Multilingualism – Languages Without Borders

Living and promoting multilingualism is essential for intercultural dialogue, cultural diversity and therefore the successful convergence of Europe. Authors, scientists, experts and journalists highlight different aspects of multilingualism.

What effect does multilingualism have on political, social, spiritual and cultural life? What value does it have for the economy and science? What is the relationship between European multilingualism and the establishment of a Lingua Franca? How many languages are spoken by the Arts? How do you promote multilingualism? What is the connection between the language policy and multilingualism? What does multilingualism look like as a reality experienced in school, at work or in the family? What does multilingualism mean as an aspect of cultural identity? What potential does immigrant language diversity hold?

Features on multilingualism and education, politics, arts and economics deal with these questions. Numerous projects worldwide have also tackled the subject of multilingualism – from competitions for schoolchildren and workshops to the international “Languages without Borders” conference.

    Plea For The First Foreign Language – One's Own

    "When I was still a child ..." The Swiss author and literary scholar Adolf Muschg tackles the subject of "multilingualism".More ...


    You voted: This is our multilingual ambassador!

    11 Questions on Multilingualism

    Successful Lithuanians and Germans tell about learning languages, language in daily life and multilingualism in Lithuania and Germany.


    copyright: Europäische Kommission
    Under the patronage of Leonard Orban, Member of the European Commission responsible for multilingualism