Join us in the park in front of Sofia Theatre to have fun, win prizes and learn your favourite words in many languages. Bring your kids, friends, family - let them see the world of opportunities which language learning opens. You can also meet with representatives of the European cultural institutes in Bulgaria and find out the best opportunities for language learning.
Celebrating the European Day of Languages in Bulgaria is an initiative of the network of European Union National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC) and is part of Sofia's Cultural Calendar for 2014. This year the event is organised by:
- Austrian Embassy
- British Council
- Czech Cultural Centre
- Institut Français
- Polish Institute
- Goethe-Institut Bulgarien
- Hungarian Cultural Institute
- Instituto Cervantes
- Educational Department at the Embassy of Spain
- Istituto Italiano di Cultura
- Russian Cultural and Information Centre
- Sofia Development Agency
- Human Resources Development agency
- DG Translation of the European Commission
Europe is rich in languages - there are over 200 European languages and many more spoken by citizens whose family origin is from other continents. Language learning brings benefits to young and old - you are never too old to learn a language and to enjoy the opportunities it opens up. Even if you only know a few words of the language of the country that you visit, this enables you to make new friends and contacts. Learning other peoples' languages is a way of helping us to understand each other better and overcome our cultural differences.
The European Day of Languages has been celebrated since 2001 when it was one of the highlights of the European Year of Languages. The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe decided that this day would be celebrated each year to promote multilingualism.