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Opinion of the Committee of the Regions on Multilingualism

The Committee of the Regions highlights that throughout the European Union, the regional and local tiers bear responsibility for the protection and promotion of linguistic diversity.

They are ideally placed to build a constructive partnership with language-teaching institutions in order to devise teaching and training courses that meet specific local needs and demands;

It proposes that all regions be encouraged to set up local multilingualism forums which would monitor local social, economic and educational trends and put forward measures to raise public awareness and motivation in relation to lifelong learning of mother tongue plus two. [extract]

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27/11/2009
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