CELAN, the “Network for the Promotion of Language Strategies for Competitiveness and Employability” has just started its two-year work to encourage dialogue between the business community and language practitioners.
The network’s activities include:
- Research on linguistic needs of European companies / SMEs in different sectors;
- Analysis of existing language-related services and tools;
- Development of on-line applications to support the language needs of business users.
CELAN started its activities by launching a blog for regular updates and interaction with readers inside and outside the consortium. Participating organisations are all members of the Business Platform for Multilingualism or linked to such members. The network will engage in information and awareness raising activities to guarantee a Europe-wide reach-out.
CELAN is co-funded by the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Commission.