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At the Council of Europe’s initiative, the European Day of Languages has been celebrated every year since 2001 on 26 September – together with the European Commission. By organising the annual celebration, the Council wishes to encourage all 800 million residents of its 47 member states to discover more languages at any age, as part of or alongside their studies. This stems from the Council of Europe’s conviction that linguistic diversity is a tool for achieving greater intercultural understanding and a key element in the rich cultural heritage of our continent.

Together with the European Commission, the Language Centre will organise a weeklong series of events to celebrate the European Day of Languages, offering viewpoints, knowledge, and moments of learning about different languages and cultures, as well as about interaction. To celebrate the day, you will have the chance to familiarise yourself with various materials that support language learning and increase language awareness, follow a panel discussion by specialists in language and learning, attend a virtual main event and familiarise yourself with a new language in the brief introductory lessons.

Explore the weeklong programme and materials for the European Day of Languages.