CELAN – Network for the promotion of language strategies for competitiveness and employability

Descended from the European Business Platform for Multilingualism, CELAN is funded under the Life Long Learning Programme – KA2 PLATFORMS –EACEA N°17/2010. F.W.E., together with 12 other European organisations is a partner in this project. The duration of the project is 24 months. The main objectives of CELAN is to document in detail the actual linguistic needs of companies and employees and to assess to what extent these needs are satisfied by current language provision across different sectors and Member States. The central project deliverable will be an on-line platform providing business users with a guided collection of linguistic support systems (self-assessment, successful practice, instructional modules, etc).

Maryrose Francica attended the kick off meeting which was held in Brussels on the 11th February, 2011. The role of F.W.E. is to seek to realise practical linguistic solutions to the perceived business needs and exploiting the services, tools and resources identified in the project and in WP4, where the main objective is to raise awareness of project activities, in the area of marketing and communication.

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