The European Day of Languages (EDL) has been celebrated on 26th September every year since 2001. It is coordinated by the Council of Europe: the European Centre for Modern Languages (Graz) and the Education Policy Division (Strasbourg).
This day acknowledges the diversity of languages across Europe and its aims are manifold:
- alerting the public to the importance of language learning;
- increasing awareness and appreciation of all the languages spoken in Europe;
- encouraging lifelong language learning.
Everyone can get involved in the European Day of Languages, from pupils and teachers to schools and all other institutions. They can participate in an existing EDL event or decide to organise their own activities.