ELEN Press Releases
Experts, international institutions, NGOs and State representatives gathered at the first European Forum for Minorities, held in Brussels on May 6-7th and focusing on Education, Language and the Human Rights of Minorities. Recommendations from the Forum will feed into...read more
The European Language Equality Network has renewed its call for an EU Languages Commissioner and an Endangered Languages Directive. Speaking at the prestigious Forum for Minorities held in the European Parliament on Monday, ELEN Secretary-General Davyth Hicks called...read more
ELEN held its first 2019 Steering Committee meeting in Brussels on Sunday hosted by the Delegation of the Catalan Government to the EU. The Steering Committee was delighted to welcome Representative of the Government of Catalonia to the EU, Ms Meritxell Serret i Aleu,...read more
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 to...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