Council conclusions on the European Indicator of Language Competence
Official Journal of the European Union, C 172 of 25.7.2006, p. 1-3

The Council of the European Union reaffirms that

  • foreign language skills, as well as helping to foster mutual understanding between peoples, are a prerequisite for a mobile workforce and contribute to the competitivity of the European Union economy;
  • periodic monitoring of performance through the use of indicators and benchmarks is an essential part of the Lisbon process, allowing good practice to be identified with a view to providing strategic guidance and steering for both short and long term measures of the Education and Training 2010 work programme;

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