ELEN Press Releases
'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
Professor Maria Vicente Mestre, Vice-Rector of the University of Valencia, announced on Friday November 10th that the University will become a member of the European Language Equality Network (ELEN), in an official ceremony in which the Director-General of Linguistic...read more
Valencia is set to become the European capital of linguistic diversity with the European Language Equality Network (ELEN) holding its Annual General Assembly in the city this weekend (10th-11th November 2017). The network represents 45 lesser-used languages with 150...read more
ELEN: Spain should be locking up those responsible for attacking Catalan voters, not civil rights leaders.
ELEN statement to the Spanish Government and European Union on the violence against voters on October 1st and on the arrest of Catalan civil rights leaders. The European Language Equality Network (ELEN) strongly condemns the violence and intimidation against peaceful...read more
The European Language Equality Network is backing the 'Minority Safepack Initiative'. It is a European Citizens Initiative (ECI) that aims to "improve the protection of persons belonging to national and linguistic minorities and strengthen cultural and linguistic...read more
The UN OHCHR Special Rapporteur on the Rights to the Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and Association, Annelisa Ciampi, will be conducting a country visit to Spain in early December. In preparation for the visit the European Language Equality Network (ELEN) and its member...read more
ELEN statement to the Spanish Government and the European Union in support of the Catalan referendum and civil rights.
We, ELEN, the European Language Equality Network, do not take a political position for or against the independence of Catalonia. That’s not within our remit. We hold, though, an unequivocal position in favour of European values and democracy. Our role is to represent...read more