Thursday, 14 April 2011

Business Platform for Multilingualism Plenary

On 11 April 2011, the members of the Business Platform for Multilingualism held their 5th plenary meeting. Keynote speaker Pierre Mairesse, Director at DG EAC, underlined that access to the labour market is a priority, in particular for the youth, and that multilingualism is an important success factor. The platform members, representatives from business organisations, trade unions, language interest groups and language professionals, discussed about the next steps, amongst them a more transversal approach to languages, and the acceptance of linguistic knowledge acquired informally or non-formally. The platform will issue a report by mid-June that will give an overview on achievements so far and recommendations for the future until 2013.

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