language policies at EU level. Its direct origin is the Business Platform for Multilingualism, initiated in September 2009 by DG Education and Culture. Stakeholders in business - industry representatives, companies, associations, trade unions, language industry representatives etc. - discussed the need for an enhanced awareness of the importance of languages in business. From these discussions stems the core idea of CELAN: create a network that provides language services to business stakeholders. For more information on the Business Platform for Multilingualism, visit the EUCA platform page.