Language Rich Europe framework for language policies and practices
The LRE framework in the form of questionnaires is intended as a practical tool for self-evaluation, for awareness-raising and for motivating key stakeholders to take action. It is envisaged that the results of the research will trigger follow-up case studies which will yield complementary perspectives and data. It is based primarily on EU and Council of Europe conventions, resolutions and recommendations.
These questionnaires have been established in the context of the Language Rich Europe project, co-funded by the British Council and the European Commission under its Lifelong Learning Programme (LLP). Due to this public funding, the resource is available via open acess for any further exploitation. Those who would like to do so are requested to make the following references in any anticipated publications:
- Reference to the co-funding by the British Council and the European Commission under its Lifelong Learning Programme
- Reference to the publication Language Rich Europe: Trends in Policies and Practices for Multilingualism in Europe edited by Guus Extra and Kutlay Yağmur
LRE facilitates self-evaluation in language policies and practices in the following language domains:
- Pre-primary education
- Primary education
- Secondary education
- Further and Higher education
- Audiovisual media and press
- Public services and spaces
The questionnaire covers four language types in the above domains:
- national languages
- foreign languages
- regional or minority languages
- immigrant languages.
It also covers a meta-domain, exploring the availability of official documents and databases on language diversity.
Please select from the available countries to view the overview of country/regional profiles.
The following European countries and regions have participated in the data collection:
Switzerland - Kanton Zurich, Canton Geneva, Canton Ticino