Language rights must certainly be included among these basic human rights. Supportinglinguistic diversity forms a part of defending the rights of everyone. This will also open up a channel which can contribute to social well-being and peaceful coexistence.
Throughout Europe, there are hundreds of community-based organisations acting in different fields with the goal of supporting minority languages. The present project proposes to create a meeting for them. It will be the start of a process undertaken by social entities, organisations and specialists to establish a protocol to ensure linguistic equality and present the conclusions in an international event.
The Protocol to Ensure Language Rights (PELR) will be the fruit of a series of discussions over preceding years and a novel foundation for building a new Europe based on equality between language communities. Therefore the protocol which emerges from the Project will be taken to international fora and institutions to allow entities of all kinds to use it to regulate their commitment to language diversity.
The Protocol will be presented on the 17th of December at the Kursaal Palace in San Sebastian. Click here to get your free ticket.