The Governing Board of the European Centre for Modern Languages met on the ECML premises in Graz on 9-10 October. Turnout became another time very excessive with 32 individuals representing 27 of the 33 member states of this Partial Agreement. The Bureau offered the broader Governing Board with a Recommendation for the impending ECML Programme 2020-23 – Inspiring innovation in language schooling: converting contexts, evolving competences. The Recommendation, which proposes a program of nine development projects complemented with the aid of 12 ability-building sports, becomes judged as progressive, comprehensive and enormously applicable to wishes in member states. It turned into unanimously adopted.
As a clean sign of bolstered cooperation between the ECML and language policy within the Intergovernmental Programme, one of the improvement initiatives focusing on approaches in which migrant and refugee youngsters’ linguistic competencies are assessed after they input faculty systems – a topic which aligns carefully with the broader educational goals of the Council of Europe – could be recommended to the CDPPE for inclusion in the Ordinary Budget. This could allow all 50 states who are a party to the European Cultural Convention to take part in project-associated activities, such as the significant workshop held in Graz.