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The Council of Europe's European Centre for Modern Languages

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  10 May 2011

Waldemar Martyniuk*
European Centre for Modern Languages, Graz,


The European Centre for Modern Languages (ECML), a Council of Europe Partial Agreement based in Graz, Austria, has been serving the community of language education professionals in its 34 member states for over 15 years now. This unique intergovernmental centre, integrated within the Council of Europe's Department of Language Education and Policy, offers concrete approaches to the issues and challenges facing Europe's multicultural societies in a period of intensive change and mobility.

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1 Within the Directorate General for Education, Culture and Heritage, Youth and Sport (DG IV), this department includes the secretariats of the Language Policy Division, the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages in Strasbourg and the European Centre for Modern Languages.

2 For more information on the projects in the ECML's current medium-term programme see

3 Language Teaching 41.3: p. 435–443.