Conference results

Many European countries are introducing or formalising linguistic requirements for the purposes of migration, residency and citizenship, and national governments often require language tests or other formal assessment procedures to be used.
This gave rise to ethical and ideological questions and concerns among many language testing experts. For this reason ALTE – in cooperation with the Council of Europe – decided to write a booklet for policy makers and other experts in the field.More ...

1. conference day

The first conference day was dealing with a thematic block on “Examinations” - Development, Form and Differentiation of Examinations, in cooperation with ALTE. The motto of the day was 'fairness'.More ...

2. conference day

Mit dem Themenkomplex „Herkunftssprachen – Bedeutung und Integration von Herkunftssprachen“, beschäftigte sich der zweite Konferenztag, in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Institut für Deutsche Sprache. Russisch und Türkisch sind die meist gesprochenen Herkunftssprachen in Deutschland.More ...

3. Posters

In a number of European countries in recent years there has been a shift towards more rigorous conditions for those seeking to apply for citizenship. One of the new conditions for obtaining citizenship is language proficiency. These posters illustrate the situation regarding language and integration.

Download SymbolGermany PDF, 727 KB
Download SymbolDenmark PDF, 715 KB
Download SymbolCzech Republic PDF, 729 KB
Download SymbolBulgaria PDF, 721 KB
Download SymbolItaly PDF, 807 KB
Download SymbolLuxemburg PDF, 736 KB
Download SymbolNetherlands PDF, 658 KB
Download SymbolNorway PDF, 790 KB
Download SymbolUnited Kingdom PDF, 864 KB


Picture gallery:
Opening September 17th 2009 (35 pictures)
First conference day, Friday, September 18th 2009 (42 pictures)
Second conference day, Saturday, September 19th 2009 (22 pictures)

    Multilingualism – Languages without borders

    What effect does multilingualism have on political, social, spiritual and cultural life? What value for the economy and science?


    With texts, sound reports and photos, reporters cover four selected projects within the “Multilingualism – Languages without Borders” initiative.