European Bureau for Lesser-Used Languages


European Bureau for Lesser-Used Languages

The European Bureau for Lesser-Used Languages (EBLUL) is a non-governmental organisation promoting linguistic diversity and languages founded in 1982. The organisation has close ties with both the European Parliament and the Council of Europe, and is funded by both the European Commission and local and regional governmental organisations.

Since its establishment in 1982, the European Bureau for Lesser-Used Languages has been strengthening contacts and mutual co-operation between lesser-used language communities. It has acted as a facilitator in their links and communications with European institutions. Its aim is to continue to speak on behalf of Europe’s 46 million speakers of regional or minority language.

In 2002, after pressure from other NGOs and groups in the Macedonian diaspora, the EBLUL dropped references to "Slavo-Macedonian" in favour of "Macedonian" in reference to some of the groups of Slavic dialects spoken in northern Greece ref|greekhelsinki.

Notes

# [http://www.greekhelsinki.gr/bhr/english/organizations/ghm/ghm_13_03_02.rtf Greek Helsinki - Press Release - EBLUL and Eurolang drop references to "Slavo-Macedonian language" in favor of "Macedonian language" following criticism by Macedonian diaspora and minority rights NGOs]

ee also

*Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities
*European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages
*Languages of the European Union

External links

* [http://www.eblul.org EBLUL- promoting European linguistic diversity, linking language communities]
* [http://www.eurolang.net/ Eurolang]
* [http://www.coe.int/T/E/Legal_Affairs/Local_and_regional_Democracy/Regional_or_Minority_languages/ CoE ECRML ]
* [http://tous-a-rennesle3juin.over-blog.org/ Rennes demonstration 2006 ]
* [http://www.coe.int/T/E/human_rights/minorities/ Council of Europe FCNM]
* [http://www.eurominority.org/version/maps/map-native-people-europe.asp Map of Native peoples, ethnic groups in Europe]
* [http://www.eurominority.org/version/maps/map-european-languages-eu.asp Map of the European languages of the European Union]
* [http://www.unhchr.ch/html/menu3/b/d_minori.htm Declaration on the Rights of Persons Belonging to National or Ethnic, Religious and Linguistic Minorities]
* [http://geocities.com/coberltd/ Cornish Bureau for European Relations - CoBER]


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