About European Day of Languages
An initiative of the Council of Europe, the European Day of Languages has been celebrated on 26 September every year since 2001. A range of events are organised across Europe: activities for and with children, television and radio programmes, language classes and conferences.
The European Year of Languages 2001, jointly organised by the Council of Europe and the European Union, was successful in involving millions of people across 45 participating countries. Its activities celebrated linguistic diversity in Europe and promoted language learning.
Following the success of the Year of Languages, the Council of Europe declared a European Day of Languages to be celebrated on 26th of September each year.Find out more