Announcing the 4th Intergovernmental Conference entitled “Achieving Equal Opportunities for All Migrants Through Learning and Assessment: Language and knowledge of society requirements for migrants in Council of Europe member states”.

The conference is co-organised by the Council of Europe and ALTE (member of the ECSPM) on 16 October 2019, at the Headquarters of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg.

The purpose of the conference is to present the results of the survey which was conducted in 2018 by the Council of Europe and ALTE, to map the language and knowledge of society (KoS) requirements as well as the learning opportunities provided for migrants in Council of Europe member states (as a follow-up to the previous surveys conducted in 2007, 2009 and 2013) with a focus on vulnerable groups such as minors, low-literate migrants and refugees. The conference will provide insight into the trends in the migration policies in Council of Europe member states, discuss the implications of increasing use of language and KoS requirements and suggest concrete measures to be taken. You may find the concept note and draft agenda for the conference at: www.coe.int/lang-migrants. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need further information or have any questions/comments.

To attend the conference, please complete the online registration form by 6 September 2019.