International

The Plataforma per la Llengua seeks to ensure that the administrations fully acknowledge use and promote Catalan language and above all guarantee citizens' language rights in the public and private areas and the European institutions.

In the European Union there is no other language that is spoken as much as Catalan that is not an official language of this organisation. Catalan language-speaking citizens, after more than 30 years of repeat demands, have still not managed to have their language recognised with the same status as other European languages of similar dimensions. The Plataforma per la Llengua considers that this treatment is denigratory and degrading and is unprecedented in Europe; all due to the express desire of the successive Spanish governments of the PP and the PSOE.

The Plataforma per la Llengua collaborates with the European Language Equality Network (ELEN), Network to Promote Linguistic Diversity (NPLD) and the Federació d'Organitzacions Catalanes Internacionalment Reconegudes (FOCIR), organisations and platforms that work to promote and defend Catalan language or other minority languages. 

What are the consequences of Catalan not being an official European Union language?

Lines of work:

Official studies and recognition of Catalan in the EU

Objective: to drive ahead in the legal recognition of Catalan in the future Catalan state, in the Spanish state and in the European Union.

Monitoring the enforcement of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages (ECRML)

Objective: to get the Spanish state to honour the agreements signed and ratified in the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages and the European Union to fulfil the agreements related to Catalan language.

Recognition of Catalan in other international organisations

Objective: to achieve greater international projection for Catalan, also through other international organisations such as the United Nations or the Council of Europe.

The international projection of the Catalan NGO

Objective: to improve the status of Catalan language in the international arena by establishing contacts and collaborations with other NGOs, institutions and governments. 

Language awareness

Objective: to create awareness among citizens regarding the gaps in the legal and political recognition of Catalan.