European Language Label 2018 – Call for Entries!
The European Language Label 2018 is now open for entries! We are looking for creative, innovative and inspirational language learning projects and initiatives to apply.
The European Language Label awards are open to all fields of education and training, and both accredited and non-accredited learning initiatives are encouraged to apply – no project is too big or too small. You may be from a football team, university, community group, school, youth group, company, or choir – we want to hear your stories of how you’re bringing language learning to life!
The aim of the European Language Label is to highlight and reward innovative initiatives in the realm of language teaching and learning. It also function as a stimulus to uncover and disseminate results of initiatives in the field, while promoting public interest in improving language skills.
To date Léargas has awarded approximately 90 European Language Label Awards to a variety of educational, training and community groups and language teachers, learners and ambassadors. Last year’s winning projects included TG4 Foghlaim, Justisigns sign-language initiative and the Healthcare English Language Programme.
In 2018, applications for the European Language Label must support one or more of these categories:
These categories support the aims and priorities of the European Language Label, while also supporting the four goals set out in the Department of Education and Skills’ Language Strategy Languages Connect 2017-2020. The Digital Schools Strategy is also supported in Category 6.
All entries must be submitted by Monday 30 April 2018. The award ceremony will be held on Tuesday 25 September 2018. All winners will be presented with a European Language Label award and certificate.
For more detailed information and terms and conditions, please read the Competition Guidelines.
You can apply online now and remember to get your entries in by Monday 30 April!
The European Language Label is coordinated by the European Commission and in Ireland is managed by Léargas. The label recognises outstanding achievement in the teaching or learning of languages. European Language Label awards are prestigious and presented at a public ceremony in September each year. Previous winners have said that “receiving external validation from such a respected organisation was a huge boost for the organisation and our team”. The European Language Label is not limited to European languages; teaching or learning of any language can be considered.
If you’re interested in finding out more about previous award winners, you can search the database of winners here.
Congratulations to all winners! We are also very proud that @EurodeskIreland multiplier @ywitipp received a Honorable Mention for their #TTM2017 event! Well done to @PaulineTRYS & @ywitipp team! @Leargas @ywirl @NCGEGuidance @SpunOut @Crosscare1 @YMCAIreland @nycinews @DCYAPress https://t.co/mezQNe64Vb— Eurodesk Ireland (@EurodeskIreland) April 19, 2018
Congratulations to Leon, who is travelling to Poland in today to undertake an Erasmus+ programme. He is the first person to have engaged with homeless services to take part in such a programme.— Peter McVerry Trust (@PMVTrust) April 18, 2018
Everyone at Peter McVerry Trust is very proud of Leon. https://t.co/luopFWJX71 pic.twitter.com/vAEnhwl9rG
*Cross-border peace seminar: Friday 20th April* This event will introduce participants to the EPALE website which was set up by the EU to share good practice across Europe and help build transnational relations. For more information and to register visit: eventbrite.ie/e/supporting-y… Retweeted by Léargas
@cbiggerpicture @languages_ie @OVFLanguages @PDST_MFL Hi @cbiggerpicture, the Léargas award is for Republic of Ireland initiatives only but the European Language Label takes place across Europe. Unfortunately it seems the UK is not participating right now but you can see the list at ec.europa.eu/education/info…
@Davismallow @sportdaviscol proudly displaying our @EUErasmusPlus #flag with arrived in the morning Thank you for all the support and help @Leargas @Leargas_etwinn @dublin_anne @lourennemo @lourennemo @eTwinningEurope @SeanKellyMEP pic.twitter.com/Umr1IVMOFe— Ronan O' Sullivan (@Sullyincork) April 12, 2018