ELEN Press Releases
UN Forum on Minority Issues 2019 (Europe) Education, Language and the Human Rights of Minorities May 6th-7th 2019, European Parliament, Brussels Call for Participants "The rights of linguistic minorities are human rights that must be respected, including in relation...read more
ELEN member organization Plataforma per la Llengua launched the exhibition "The Catalan language: 10 million voices” in the European Parliament in Brussels on Monday 4th March with an address by former Catalan President Carles Puigdemont. The event was hosted with...read more
“Language is core to our identity, it is the carrier of history, traditions, customs and folklore from one generation to another. Without language, no culture can sustain its existence.” Said Ferran Suay, European Language Equality Network (ELEN) President, in a...read more
Language organisations call to remain in EU over “potentially disastrous” effects of Brexit on the Celtic languages.
The European Language Equality Network (ELEN) with its Welsh, Scottish, Irish and Cornish member organisations, has issued a joint statement over the potentially disastrous effect of Brexit on the Celtic languages and are calling on the UK and devolved governments to...read more
Language Equality in the Digital Age: ELEN calls for legislation to ensure digital development for lesser used languages.
"Speakers of lesser-used languages are facing a 'digital timebomb' where their languages are being excluded from an increasingly digitized society," said Davyth Hicks (ELEN) in his presentation of the Digital Language Diversity Project at the European Parliament...read more
The Conference of European Regional Legislative Assemblies' (CALRE) 'Valencia Document' for European cultural and linguistic diversity was launched by the Valencian President Enric Morera last week in the Committee of the Regions. The Document, which was drafted in...read more
The European Parliament has voted overwhelmingly in support of Jill Evans MEP’s (Plaid Cymru) Language Equality in the Digital Age Report, a Report which the European Language Equality Network contributed to. MEPs voted 592 for the Report with 45 against. ELEN will...read more
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