Let's celebrate 26 September European Day of Languages together!

Let's celebrate 26 September European Day of Languages together!

Wed, 09/25/2019 - 09:50

 

25/09/2019
On 26 September, Cultural Institutes and Consulates General representing 10 European Union countries, together with Istanbul University’s Faculty of Letters, will celebrate the European Day of Languages. The event will take place between 12.00-18.00 at the University's Prof. Dr Fuat Sezgin Congress Centre. The Deputy Head of the EU Delegation, Mrs Eleftheria Pertzinidou, will attend the event.


Entertaining language activities and games (Speak-Dating, Tower of Babel, Common Words etc.), exciting competitions (European Treasure Hunt, European Language Quiz), surprise prizes and inviting awards (i.e. language course prizes in various European languages) await participants! Furthermore, visitors can check out the stands of 10 EU countries and discover their languages and cultures.

Come and join this free event and discover once again that you know more words in a foreign language than you think and see how close Europe is with their culture and languages!

This year’s event, held in collaboration with the Istanbul University under the auspices of EUNIC Istanbul (European Union National Institutes of Culture) and with the support of the Delegation of the European Union to Turkey, brings together the Consulate General of Bulgaria in Istanbul, the Cervantes Institute, the Goethe-Institut, the Netherlands Education Support Offices-Neso Turkey, the Institut Français, the Istanbul Dimitrie Cantemir Romanian Cultural Center, the Italian Cultural Center, the Hungarian Cultural Center, the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Istanbul and the Sismanoglio Megaro.

 

Venue:

Istanbul University, Prof. Dr Fuat Sezgin Congress and Cultural Center,

İstanbul Üniversitesi, Beyazıt Sk., 34290 Fatih/İstanbul

Date: Thursday, 26 September 2019, at 12.00-18.00

Entrance is free

 

Background

At the initiative of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, the European Day of Languages has been celebrated every year since 2001, on 26 September. Throughout Europe, 800 million Europeans represented in the Council of Europe's 47 member states are encouraged to learn more languages, at any age, in and out of school.  On the occasion of this day, a range of events are organized across Europe: activities for and with children, television and radio programs, language classes and conferences. 

Please visit the official site of EDL to find out more: http://edl.ecml.at/

 

For press inquiries:

Miray Akdağ  - Press Officer for the Delegation of the European Union in Turkey miray.akdag@eeas.europa.eu

M +90 532 624 93 56 / T +90 312 459 88 77