European Day of Languages

26 September 2013: European Day of Languages

Organised jointly by the EU and the Council of Europe, the European day of languages aims to raise public awareness of the languages used in Europe, to promote cultural and linguistic diversity and to encourage people, schoolchildren and adults, to learn languages.


To celebrate Europe’s language wealth and the importance of language learning, on 25 and 26 September the European Commission will hold, under the auspices of the Lithuanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, a Conference in Vilnius (Lithuania) on “Unity in diversity: languages for mobility, jobs and active citizenship”.

The conference aims at promoting a debate on the role of language competences to improve mobility, job opportunities and participation in democratic life and will focus on the following main themes:

– Language learning for mobility and work

– Translating and interpreting for active citizenship

– Languages in the digital domain


Participation in the conference will be by invitation only.

Interested participants should send an e-mail to asking to be included on the list of invitees.


All details about the Conference “Unity in diversity: languages for mobility, jobs and active citizenship” can be found here:


For further information about the European Day of Languages and how to get involved can be found here: