Creative synergies at institutional level in the pursuit of common goals

To ensure creative synergies at institutional level in the pursuit of common goals CercleS cooperates actively with European organisms:

The European Centre for Modern Languages (ECML)

The European Centre for Modern Languages is an Enlarged Partial Agreement of the Council of Europe [1] that was established in Graz, Austria in 1994, and which currently has 35 member states. Situated at the interface between policy, research, teacher education and practice, the ECML’s activities are articulated in a series of four-year programmes. Individual members of CercleS have contributed to a wide range of ECML projects and to its training and consultancy service. CercleS is a member of the ECML’s Professional Network Forum, which brings together international associations and institutions that share common values and have overlapping expertise in the field of language education and assessment.

An overview of the ECML’s work in language education from 1994 to 2021 is available here.

Several members of CercleS are involved in a project with ECML and CercleS is an associate partner of the ECML project “CEFR Companion Volume Toolbox – VITbox”.

In addition, CercleS has two delegates who regularly participate in ECML events.

Please find below the ECML publication: “Rethinking language education after the experience of Covid”


ECML Rethinking language education after the experience of Covid.pdf

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Please find below a report by Libor Štěpánek, who attended the ECML colloquium on 13-14 December 2022 as the CercleS ECML representative.


Report ECML colloquium 13-14 Dec 2022 - Libor Štěpánek

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The European Language Council (CEL/ELC)

The European Language Council actively promotes European co-operation between institutions of higher education in the area of languages.

CercleS and its partners (with whom it signed memoranda of cooperation) share information about activities of common interest, exchange expertise and support participation in workshops and projects. They may also plan joint activities.

[1] For more information about the Council of Europe, please see this informative text written by Prof. D. Little:


Council of Europe - Information Document

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