CEL/ELC Forum 2016

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

The CEL/ELC Forum 2016 titled “Languages and societal challenges. The role of higher education Langues et défis sociétaux. Le rôle de l’éducation supérieure"
will be held in Milan on 1st and 2nd December 2016.
The 18th General Assembly will be held there on 1st December.

The deadline for registration for the forum is 25th November 2016.

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Click here for the updated programme.

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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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CEL/ELC-Forum 2016

The CEL/ELC Forum 2016 will take place in Milan on 1st and 2nd December. The programme has been updated. It includes venues.
The deadline for registration is 25 November 2016.
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