ELEN Press Releases
ELEN proposes new measures to improve implementation of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages
The European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages celebrated its 20th anniversary at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg with a two day high level conference from June 18th to 19th with State representatives, NGOs and experts in attendance. ELEN, represented by...read more
The ELEN Steering Committee was delighted to be invited to Kolozsvár (Cluj/ Klausenberg) for its meeting at the headquarters of the leading Hungarian cultural organization in Transylvania, Erdélyi Magyar Nemzeti Tanács (EMNT) in Kolozsvár. The programme started on...read more
Eurokorrika, the new European project for sponsored races for lesser-used languages, launched at Ar Redadeg – the run for Breton.
The sponsored race for Breton, Ar Redadeg, starting in Kemper on May 4th and finishing on Saturday May 12th in Plougerne, has raised 180,000 euros for Breton language projects. The event also featured a conference on the different sponsored runs for lesser-used...read more
ELEN met with the Valencian President Enric Morera Català in Valencia on May 4th at the launch of the new Language and Cultural Diversity Intergroup that Mr Morera has set up as part of the Committee of Regional Legislative Assemblies (CALRE). The meeting included...read more
Following the demonstration ELEN repeats its call for the immediate release of all political prisoners, the return of those exiled, and negotiations between the Catalan and Spanish Governments. 750,000 marched in Barcelona on Sunday under the slogan, "For rights and...read more
The European Language Equality Network calls on Spain to release all Catalan political prisoners and for the EU to trigger Article 7.
ELEN Statement to Spain and the EU with regard to the pre-trial imprisonment of Catalan leaders and police violence against peaceful voters on October 1st 2017. The European Language Equality Network / La Xarxa Europea per la Igualtat Lingüística (ELEN), the...read more
'Aspects of Irish Language Revival: Local and International Models'. International Conference on Language Legislation. 14th March 2018. St Mary's University, Belfast. The conference, organised by ELEN members Conradh na Gaeilge, will explore aspects of minoritised...read more
The European Language Equality Network calls on the EU and Spain to uphold civil, political and linguistic rights in Catalonia.
The European Language Equality Network / La Xarxa Europea per la Igualtat Lingüística (ELEN), following the Catalan Parliament election held on 21st December 2017, reaffirms the Resolution passed unanimously by its General Assembly held in Valencia in November. ELEN...read more
ECRML 25th anniversary: ELEN calls for closer cooperation between NGOs and governments on Charter implementation
The European Language Equality Network has called for closer cooperation between the NGOs and governments to help the Charter implementation process. ELEN Secretary-General Davyth Hicks was in Strasbourg on November 21st for the 58th Plenary meeting of the European...read more
Kevre Breizh et ELEN, Réseau européen pour l’égalité des langues, au Forum des Minorités des Nations Unies
L’éducation en langue minoritaire est une priorité, selon Fernand de Varennes, rapporteur spécial des Nations Unies pour les minorités. Jeudi 30 novembre et vendredi 1er décembre, Kevre Breizh avec le Réseau européen pour l’égalité des langues (European languages...read more
The European Language Equality Network celebrated a highly successful General Assembly from November 10th to 11th in Valencia, hosted by the leading Valencian language and culture NGO Acció Cultural del País Valencià (ACPV) in the iconic Octubre Cultural Centre, and...read more
The European Language Equality Network calls for the immediate release of Catalan civil society and political leaders
The European Language Equality Network (ELEN), at its General Assembly held in Valencia at the weekend, voted unanimously to call for the immediate release of Catalan civil society and political leaders. The NGO is the international organization for the protection and...read more