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The CEL/ELC Forum 2016

“Languages and societal challenges. The role of higher education
Langues et défis sociétaux. Le rôle de l’éducation supérieure"

took place in Milan on 1st and 2nd December. Click here for some of the presentations.


With 20 years of policy-making history, our association brings together committed language specialists from around the European continent and beyond to support Europe's language infrastructure, improving societal and individual multilingualism and promoting quality language learning.

Filling a unique niche in Europe's language panorama, the CEL/ELC has unique contact to universities, language institutions, the Council of Europe, and the European Commission, mediating at the various levels to envisage, anticipate and adapt to the future language landscape.

Membership in the CEL/ELC grants institutions and language specialists access to a wide variety of projects and like-minded colleagues in similar language fields, and is open to all institutions of higher education and all national and international associations with a special interest in languages. Additionally, we accept applications for associate membership for individuals.

The association's permanent secretariat is at Universidade do Algarve, Faro (PT).

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If this is your first time visiting the CEL/ELC Website, click the link below to find out more about who we are and how you can get involved with our activities.

CEL/ELC Forum 2016

CEL/ELC-Forum 2016

The CEL/ELC Forum 2016 took place in Milan on 1st and 2nd December. Click below for an article on it. Our pages on the 2016 Forum ("Activities" section of this website) include a programme with links to some of the presentations.

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From projects and working groups to research and policy development, the CEL/ELC works in various fields to enrich the European linguistic landscape. Click below to get more information on our current projects and activities:

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With over 130 members across 30 countries, we bring together language experts from diverse fields to pursue our common goals. Follow the link below to find out more about the different membership options with the CEL/ELC.

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