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Call for project proposals
for the ECML programme 2024-2027
“Language education at the heart of democracy”

This call for proposals is now closed.
This Call for project proposals for the ECML’s next programme “Language education at the heart of democracy” is based on priorities in language education of the Centre’s member states. The ECML would particularly like to encourage newcomers and the next generation of language professionals to benefit from this unique European platform to discuss, communicate and publish innovative ideas and make a genuine contribution towards enriching language education in Europe.

Are you passionate about languages and currently active in the field of language education as a teacher, teacher educator, inspector, researcher and/or curriculum or materials writer?

Are you in a position to identify examples of inspiring practice or relevant research findings?

Are there particular aspects of language education which concern you, for example limited opportunities for the learning of languages other than English, a lack of interest in less widely spoken languages, the place of home languages or of languages in the vocational sector?

Do you have ideas for addressing any of these challenges?

Perhaps you’re thinking about the impact of artificial intelligence on language learning and teaching. Or maybe you are feeling the impact of recent and current crises in your context and on your learners.

Could it be that you are already working on one of these topics at national level?

If so, and you live and work in an ECML member state, then 
this Call
for project proposals from the European Centre for Modern Languages of the Council of Europe (ECML) 

is for you
Read on to find out how you can share your expertise and experience and take part in a truly intercultural, inspirational and transformative learning experience.



This Call is the result of a process of dialogue and negotiation. It outlines a range of current priorities in language education, identified by the ECML’s 35 member states. These priorities will be the focus of the next ECML programme 2024-2027 entitled "Language education at the heart of democracy".

Proposal form 

To submit your project proposal please:

  1. download the PDF form
  2. save the form locally
  3. send the completed form to call@ecml.at by 31 August 2023.

Webinar for potential proposal writers new to the Centre 

The webinar addressed such topics as:
  • how ECML projects are organised
  • what kind of project outputs are envisaged
  • what makes a successful project proposal
  • where to find relevant Council of Europe resources and how to build on these
  • how to find team members

Recorded 12 June 2023

Webinar in English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pN9SpGE7GcQ
Download: powerpoints

Full information

Download the Call document in English, French


Flyer in English and

Launch event for the ECML Call for proposals for its 2024-27 programme

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Any questions? Please contact us at call@ecml.at