Other Policy Resources

Resources on Multilingualism

Council Resolution on a European strategy for multilingualism (2008)

The Council invites the Member States and the Commission to strengthen lifelong language learning and promote multilingualism with a view to strengthening social cohesion, intercultural dialogue and European construction.

Communication from the Commission -Multilingualism: an asset for Europe and a shared commitment (2008)

Multilingualism is a value for intercultural dialogue, social cohesion and prosperity. This communication demonstrates how the Commission aims to mainstream language policy to better realise the potential of multilingualism in Europe.

Action plan on language learning and linguistic diversity (2003)

The purpose of this action plan is to promote language learning and linguistic diversity. It defines specific objectives and a set of actions to be implemented between 2004 and 2006.

Resources on Mobility

Council Recommendation ‘Youth on the move’ — promoting the learning mobility of young people (2011)

This Recommendation seeks to encourage Member States to promote the learning mobility of young people and, where possible, to remove obstacles which are impeding progress in this area.

Green paper on Promoting the learning mobility of young people (2009)

This Green Paper seeks to promote organised learning mobility, deals firstly with mobility between the countries currently participating in EU programmes, and it also deals with cross-sector movements from the world of education to the world of business and vice versa.

European Quality Charter for Mobility (2006)

Focusing on the quality aspects of mobility, the European Quality Charter for Mobility constitutes a reference document for stays abroad in order to ensure that participants, both young people and adults, have a positive experience.

Resources on Education

Council conclusions on a strategic framework for European cooperation in education and training (2009)

These conclusions set strategic objectives: making lifelong learning and mobility a reality; improving the quality and efficiency of education and training; promoting equity, social cohesion and active citizenship; enhancing creativity and innovation, including entrepreneurship.

Resolution of the Council on better integrating lifelong guidance into lifelong learning strategies (2008)

The resolution calls on Member States to make use of a set of guiding principles in accordance with national contexts and legislation and with a view to supporting the lifelong career transitions of citizens.

White Paper on Intercultural Dialogue (2008)

The White Paper identifies several key areas where action is required to enhance intercultural dialogue to safeguard and develop human rights, democracy and the rule of law. Intercultural education was one of these areas.

Recommendation on key competences for lifelong learning (2006)

This recommendation proposes a reference tool for European Union countries to ensure that key competences are fully integrated into their strategies and infrastructures, particularly in the context of lifelong learning.

Resources on Youth

Joint Report on the implementation of the renewed framework for European cooperation in the youth field (2012)

The Council Resolution on the renewed framework for European cooperation in the youth field (2010-2018), requires an EU Youth Report to be drawn up at the end of each three-year cycle, to evaluate the progress made and to serve as a basis for establishing a new set of priorities.

Council Resolution on a renewed framework for European cooperation in the youth field (2009)

The Resolution calls Member States to work together, with the support of the Commission and using the open method of coordination, to enhance European cooperation in the youth field in the period up to 2018.

Communication from the Commission on an EU Strategy for Youth (2009)

This communication proposes a new strategy for European youth policy. It adopts a cross-sectoral policy approach to youth issues and strengthens cooperation in policy-making at all levels.