How to use the directory
Searches can be combined using all three search criteria: ‘language’, ‘country’ and ‘thematic area’. Alternatively a free text search can be performed – this will search on any text which appears in the title of the association, its acronym and its description.
As well as retrieving data directly corresponding to the search criteria entered, the directory also proposes other associations which may be relevant – for example a search on a specific language will first list associations focusing directly on this language but will also propose associations working at an international level which are non-language specific (such as the members of the ECML Professional Network Forum), as well other associations working with the language. The aim is to give a wide range of results sorted according to their relevance.
Some examples of use
- associations and organisations wishing to find partners for events, competitions etc, to publicise their activities, to campaign for languages or to seek sponsorship
- project teams needing to carry out a needs analysis in relation to their project focus, to try to involve a wider range of organisations
- language organisations wishing to disseminate an activity, targeting particular countries, regions, types of association etc.
- individual teachers or schools wishing to establish contacts in other countries
Although the interface of the directory is currently in English only the descriptions of the associations are listed in the principal working language/s of the association and its website.
Updating the directory
The directory currently lists only a small proportion of the language associations in Europe. We would be grateful for your support in adding to and updating the directory! If you are a member of a language association and wish your organisation to be added to the directory or information in the database to be corrected, updated or removed please contact us.
Inclusion within this directory does not confer any special status or constitute either an endorsement or recommendation with regard to any of the associations/organisations listed.
The information contained in the directory:
- is solely of a general nature and does not refer to the specific situation of any individual or legal entity
- is not necessarily complete, exhaustive, accurate or up to date
- refers to external sites over which the Council of Europe has no control and in respect of which it declines to accept any responsibility
- does not constitute a professional or legal opinion