz Museum/Schlossbergplatz

Graz Language Festival featuring Don Quixote book exhibition

Presentation of DGTranslation, the translation service of the European Commission, and the travelling book exhibition as part of the yearly Language Festival in Graz (open air event, with an online strand); multilingual quiz (at the fair stand and also as part of the online strand).

Contact: dgt-vienna@ec.europa.eu

Fair General public
05 Sep

Austria
REP Vienna / later travelling all over Europe

Don Quixote Travelling Book Exhibition

Our traditional travelling book exhibition featuring different versions of Don Quixote in all EU languages (and more). It will be displayed in the EU House in Vienna in September 2022 and, from there, start its travels all over Europe. It can be displayed at schools, libraries, language fairs, festivals and other language-related events and can be used as basis for events with children as well as grown-ups.

Contact: dgt-vienna@ec.europa.eu

Book exhibition General public
27 Sep

Austria
EU House Vienna

EDL open day

Open Day at the REP Vienna for school classes. What we offer:
1. Language workshops for pupils offered by EUNIC cultural institutes: multilingual videos, memory games, taster language classes etc.  around the motto of Don Quixote
2. Information desk on Erasmus+ mobility options for pupils and teachers
2. Display of two travelling exhibitions: 
A. Don Quixote books 
B. Roadshow of an Interregional project from Austria and Slovakia "Educational offers in languages of neighbouring countries - benefits of bilingual teaching in border regions" 

Contact: dgt-vienna@ec.europa.eu

Public space event pupils aged 12-14
26 Sep

Bulgaria
Decentralized event - celebrations of EDL in schools all over Bulgaria

EDL in schools

Many language schools in Bulgaria already celebrate EDL on their own. They hold poetry recitals, drawing contests, organize small celebrations... This year DGTranslation will support their events with gadgets and promotional materials, posters, etc. 
On this occasion we will encourage the schools to participate in Juvenes Translatores too.

Contact: dgt-sofia@ec.europa.eu

  High school students, teachers, future JT participants.
26 Sep

Bulgaria
online

Quiz Discover the linguistic richness of Europe

This online quiz is organised in Bulgaria at the occasion of the European Day of Languages. It will take place from 26 of September to 23 of October 2022 at the following address: www.edl-bulgaria.eu. Answer the 26 multiple-choice questions related to languages and phrases in many European languages. The players with the highest scores will receive prizes. Check your knowledge and have fun! Good luck!

Contact: dgt-sofia@ec.europa.eu

Online quiz General public
17 Sep

Bulgaria
Slaveykov Square, Sofia

Open air Live event - Language fair

For the first time since the pandemic the European Commission organizes (together with partners from EUNIC Bulgaria) a live event dedicated to EDL. The event is in the open air, in Slaveykov square in Sofia. The fair will consist of stands of many foreign cultural institutes with information leaflets, books, games, quizes in their particular language, etc. Songs in most of the 41 languages of EDL will be played and sung live, there will be animation for children (drawing contest) and funny games of tongue twisters. Small prizes await the brave who try out their linguistic knowledge. This year the event is held earlier on the 17th of September - the day of Sofia and underlines the cultural and linguistic mix of the capital. Come and celebrate the diversity of Europe with us!

Contact: dgt-sofia@ec.europa.eu

Public space event General public, language learners
26 Sep

Croatia
online

Online mini-language courses

A one day online event with short lectures and quizzes by linguists from cultural institutes and embassies, each for a different EU language.

Contact: dgt-zagreb@ec.europa.eu

Mini-language course General public
01 Sep

Croatia
Primary and secondary schools in Croatia

EDL in Schools - European Year of Youth

A country-wide competition for school projects. Elementary and secondary schools around Croatia were invited to take part in EDL with their own events. They will have two months to organize the events. and send in their suggestions. The projects will be evaluated by a jury and three best projects per school category will be awarded prizes. Registration closed.

Contact: dgt-zagreb@ec.europa.eu

   
28 Sep

Cyprus
University of Cyprus in Nicosia and online

Online speak date with physical launching event

Do you want to have a taste of foreign languages? Join our online speak date event on 28 September to celebrate the European Day of Languages and find out how interesting and fun language learning can be.

We will also host a physical launching event on the same date as the speak date. The launching event aims to promote multilingualism and translation. There will be a round-table discussion with members of local academia about multilingualism and generally the language landscape in Cyprus. The final programme will be confirmed in due time. There, among other things, we will host a round-table discussion with prominent academics about the situation of multilingualism in Cyprus and the pespective of offering dedicated translation studies in Cypriot universities.

Contact: dgt-nicosie@ec.europa.eu

Mini-language courses with launching event General public
11 Nov

Czechia
European House, Prague

Speak-dating Junior and award ceremony of “Multilingualism is Treasure” contest 

Are you a language teacher or language student? Join our painting competition and win cool prizes + ticket to our speak-dating event!

Please visit www.kamaradi.eu for the details of the painting competition titled "Multilingualism is a Treasure."

A programme of short interactive micro-lessons of foreign languages will be offered to the winners of the compeition organized by Kamarádi (Friends), a multilingual magazine for (not only) bi-lingual children.

Four selected participating school groups will be invited to the European House in Prague on 11 November to attend a mini-speak dating event and an award ceremony.

Contact: dgt-prague@ec.europa.eu

Mini-language course Pupils of elementary schools (ages 6-15)
30 Sep

Czechia
Kampus Hybernská - Charles University, Prague

Speak-Dating at Kampus Hybernská

Celebrate the European Day of Languages at our language festival at Kampus Hyberská in Prague on 30 September.

Try a language-themed escape game or quiz, attend one of our workshops or seminars, or take a mini-lesson of one or more foreign languages at our speak-dating session!

Speak-Dating is a programme of short interactive micro-lessons of foreign languages offered to the public. A traditional part of EDL celebrations in Prague for several years, the 2022 edition moves to new premises, Kampus Hybernská, a campus of the Charles University -  https://www.kampushybernska.cz/contact/.

Language teachers (many of them native speakers) of up to 40 languages will offer micro-lessons of 5-15 minutes to small groups and individuals. The lessons will be offered free of charge, without reservation (on first come - first serve basis) from 11:00 to 16:00.

Depending on availability of the teachers, some lessons may also be offered to online audiences. In case pandemic restrictions would not allow the physical event to take place, the speak-dating programme would move online entirely.

Contact: dgt-prague@ec.europa.eu

Mini-language course General public
26 Sep

Czechia
Radio campaign

Language quiz on national radio

Try your luck at our contest "Name that language" on Rádio Impus, a Czech radio station.

Listen to Rádio Impuls in September and join our "Name that language" contest. Can you tell the language you hear? If your guess is right and you have a little bit of luck, you can win a prize.

Contact: dgt-prague@ec.europa.eu

Radio contest General public
01 Sep

Denmark
Online - ECML website

Language quiz - audio

An online quiz, where participants can test their knowledge of foreign languages by guessing which language they are listening to

Contact: dgt-copenhagen@ec.europa.eu

Online quiz General public
26-30 Sep

Denmark
Online

Language introductions - Languages Build Bridges

The Commission will offer 24 language introductions to school classes, students or individuals. Participants can be introduced to a completely new language or go further with a language with which they are already a bit familiar.

Contact: dgt-copenhagen@ec.europa.eu

Mini-language courses with launching event Young students in upper secondary
26 Sep

Denmark
Online

Learn several languages at the same time

Is it possible to learn multiple languages at the same time? According to Elisa Polese it is! She gives a speech on this interesting perspective for language teaching/learning.

Contact: dgt-copenhagen@ec.europa.eu

Speech Language students and teachers. Anyone interested in learning languages
26-26 Aug-Sep

Estonia
Branch of the Estonian National Library in Solaris shopping centre

Harry Potter Book Exhibition

​What language would Harry Potter speak when he meets Pippi Longstocking? Come and have look to our multilingual book exhibition featuring different versions of Harry Potter and Pippi Longstocking in EU languages (and maybe more).

Contact: dgt-tallinn@ec.europa.eu

Book exhibition General public
27 Sep

Estonia
Europe Experience

An online seminar on multilingual classrooms

With globalization and migration our schools and classrooms become more and more diversified and multilingual. ​An online discussion with teachers and education experts on multilingual classrooms organised in cooperation with the Estonian Ministry of Education and City of Tartu aims at exploring challenges and opportunities in such classrooms.

Contact: dgt-tallinn@ec.europa.eu

Seminar/discussion General public, but especially teachers, educational experts, pupils, parents
26-26 Aug-Sep

Estonia
online

Online quiz on languages

This year's edition of our online quiz includes traditionally educating and funny questions on languages. Test your knowledge: https://minueuroopa.ee/.

Contact: dgt-tallinn@ec.europa.eu

Online quiz General public
26-27 Sep

Estonia
Vikerraadio website

Radio online quiz

How many languages can you recognize? The children of the Tallinn European School will read an abstract from a book Harry Potter in different languages and radio listeners have to guess the language. 

Contact: dgt-tallinn@ec.europa.eu

Radio contest General public
10 Sep

Estonia
Jäneda Manor

Language Fair

Language and culture fair with stands as part of the yearly Jäneda Autumn Fair. Participants can learn about different languages and countries, learn few words in foreign languages and participate in language bingo.

Contact: dgt-tallinn@ec.europa.eu

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Language fair General public
26 Sep

Finland
Europa Experience EU@Ode at the Helsinki central library Ode

Take a language trip at EU@Ode
https://twitter.com/EUoodi https://www.facebook.com/EUoodi/ https://www.instagram.com/euoodi/

Celebrate the European Day of Languages at EU@Ode! You can participate in various language activities: a language quiz (combine language and word), an interactive language game (interactive map of Europe where you can add words in different EU languages), a photo competition "Souvenir from EU" with small prizes (send a photo of your journey in the EU). You can also watch DiscoverEU films during the day.

Contact: dgt-helsinki@ec.europa.eu

Public space event General public, especially young people
26 Sep

Finland
Hanaholmen – Swedish-Finnish Cultural Centre, Espoo

Language fair for pupils, and seminar for language teachers "Digitalisation in language teaching"

1) Language fair for primary school pupils (12-year-old pupils in the sixth grade) in the morning. Organisations representing different languages with stands, also an EU/DGTranslation stand. Different language activities, such as language quizzes. The organisations will also provide educational material and leaflets, etc. The participating schools are pre-selected on a first-come first-serve basis. The co-organiser Svenska nu will arrange guided tours in the arts park outside for the pupils.
2) Seminar for language teachers from 16:00 to 18:00 "Digitalisation in language teaching", with coffee reception at 15:30. Speeches and presentations in Finnish and Swedish on subjects related to language teaching. Language teachers are invited to register in advance (limited number of participants).

Contact: dgt-helsinki@ec.europa.eu

Fair and seminar Pupils in the sixth grade, language teachers
22 Aug

Finland
In all upper-secondary and secondary schools and polytechnics in Finland and on social media.

Inspirational EDL video for schools with a Finnish firefighter at CERN 

Video interview of a Finnish firefighter, Matias Malmgren, at CERN in Geneva (Switzerland). The video will be sent to all secondary and upper-secondary schools and polytechnics in Finland when the school year starts in August, to inspire the pupils and students to learn languages. At the CERN Fire Brigade, there are firefighters from a total of 17 different European countries, which makes it a very multilingual and multicultural work environment. On the video several firefighters from different countries speak in different mother tongues. The main person interviewed is Matias, who is bilingual (Finnish and Swedish). On the video he speaks in Finnish and Swedish as well as in French and there are subtitles in Finnish and Swedish. The interviewee, Matias, had to learn French in order to be able to apply for his current position at CERN and he was chosen out of hundreds of applicants. The video will be available for the schools alone until 26 September, after which the Commission Representation in Helsinki will release it to the General public and publish it on social media.

Contact: dgt-helsinki@ec.europa.eu

Inspirational EDL video Pupils and students 
26 Sep

Finland
Instagram

Multilingual quiz about languages on Instagram

Participate on the European Day of Languages in a multilingual quiz about languages on Instagram Story @eukomissio account!

Contact: dgt-helsinki@ec.europa.eu

Online quiz General public
09 Sep

Finland
The winners will go to Brussels. There will be lots of visibility of the competition on social media.

Language related video competition for upper-secondary schools and priority visit to Brussels for the winners

The students of upper-secondary schools in Finland can participate in a language related video competition with their teachers. The teachers have been informed about the competition through the principals of theirs schools. The students should arrange themselves in groups of 10 people (from different classes and of different ages), who produce a 1-3 minute long video that highlights the importance of language learning, multilingualism and cultural understanding. One group of 10 students per school can participate in the competition. The two groups consisting of 10 students each that have made the two best videos will win a priority visit to Brussels with a teacher each from 25 to 27 October 2022. The schools will be informed about further details and rules of the competition in August through their principals.

Contact: dgt-helsinki@ec.europa.eu

Competition for upper-secondary schools and priority visit to Brussels for the winners Upper-secondary students
26 Sep

Finland
Online

Interview with Field Officer Minna Holmberg in the online Magazine “Språkbruk”

Read the interview of the Swedish-speaking Field Officer in Finland, Minna Holmberg. She will be interviewed by editor May Wikström for "Språkbruk" – the online magazine of the Swedish Section of the Institute for the Languages of Finland (Kotus), which focuses on language related issues. The interview will shed light on the work of a Field Officer and DGTranslation (#DiscoverTranslation), and will touch upon the European multilingualism and language learning. The interview will be published online around the European Day of Languages in September.

Contact: dgt-helsinki@ec.europa.eu

Interview Linguistic professionals and people interested in languages in Finland, mostly Swedish-speaking community
08 May

Finland
Online

Guest appearance by Field Officer Minna Holmberg in the Swedish-speaking Finnish language podcast “Näst sista ordet”

Listen to the Swedish-speaking Finnish podcast "Näst sista ordet"! The Swedish-speaking Field Officer in Finland, Minna Holmberg, appears as a guest in an EDLangs episode "Hur många europeiska språk känner du igen? Det stora språktestet" (30 minutes). After a language guessing game, Minna and the journalists discuss the benefits and joy of learning and knowing languages from different aspects. Minna also raises the awareness of the translation profession (#DiscoverTranslation) and talks about DGTranslation.

Contact: dgt-helsinki@ec.europa.eu

Guest appearance in a language podcast General public and schools
26 Sep

Finland
The Europe Direct points in Finland

Language activities all over Finland by the Europe Direct network

The Europe Direct points in various parts of Finland will organise small language activities during the European Day of Languages. Details to follow.

Contact: dgt-helsinki@ec.europa.eu

Public space event General public
26 Sep

France
online

Dictée multilingue 2022

Seventh edition of the multilingual dictation organised each year by the field office in France: dictation in a few EU- languages (including English, German, Spanish, Portugese, Italian - tbc) about a topic related to the EU. Further details to follow. 

Contact: dgt-paris@ec.europa.eu

competition/quiz  
26 Sep

Germany
Central libraries in Berlin

Sprachenbad mini-language courses

Language taster classes for  pupils organised by EUNIC members and the central libraries in Berlin.

Contact: dgt-berlin@ec.europa.eu

Mini-language course 8-10 year old children
26 Sep

Germany
ČESKÉ CENTRUM BERLÍN

Long night of European Literary Translation

Long night of European literary translation at the Czech Centre Berlin (without livestreaming nor recording). Translation is crucial for European culture and literature; without it, people could not communicate properly and the joint European literary canon would not exist. We will invite authors and translators and address literary translation and its advantages and challenges from different perspectives. In several sessions during the afternoon and evening the guests will talk about different topics:
4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Translation of children's literature: translators of European children's literature talk about the creative use of language.

6 – 7 p.m. Translation of books from the literary canon – looking to the past, what does it bring for the present? Translators of classical European books talk about the topic and the challenges in translating literary texts from the past, a time they did not experience themselves and a situation in which they cannot contact the author.

7.30 p.m. Dialogue between author and his/her translators or talk with two translator-authors: talk about the differences in the various languages and cultures, the challenges when it comes to translation, the way the book makes to foreign publishers, the different perception, etc.

9/9.30 p.m. The event will end with watching together the documentary 'The Woman with the Five Elephants' (Swetlana Geier).

No registration required.

Contact: dgt-berlin@ec.europa.eu

Talks and discussions General public, language industry, young people, adults
30 Oct

Germany
Samuel-Heinicke-Fachoberschule Munich

Video about inclusive language/inclusion and Year of Youth 2022

Through inclusive language and inclusion in general the EU wants to address as many people as possible and does not exclude certain groups of people. However, this is not always easy and most languages face challenges. Within the European Year of Youth 2022, we will produce a video at the Samuel-Heinicke-Fachoberschule in Munich, where inclusion plays an integral part of the teaching approach. Students with and without hearing impairment are taught at the same school. In the video, you will learn how it works, how the students see the teaching method, which international projects about sign languages the school has and what the young people think about the EU. The video will be interpreted by a sign language interpreter.

Starring:
- students of the school
- school teacher
- Head of the Representation of the European Commission in Germany, Dr. Jörg Wojahn

Contact: dgt-berlin@ec.europa.eu

Video Students, adults, teachers, ministries/authorities, policymakers, universities, General public
tbd

Greece
Athens University central building

Speak Date

Get a glimpse of one or more languages and at the same time learn about different countries in a fun way. The Speak Date consists of short interactive presentations on different languages, each one highlighting a different aspect of that language's culture. The event that has been held virtually for the last two years will be held with physical presence for the first time, if the situation permits.

Contact: dgt-athens@ec.europa.eu

Mini language course General public
24 Sep

Greece
Eleftherias Park, Athens

European Day of Languages 2022 - A celebration of Peace

An event for the whole family, with different activities for children, in Eleftherias Park, in the centre of Athens.
Visitors will have the opportunity to take part in educational workshops for children, interact with the organisers and receive a range of gifts. This year’s celebrations focus on the theme of ‘Peace’, highlighting the role of language and culture as a means to cultivate and promote positive attitudes towards co-operation, participation and multicultural appreciation and to strengthen peace and communication between countries and peoples.

Contact: dgt-athens@ec.europa.eu


 
co-organiser General public, children and young people
23 Sep

Hungary
Italian Institute of Culture, Budapest

European Languages Cocktail Bar 2022

Do you like foreign languages and cultures? Do you enjoy playing games? Would you like to try a delicious non-alcoholic cocktail? If yes, then visit this year's edition of the European Languages Cocktail Bar in Budapest. The European Commission and organisations working in the field of cultural relations and education await you with fun and creative language games, mini language sessions and a raffle. And did we mention there will be cocktails?

Contact: dgt-budapest@ec.europa.eu

Public space event Young people, students, teachers, language learners and language enthusiasts, General public
26 Sep

Hungary
Online

EDL online quiz 2022

Try our fun online quiz of on languages and multilingualism between 26 September and 10 October. If you answer all questions correctly, you will have a chance to win one of the 10 e-readers up for grabs. 

Contact: dgt-budapest@ec.europa.eu

Online quiz General public, people interested in languages and language learning
23 Sep

Ireland
Europe House

Try a new language

​This event is planned to coincide with the Culture Night celebrations in Ireland (culturenight.ie).  We will open the doors of Europe House on the night (5-9pm) and enable members of the public to try taster sessions in one or more of ten languages (see second event on 26 September for our proposed virtual component). 

In the Representation's main public space, we will invite embassies and language/cultural institutions to display promotional materials about their language and we will provide finger food and drinks.

Contact: dgt-dublin@ec.europa.eu

Short taster sessions Members of the public (all ages)
26 Sep

Ireland
Zoom

Try a new language - a virtual event to mark EDL

​This event is planned to coincide with the European Day of Languages and will be be the virtual component of the in person event proposed to coincide with Culture Night on 23 September.

As we have done for the past two years, online taster sessions will be offered in a selection of languages.  Members of the public will be able to choose between one or more of ten languages

Contact: dgt-dublin@ec.europa.eu

Short taster sessions - online Members of the public (all ages)
28 Oct

Italy
Lucca

Lucca Comics Festival

The Representation will participate with a stand presenting comic books and graphic novels. Language quizzes and small games will be organised at the stand to promote languages and multilingualism. The festival attracts over 150,000 people overall.

Contact: dgt-rome@ec.europa.eu

Fair General public, in particular young audience
02 Dec

Italy
Rome and Ivrea

Pinocchio Book Touring Exhibition

The FOs' Pinocchio book exhibition will be hosted by Biblioteca Europea in Rome (mid-Sptember to mid-October) and then in Ivrea, which is the Italian Book Capital for 2022.  In collaboration with Biblioteca Europea and EUNIC, workshops and educational activities focussing on Pinocchio will be organised in Rome on 29 September. The collection will be made available for consultation to the libraries' visitors. 

Contact: dgt-rome@ec.europa.eu

Book Exhibition Children and their teachers and families
26 Sep

Italy
Rome - LUMSA University

Trilingual Play

​ A dance named remorse is a play stemming from a theatre workshop by Andrés Suriano. By re-enacting some of the most memorable scenes from Shakespeare, students from LUMSA University in Rome will take the audience on a trilingual (Spanish, English and Italian as a foreign language) journey through the human subconscious.

Contact: dgt-rome@ec.europa.eu

Theatre Play Youth in their 20s.
26 Sep

Latvia
EU House in Riga

Open language classes "European Language Marathon"

​Open mini language classes on languages of Europe taught by pupils from schools specialised in languages.

Contact: dgt-riga@ec.europa.eu

Mini language classes General public (language learners and interested people of all ages)
30 Sep

Lithuania
Alytus gymnasium with French learning students

2022 EDL event in Alytus

The event will consist of three parts: translation contest from/into French for school students, mini-conference on languages and translation and quiz on languages, translation and European Union
Prizes will be offered to quiz winners! 

EDL event in Alytus district for students, focused on French language in the aftermath of the French presidency of the Council of the European Union in 2022.

Contact: dgt-vilnius@ec.europa.eu

Three-part event Children, pupils, secondary school students
28 Sep

Lithuania
Šalčininkai district

2022 EDL event in Šalčininkai district

EDL event in Šalčininkai district for Polish speaking pupils and secondary school students. The event will be held in a venue in Šalčininkai district.
The event will consist of two parts: mini-conference on languages, translation and European Union/European day of languages and brain battle on languages, translation and European Union
At least 6 teams of 6 persons will participate. A professional master of the brain battle will run the event.
Prizes will be offered to brain battle winners!

Contact: dgt-vilnius@ec.europa.eu

Mini-conference on languages, translation and European Union • Brain battle on languages, translation and European Union Children, pupils, secondary school students, youth, public
26 Sep

Lithuania
Vilnius/online

European Language Day in Vilnius 2022

• Radio quiz - be ready to answer questions on languages on the most popular radio stations and win valuable prizes!
• Contest of Drawings on Languages and translation for children - follow information on www.vikc.lt
• Competition of Translation of Songs - follow information on www.vikc.lt
• Brain Battle on Languages (physical)
• Language Taster Classes (physical and online) (registration required, more info will be available later)

Contact: dgt-vilnius@ec.europa.eu

5 part event Children, pupils, secondary school students, youth, public
16-17 Sep

Malta
Various

Żanżan Kelma

A spelling bee competition in Maltese for pupils aged 8 to 10 (category A) and aged 11 to 13 (category B). The first phase will take place on September 16, while the finals will take place on September 17.

Registration is open and free, and can be done online at: https://tinyurl.com/zanzankelmareg.

On the 25th September, an open-air language fair will be held in a public square, involving the participation of speakers of languages from all over the world.

Contact: dgt-valletta@ec.europa.eu

Spelling Bee General public and Schoolchildren (for Spelling Bee)
25 Sep

Malta
Pjazza Sant'Anna, Sliema

Language Fair

A mini-language fair where you can try out different languages, including sign language, listen to readings in various languages, and listen to a live concert.

Contact: dgt-valletta@ec.europa.eu

Language Fair General public
29 Sep

Netherlands
Amsterdam Public Library (OBA)

EDL Speak dating 2022

The event will take place on 29/09/2022 (19:00-20:30) in the Amsterdam Public Library (OBA) and will be open for a broad public. Everybody can try one or more languages offered, including some minority languages. There will be short five to ten-minute face-to-face sessions with professional language teachers and language university students. During these sessions, one can learn a few words/expressions in a new language, get some insights into the European cultures or have a conversation /practise in a language one already masters. The event promotes the linguistic, ethnic and cultural diversity and variety of Europe to foster mutual respect and understanding. It further provides for new friendships and professional opportunities. There will be an offer in 15-25 different languages.

This year, as a novelty, we also offer Esperanto and Ukrainian.

Contact: dgt-hague@ec.europa.eu

Public space event General public, approximately 100-600, depending on the COVID situation
26 Sep

Netherlands
De Nieuwe Liefde, Amsterdam, Netherlands (format: physical event)

Translation contest and workshop to be held during the ‘Vertaaldag’ (Translation Day) 2022

Each year, Verstegen&Stigter organizes the 'Vertaaldag' to underline the importance of translation and bring it to the attention of a wide audience.

This year, DGTranslation will not only hold an EDL information stand, where visitors can get information on multilingualism in the EU and professional opportunities in DGTranslation, but also organizes a translation contest and workshop. The text to be translated is a Dutch poem, entitled ‘Europa, 2022’ and written by the Dutch national poet Lieke Marsman one day after the Russian invasion in Ukraine on 24 February this year. It can be translated into English, French and German. Contributions can be sent in until 8 August 2022. For more information on the translation contest and workshop, the full programme of the ‘Vertaaldag’, and registration for the day programme, please visit the event webpage as mentioned above.

Translation contest and workshop General public with an interest in translation, languages and culture in general. 
29 Sep

Netherlands
EUNIC member locations in Amsterdam (Goethe Institut), The Hague (Alliance Française), Rotterdam (Goethe Institut) and Utrecht (Instituto Cervantes)

EDL fun language classes 2022

The event consists of free sample language classes of approximately 20 minutes for secondary school students aged around 12.

The classes will be given in cultural institutes in Amsterdam (Goethe Institut), The Hague (Alliance Française), Rotterdam (Goethe Institut) and Utrecht (Instituto Cervantes). Each student will get 4 languages classes.

The classes will be preceded by a short presentation on multilingualism and translation in Europe.
Mini-language course 100-400 secondary school students
01 Oct

Poland
Krakow

Open space language game, Krakow

The main 2022 EDL event in Poland. An open space game to be held on 24 September in cooperation with Krakow-based national culture institutes and Ukrainian partners themed around languages and youth. Pre-registered participants will 'travel' from one culture institute to another to perform language- and culture-related tasks, solve riddles, do mini translations from a number of languages, interact with native speakers, etc. The aim of the game is to collect as many points as possible through a dedicated scoring system but, above all, to have a multilingual fun experience, take a try on translation and explore various aspects of youth. Another important goal of this year's project is to include the Ukrainian language and culture and to engage Ukrainian participants.  The event will be an opportunity to celebrate bothe the European Day of Languages and the European Year of Youth.

Contact: dgt-warsaw@ec.europa.eu

Public space event Young people, General public
24-25 Sep

Poland
Łódź

European Comic Book

Another edition of the European Comic Book produced by the REP in Warsaw and DGT FO. The main focus of this year's edition will be migration and acceptance for minorities. As in previous years the comic will include some language-related components, highlighting in prticular the role of  translation and translators in the support for migrants.  The comic book will be officially presented at the Comic and Games Festival to be held in the city of Łódź on 24-25 September 2022 with some language promotion activities, such as mini quizzes and riddles staged at the European Commission's stand. 
One of the goals of the project is to show the role of translation to general and young public (the publication has become very popular in PL and is distributed in huge numbers) and the community of gamers and comic lovers.

Contact: dgt-warsaw@ec.europa.eu

Fair General public
06-26 Sep

Portugal
Representations' Social Media Facebook and Instagram.

Online quiz on Europe and its languages

Online quiz on Europe, European Languages and translation. The questions will be posted in Representations' Social Media Facebook and Instagram. Daily winners are randomly selected among correct answers and prizes are sent by mail: Earbuds, T-Shirts, bags, bottles etc. More information here: https://portugal.representation.ec.europa.eu/events/passatempo-sobre-eur...

Contact: dgt-lisbon@ec.europa.eu

Online quiz Social media users (younger people in Instagram)
24-26 Sep

Portugal
Coimbra, Parque Verde, margem esquerda

EDL Language Fair in Coimbra

3-day fair of languages and culture of European countries organised in partnership with Europe Direct Coimbra, EPLO and Municipality of Coimbra. Other municipalities, public libraries and schools will also take part in the activities. The fair will feature info points for each participant, including DGTranslation, Europe Direct Coimbra, European Parliament, Coimbra City Hall, schools and possibly the university. There will be a central stage where entertaining activities will take place: theatre, music, storytelling, etc. DGTranslation proposal includes travelling multilingual exhibition The Little Prince, including a theatralised reading of the story and a space of free reading opened to the public, in any of the languages of the exhibition. The play "Pi-Pan-Pin - três histórias assim-assim" based on the stories Pinnochio, Peter Pan and Pippi Longstocking will be another highlight on Sunday afternoon. At DGTranslation stand, a quiz on Europe and European languages will be proposed to visitors. On Monday 26 September, European Day of Languages, an official ceremony will celebrate the day. More information here: https://portugal.representation.ec.europa.eu/events/encontro-europeu-das...

Contact: dgt-lisbon@ec.europa.eu

Fair General public, schools, youngsters, families
23 Sep

Portugal
Multicultural festival in Lisbon

EDL for unusual suspects

A multicultural festival dedicated to youth, inclusion and diversity will be the opportunity for European Institutions to reach out to unusual suspects: more precisely underprivileged youngsters from immigrant background or belonging to ethnic minorities. This event is organised in partnership with a local association ("A Mensagem de Lisboa") by DGTranslation FO, the Representation, Europa House and EPLO and will be an opportunity to present Europe from a different angle. More information here: https://portugal.representation.ec.europa.eu/events/festival-juvenil-em-...

Contact: dgt-lisbon@ec.europa.eu

Fair Young students from underprivileged neighbourhoods
23 Sep

Portugal and Spain - cross border event
online

Online event for schools - the languages of the border

As the traditional online event for schools, this year's subject will be the languages from the border between Portugal and Spain. The online seminar is organised by DGTranslation FOs in both countries with the help of the respective Representations. There are at least 5 different minority languages spoken in border regions with influences from both Portuguese and Spanish. The presentations of each language will have the form of mini-language courses, explaining the features of the language and showing small sentences. The associations representing each language will make the presentations. At the end, children from each of the communities will read a small part of "The Little Prince" in each of the languages presented.
More information here: https://portugal.representation.ec.europa.eu/events/seminario-em-linha-l...

Contact: dgt-lisbon@ec.europa.eu

Conference/ Seminar Secondary Schools
01 Sep

Romania
various locations across Romania and online

European Month of Languages

Throughout the entire month, there will be a series of events with traditional partners: together with EUNIC Romania, an EDL radio competition (Radio Cluj) and online media campaign as well as a treasure-hunting tour of the participating cultural institutes; a LinguaFEST online competition promoted in SoMe, also linked with the EYY and ELL in partnership with Erasmus+ Romanian Agency; from Sept 20-30, the LinguaTEST language quiz funded by the EC Rep; a physical public space event with language games for primary and secondary-school children will take place on September 2 and 3 at Eforie Colorat/Cinemascop Festival. Physical/online/hybrid events in various cities in partnership with Europe Direct centres, including language and translation contests, will target audiences from secondary school to university students.

Contact: dgt-bucharest@ec.europa.eu

Other (specify) public space events, online quiz, radio contest and online events all
26 Sep

Slovakia
online

LingvaKvíz 2022

LingvaKviz 2022 is the third continuation of a successful online language quiz. This year you can discover some new features, such as image and sound-based questions, animations and notifications for app users. Fifteen highest score participants can look forward to some very interesting prizes. The quiz is open to everybody and it will be launched on the 26th of September. More information will soon be published on : LingvaKvíz (lingvafest.sk)

Contact: dgt-bratislava@ec.europa.eu

Online quiz General public
29 Sep

Slovakia
online, ZOOM

EDL online 2022

EDL online 2022 will take place on the 29th of September. It will consist of presentations and interactive workshops that highlight the importance of intercultural understanding and languages.
The goal of this online event is to promote foreign language learning including minority languages, but also to strengthen the knowledge of one's own mother tongue. Special attention will be given to the inclusion of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds and to presenting ideas for their talent development opportunities.
The target audience of EDL online are language teachers and pupils from primary and secondary schools. More information on registration and programme will soon be published on : https://www.statpedu.sk/sk/aktuality/

Contact: dgt-bratislava@ec.europa.eu

Workshop language teachers and pupils of both primary and secondary schools
22-23 Sep

Slovenia
Cinema Bežigrad/Online; House EU

EDL Language festival

The traditional (7th) Language festival, organised together with the youth centre Etnika will be dedicated to the celebration of linguistic and cultural diversity, with special emphasis this year on aspect of European Year of Youth.

On 23rd September two sessions for primary school students (classes 1-5 and 6-9) will take place in Cinema Bežigrad . The dynamic and varied program will include interactive presentations, games, songs and dances in various languages and short presentations of lesser-known languages. The program will include many interactive activities, such as a language quiz. At the same time thanks to joining Zoom platform, the schools from all over the country will be able not only to watch online broadcasting but also to actively participate and be directly part of the festival happening, co-creating thus unique online part of the program. Part of the program will be prepared and recorded in advance (e.g. student performances or a presentation of a special class), making it this way EDL mini-project in itself.

Moreover, several short presentations of lesser-known languages and interactive language happenings will be organised in the EU House on 22nd September for kindergartens. The wheel of fortune and other games will be available to visitors in front of the building.

Contact: dgt-ljubljana@ec.europa.eu

PUBlic space event School students aged 8-15 (two different sessions will be organised - one for the younger and one for the older group), primary school teachers

On 22nd September event - preschool children and their teachers.
21 Sep

Slovenia
Picnic resort Orehov gaj (suburbs of Ljubljana)

EDL Open Air Working Day

The event will cover the following highlights:
Language awards (National Language Awards and European Language Label);
panel discussion on national projects in the field of language education;
EUNICs institute cooperation and workshop on Translating challenges in Youth Literature.

The event will start with welcome speeches by the Head of the EC Representation in Slovenia and the high representatives of The Ministry of Education, of the National Education Institute (national EDL contact point of Council of Europe) and of the national Erasmus+ agency (CMEPIUS).

In the first part, the Field Officer and the representative of Ministry of Education will lead broad panel discussion on important national projects in the field of language education and promotion of languages (Languages Matter; The Listiac project (Linguistically Sensitive Teaching in All Classrooms);The Challenges of Intercultural Coexistence project; OBJEM;https://lezdrugimismo.si/;Sirius).

The first part will be concluded by the first leg of award ceremony as the main EDL event in Slovenia. It will include presentations of 10 best multilingual school projects with the award ceremony of National Language Awards awarded by the National Education Institute.

This will be followed by working break where participants will be visiting different stands (10-15).

Also this year EDL will further strengthen the cooperation with EUNICs (7 in country); they will each be given a stand to present different content during this working break (on-spot short languages courses, country and language information etc.).

The second part will start with the second leg of award ceremony. The national Erasmus+ agency (CMEPIUS) will give an overview of Erasmus+ achievements and perspectives with a focus on language promotion. The selected projects will be awarded the European Language Label 2022 for the first time after 2019.

The second part will conclude with the workshop on Translating Challenges in Youth Literature. Very famous national writer and translator for youth literature, who is also popular stand-up performer, will be moderating the workshop. 

Contact: dgt-ljubljana@ec.europa.eu

PUBlic space event Teachers and students of the winning and other schools, members of public administration, General public 
23 Sep

Spain
Institut Français de Madrid

Mega Speak Dating of EUNIC Spain at the Institut Français de Madrid (EUNIC Spain)

EUNIC Spain Speak Dating, this time in the courtyard of the Institut Français, gives the public the opportunity to experience more than one language in a very enjoyable way: sit down and learn the language of your choice with a teacher, when the bell rings it's time to move on to the next language. 
Languages offered: Finnish, French, Portuguese, Greek, Romanian, German, Slovenian, Czech, Hungarian, Polish.

Contact: dgt-madrid@ec.europa.eu

  General public
29 Sep

Spain
Madrid Rep or Instituto Cervantes Headquarters

Young people translate... and help the community

Gathering of young people who frequently use several languages and act as translators and interpreters to help their families or members of their community with their integration into Spanish society, or who participate in social volunteer projects thanks to their knowledge and interest in languages. The idea is to make a short recorded presentation (video clip) of each of the young people and then organize a public discussion with them, with professional translators and interpreters and with the public on use of languages and translation as a process.
For the selection of the young people we will count on the help of the most important associations in Madrid (and in other big cities) of the most representative communities of foreign residents: Moroccans, Romanians, Polish, English, Chinese, Bulgarians, Ukrainians, etc.

Contact: dgt-madrid@ec.europa.eu

Workshop Young people and General public
28 Sep

Spain
Madrid Rep

Hablemos claro: clear language, transparency and democracy

Public debate with Cristina Carretero, Iria da Cunha, Julio Fuente and Blanca Travado, Spanish plain language specialists, members of the group of experts collaborating with the Spanish Language Department at DGTranslation and the Clear Writing team. 

Contact: dgt-madrid@ec.europa.eu

Conference/ Seminar General public
25-30 Sep

Spain
online

Instagram filter

Contact: dgt-barcelona@ec.europa.eu

Test your knowledge about languages and multilingualism with the quiz of the EDL Instagram filter during the EDL week (25.09. - 30.09). The quiz will be available in Catalan, Spanish and English and promoted through the Instagram account of the Barcelona Representation.
Instagram quiz General population, especially young people
26 Sep

Sweden
Europahuset

European Day of Languages Event for Language Teachers

Inspirational Seminar and Display of Resources 

Contact: dgt-stockholm@ec.europa.eu

Conference/ Seminar Language teachers in Sweden
27 Sep

Sweden
Europahuset

EDL Café 2022

The annual EDL Café open to language classes in the Stockholm region in the company of their teacher. 20+ mini language courses on offer, incl. a quiz.

Contact: dgt-stockholm@ec.europa.eu

Public space event Pupils in grades 7-12
06 Jun

Sweden
Europahuset

National EDL Competition

The jury will decide on this year's theme for the competition. Last year there was grammatical flashcards illustrated by the competitors.

Contact: dgt-stockholm@ec.europa.eu

Competition All pupils in grades 7-12 in Sweden
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