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Press Conference: EU Official Status for Catalan, Basque and Galician.

18th September 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The European Language Equality Network (ELEN) and its member organisations that represent Catalan, Basque and Galician, will be holding a press conference on Monday 18th September at 16.00 in the press centre of the European Parliament, Brussels.

The organisations will discuss the ongoing campaign for EU official status, the benefits it will bring to their languages and to Europe, and all the other advantages of inclusion as a full EU official language.

In July the Spanish Government issued a proposal calling on the EU Council to make Catalan, Basque and Galician EU official languages. On the 19th September the proposal will be discussed by the EU Council.

Organisations at the press conference:

Òmnium Cultural and Plataforma per la Llengua from Catalonia

A Mesa pola Normalización Lingüística from Galicia

Kontseilua from the Basque Country

Obra Cultura Balear (OCB) from the Balearic Islands

European Language Equality Network (ELEN), the international NGO that works for the protection and promotion of European territorial languages.

Further details will be published on www.elen.ngo

The event can be followed live online at: https://ep.interactio.eu/66e2-hy1p-1w4u

Event Hashtag #EusCatGalEUOfficial

Further details to follow.



18th September 2023
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


European Parliament
Rue Wiertz 60,
Brussels, 1047 Belgium
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