Report by the EU Commission's working group "Languages in Education and Training" on ICT and language learning and teaching CLIL and CALL report_July.2014.pdf

The Online Linguistic Support provides participants in Erasmus+ long-term mobility activities (Key Action 1) with the opportunity to assess their knowledge of the language they will use to study, work or volunteer abroad. In addition, the Online Linguistic Support gives to a number of participants the possibility to follow an online language course to improve their competences.

European Commission's conference September 2014 for "European Day of Languages"

The new report on citizens' attitudes and behaviour towards multilingualism, foreign language learning and translation demonstrates that Europeans have very positive attitudes towards multilingualism.

What the latest EU surveys tells us about multilingualism in Europe (part II) by Teresa Tinsley:

First European Survey on Language Competences:

Please find below interesting links from the EU Commission working group "Languages for Jobs":

The report of the thematic working group Languages for Jobs September 2011:

The report of the Business Forum for Multilingualism from 2008, entitled "Companies work better with languages". It is available in all official languages except Irish in our catalogue of publications:

Material about the University-business dialogue and cooperation can be downloaded from the Education and Training web site:

The brand new Council conclusions on New Skills for New Jobs:

PIMLICO Study: "Promoting, Implementing, Mapping Languages and Intercultural Communication Strategies in Organisations and Companies" 2010  Languages mean Business campaign

IES Study: "Internationalisation of European SMEs" 2010

European Commission LANGUAGES - All News

The European Framework of Key Competences:

Vocational Education and Training:

Languages for SMEs - WIKI discussion by the EU Commission: Business "sans frontières"!

EUROPASS - create your own language passport online:

A new Eurobarometer has been published that reports on the survey ''Employers' perception of graduate employability''. The findings indicate which skills and competences are valued most by employers. One of the key findings was that, according to European employers, foreign language skills will be the most important and requested skill in the future.

Last December new priorities have been set for the Copenhagen Process and a new plan for VET was adopted. The Bruges communiqué highlights the increasing importance of foreign language skills for getting and keeping a job, for international mobility and for cross-border cooperation.