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Information about the ECML

ECML information brochure: English - French


Compendium on cultural policies and trends in Europe

Initiated by the Council of Europe and the European Institute for Comparative Cultural Research (ERICarts) the Compendium is a web-based and permanently updated information and monitoring system of national cultural policies in Europe. Information is provided for 42 countries – Quick Facts, Cultural Policy Profiles, Compendium Grid in 26 national languages, Profiles of National Experts.
Transversal themes focus on Cultural access & participation, Cultural rights and ethics, Cultural diversity, Intercultural dialogue (including the Intercultural Cities Index), Status of artists, International cultural co-operation and mobility.
Two sections provide reports on national language issues and policies (section 4.2.5) and national language laws (section 5.1.9).


Translation of an ECML publication into Spanish

Newby, David / Allan, Rebecca / Fenner, Anne-Brit / Jones, Barry / Komorowska, Hanna / Soghikyan, Kristine (eds.), European Portfolio for Student Teachers of Languages - A reflection tool for language teacher education , Strasbourg / Graz: Council of Europe / European Centre for Modern Languages, 2007, ISBN 978-92-871-6207-6:
- Publication in Spanish: Portfolio Europeo para futuros profesores de idiomas - Una herramienta de reflexión para la formación de profesores , Centro europeo de lenguas modernas (CELM) / Consejo de Europa, Ministerio de Educación. Gobierno de España (trad.), 2010.
- Project website in English - French


Co-operation between Spain and the Council of Europe

Common European Framework of Reference: Learning, teaching, assessment

European Language Portfolios

Educational press

Education (General)

Language education


International Federation of Associations of Teachers of Spanish
Federación Internacional de Asociaciones de Profesores de Español

Association for the Teaching of Spanish as a Foreign Language
Asociación para la enseñanza del español como lengua extranjera

Association of Language Centres of Higher Education
Asociación de Centros de Lenguas en la Enseñanza Superior (ACLES)

International Association of Hispanists
Asociación Internacional de Hispanistas (AIH)

Catalan Association of Teachers of English
Asociación de profesores de inglés de Cataluña (APAC)

Federation of Associations of Teachers of Official Language Schools
Federación de asociaciones de profesores de Escuelas Oficiales de Idiomas

Spanish Society for Language Teaching and Literature
Sociedad Española de Didáctica de la Lengua y la Literatura

Galician Association of Teachers of English
Asociación de Profesores de Inglés de Galicia (APIGA)

American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese


Spanish Government
El gobierno de España

Congreso de los diputados



Spanish Monarchy
Casa de Su Majestad el rey de España

Spanish Universities

Universidades españolas

Instituto Cervantes

Spanish Royal Academy
Real Academia Española

Spanish National Library
Biblioteca Nacional de España

State Museums
Museos estatales

Spanish Education Offices in the world. Ministry of Education and Science
Consejerías de educación. Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia

Spanish Embassies and Consulates
Embajadas y Consulados españoles


Radio stations

Ultimas noticias y Radio en directo: Live online radio and news from Spain



General information



Eurypedia – the  European Encyclopedia on National Education Systems

Eurydice has launched Eurypedia – the  European Encyclopedia on National Education Systems. This online resource presents the education system organisation and recent reforms in Europe. Eurypedia contains more than 5000 articles and covers 38 school and university systems within the 33 countries participating in the EU's Lifelong Learning Programme (all 27 EU Member States as well as Croatia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland and Turkey). All Eurypedia content is available in English and, where applicable, in the language of the country, and is organised by topic and country.

  • Information relating to Spain: English - Spanish  



    Euromosaic study: Support from the European Commission for measures to promote and safeguard regional or minority languages and cultures.


    National relay for the European Day of Languages (EDL)

    The function of a national EDL Relay is to act as a multiplier for organisations, schools and associations, circulating:

    • information communicated by the Council of Europe (for example the press release of the Council on the Day, which the Relays are invited to translate into national/local languages, updates on the website);

    • promotional materials - posters, stickers etc. provided by the Council of Europe every year in significant quantities for event organisers.

    Contact details
    EDL website


    Spain and the Council of Europe in brief

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