Monday, 27 Sep2021
2021 European Day of Languages: Language competences in the European Education Area
Organised by EU Commission
To celebrate the 2021 European Day of Languages, you are warmly invited to join us for an online conference on Monday 27 September from 12:00 until 14:00 CEST (Central European Summer Time).
This year’s main event will demonstrate the European Commission’s broad support for the implementation of the Recommendation of the Council of the European Union (EU) on a comprehensive approach to the teaching and learning of languages.
Together, we will discuss
- the role of language competences in the context of the European Education Area
- how to boost foreign language learning, including the introduction of a voluntary module to assess the first foreign language with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's (OECD) 2025 PISA report
- how to incorporate language diversity and support literacy in all languages in schools
Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, will launch the event and give an overview of the policy context.