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28 Jul 1989, when adopted by Council of Ministers of Education, as a programme of H-XD0665 - European Community under the auspices of E-XE2442 - European Commission (EC), promoted by U-XF1695 - Task Force for Human Resources, Education, Training and Youth of the European Commission (TF-HRETY), coming under its administrative unit on cooperation in education. Programme expired 1994, since when activities concerned with languages in working life came under U-XF3432 - LEONARDO DA VINCI while all other activities combined with U-XF1973 - European Community Action Scheme for the Mobility of University Students (ERASMUS) and U-XF0534 - Community Programme in Education and Training for Technology (COMETT) in one large Community education and higher education programme, U-XF3116 - SOCRATES Programme. However, in the SOCRATES Programme the term 'LINGUA' is still used to cover language education aspects.


Promote the teaching and learning of foreign languages in the European Community; promote a quantitative and qualitative improvement in foreign language competence among Community citizens.


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Administered by European Commission assisted by U-XE1734 - Bureau LINGUA, in collaboration with the National Agencies in each of the Member States and ERASMUS Bureau. Exchange network involving over 200 inter-university cooperation programmes.


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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 4: Quality Education



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