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Last Updated: 24 Jun 2017

The European Observatory for Plurilingualism (EOP), an organization for mutualization and cooperation between actors involved in plurilingualism, was created during the 1st European Conference for Plurilingualism held in Paris, on November, 24 and 25, 2005.

The EOP brings together around a European Charter of plurilingualism decision-makers, researchers, and representatives of civil society to meet the fundamental European linguistic problems, in their social, economic, cultural and political dimensions. The objective of the EOP is to promote the use of foreign languages and to protect cultural and linguistic diversity, which is an exchange value and a factor of creativity.

The EOP operates in four areas:
Strategic intelligence: looking for the pertinent information
Communication aiming at making different publics sensitive throw appropriate arguments
Resource sharing among the actors of plurilingualism
Mediation aiming at influencing decision-processes

The EOP's means include:
Knowledge base, resource center, website
Bimonthly newsletter disseminated to some 25,000 subscribers
A three-yearly international event : The European Conference for plurilingualism, held in Paris (2005), in Berlin (2009), in Rome (2012), in Brussels (2016) and to be held in Bucarest in 2019.
Targeted actions towards strategic areas such as research, higher education, training and enterprises