We will celebrate the European Year of Skills since multilingualism is one of eight key competences needed for personal fulfilment, a healthy and sustainable lifestyle, employability, active citizenship and social inclusion.
We will connect with some of the European Day of Language events taking place across the European Union (EU) Member States. Young people, teachers and other participants will tell us how they feel about languages and how they influence their life.
The event will be opened by Mr Johannes Hahn, EU Commissioner for Budget and Administration and Ms Sophia Eriksson Waterschoot, Director for Youth, Education and Erasmus+, DG EAC of the European Commission.
We will hold a panel discussion with experts on multilingualism, teachers and representatives of the Spanish presidency of the Council and the European Commission.