Council of Europe
The Council of Europe (COE) is a pan-European organisation made up of 47 member countries. One of the COE's major policy areas is that of language and its Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Its Language Policy Unit is complemented by the European Centre for Modern Languages (ECML).
People from outside Europe, and probably even many European citizens, may confuse the Council of Europe with the European Council, which is a meeting held at least twice a year by the the heads of state or government from the 27 member states of the European Union (2013), an organisation which shares "deeper political and economic integration processes".
- 800 million Europeans
- Education and Languages, Language Policy
- Council of Europe organises a forum on “The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) and the development of language policies”
-  John L. M. Trim "Modern Languages in the Council of Europe, 1954-1997"
- "Do not get confused"
- The Council of Europe and the European Union:different roles, shared values