700 Reasons: Reason #227

Reason: 227
Europe's diversity is nowhere clearer than in its languages. But if it is to benefit from that diversity, its citizens have to be able to communicate with each other. Knowledge of languages is part of the basic skills that the Europe of the knowledge society requires; everyone should, as a general rule, be able to speak two foreign languages
Council of the European Union (2002) Detailed work programme on the follow-up of the objectives of education and training systems in Europe (http://europa.eu.int/eur-lex/pri/en/oj/dat/2002/c_142/c_14220020614en00010022.pdf)
Related Keywords:
Communication, Diversity, European Union (EU), Key skills, Knowledge