Sunday, 25 December 2011

Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year

CELAN wishes all Blog readers, contributors and visitors a peaceful Christmas season and a healthy and wealthy New Year 2012!

Curious how to say these wishes in other languages? For a polyglot Merry Christmas click here. And the Happy New Year can be found here. ENJOY!

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Multilingualism for jobs mobility, but not only

On November 17, the Council of the European Union issued conclusions on language competences to enhance mobility. In the document the Council not only addresses multilingualism for jobs mobility but also mentions the importance to foster better use of language competences as a mean of increasing the competitiveness of EU business, and especially that of small and medium-sized enterprises. In this context, the Council welcomes the work of the Business Platform for Multilingualism of which EMF is a member of the Steering Committee, and invites the European Commission to further pursue its support and stakeholder initiatives of this kind.

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Monday, 5 December 2011

CELAN at the LILAMA conference in Brussels

The LILAMA Network, Linguistic Policy for the Labour Market, hosted on November 24th the conference Europe 2020: Language Policy and Training Impact on EU’s Employability and Competitiveness”. 
The Network launched its best practice guide on language policies for the labour market and training initiatives to boost employability. LILAMA also delivered policy recommendations useful for the next generation of EU programs scheduled for 2014-2020.
CELAN was invited to take part in the conference and present the result of its first working package. Mirela Mazalu from EUCA showed what the CELAN questionnaire unveiled about the language needs of European businesses.