26th September 2018

written by appi on September 26, 2018 in Archive with no comments
26 September is the European Day of Languages, intended to promote linguistic diversity. This year’s celebrations are linked to the European Year of Cultural Heritage – since languages are the living heritage of Europe.


Statement from Council of Europe Secretary General, Thorbjørn Jagland

“The Commission’s DG Translation’s (DGT) language officers in the Member States are running a series of events throughout the EU in September and October. Organised in cooperation with DG Education, Youth, Sport and Culture and DG Communication, these include:

  • cross-border Skype projects,
    • online quizzes,
    • radio contests,
    • multilingual scrabble tournaments,
    • book exhibitions,
    • multilingual book readings,
    • public festivals,
    • interactive workshops,
    • concerts,
    • games,
    • mini language courses and
    • talks.

Join in via social media

On 2 September, exactly 24 days before the European Day of Languages, DGT launched a social media campaign. Each day, one of the quotations selected for this year’s European Day of Languages poster – different for each language – will be posted on the Instagram, Facebook and Twitter accounts of DGT and DG Interpretation (SCIC). There’ll also be a short video of a DGT or SCIC colleague saying it in their own language.

Join in by responding with a comment or publishing a post or tweet – use the official hashtag #EDLangs

More info

Council of Europe page on the European Day of Languages

Best wishes from Brussels!

Policy Officer”