The European Day of Languages was established in 2001, by the European Commission and the Council of Europe, which represents 800 million Europeans from 47 countries. European Day of Languages aims to raise awareness of the wide range of languages spoken across Europe, as well as promoting cultural and linguistic diversity and encouraging people of all ages to learn languages. For more information, click here.

This year, the European Commission Representation in the UK, based in London, has a whole week of events lined up, to celebrate languages, including talks, taster classes and a translation treasure hunt. For a full list of all activities taking place click here. Although the European Commission Representation in the UK will close on 29 March 2019, European Day of Languages will continue to celebrate multilingualism on 26 September in 2019 and beyond.