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28 July 1989, when adopted by Council of Ministers of Education, as a programme of European Community under the auspices of European Commission (EC), promoted by 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 LEONARDO DA VINCI while all other activities combined with European Community Action Scheme for the Mobility of University Students (ERASMUS) and Community Programme in Education and Training for Technology (COMETT) in one large Community education and higher education programme, 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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'Action I' Promotion of in-service training of foreign language teachers. 'Action II' Development of inter-university cooperation networks to promote the learning of foreign languages in universities and develop initial training and preparation of foreign language teachers. 'Action III' Development of foreign language teaching and learning in economic life. 'Action IV' Promotion of exchanges between young people undergoing professional, vocational and technical education. 'Action V' Complementary measures, in particular supporting structures to coordinate and implement the programme. Action II is administered by ERASMUS. Included in these 'Actions': study periods for foreign language teachers in the country where that language is spoken; study periods of at least 3 months for foreign language students, similarly; measures for learning business use of languages for small and medium-sized enterprises; promotion of exchange programmes for young people undertaking vocational training or non-compulsory secondary education.


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Relations with 5 non-governmental organizations.
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Members in 15 countries
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Subjects *

  • Education
    • Education
    • Educators
  • Language
    • Languages

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 4: Quality Education



Last News Received

1. Jun 1994
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** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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