Take part in the ECML Webinar 4

Take part in the webinar on “A new Council of Europe Recommendation on language education:  challenging  societal attitudes towards language and culture” (22 February 2024, 16:00 – 17:00 CET)

The Recommendation CM/Rec (2022) on the importance of plurilingual and intercultural education for democratic culture is the first holistic recommendation on language education to be published by the Council of Europe. Its scope extends beyond formal education, recognising that successful implementation requires a shift in societal attitudes to language and culture. In the fourth webinar in the series, Terry Lamb (Professor of Languages and Interdisciplinary Pedagogy, University of Westminster; President FIPLV) will explore the ways in which a wide range of stakeholder groups and partners in civil society can collaborate with educational institutions to contribute to this broad and ambitious agenda for change.


In June 2022, the ECML launched a series of 4 webinars on Recommendation CM/Rec(2022)1 on the importance of plurilingual and intercultural education for a culture of democracy, which was adopted by the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe in February 2022.

The first webinar focused on the main messages for decision-makers and first steps for implementation. In the second, David Little provided an analysis of the definition of plurilingual and intercultural education that forms the basis of the Recommendation, while examining the educational and societal challenges that the Recommendation aims to address. The third webinar in the series, featuring Mirjam Egli Cuenat, focused on the importance that the Recommendation places on teacher education. This fourth webinar with Terry Lamb on challenging societal attitudes towards language and culture concludes the series.

Languages: French and English

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