The European Language Label Competition

The European Union Programmes Agency (EUPA) in Malta is currently accepting applications for the European Language Label and the deadline for the competition for 2013 is Thursday 28 March. Details, including the application form, are available on the website at The EUPA is also conducting an information meeting about this, which shall be held on Thursday 14 March 2013, 2pm at the EUPA Hall, Santa Venera.

The European Language Label (ELL) is an award for innovative language-learning projects that creatively improve the quality of language teaching. It is awarded to local and national projects that have found creative ways to improve the quality of language teaching, motivate students, and make the best of available resources. The ELL aims to inspire teachers and learners to adapt innovative and effective ideas and techniques, in accordance to their own needs.

The ELL is open to all aspects of education and training, regardless of age or methods used, with its main focus being to promote innovation in language teaching. By supporting innovative projects, at a local and national level, the ELL seeks to raise the standards of language teaching across Europe. Applications may be submitted by schools, colleges, businesses and other institutions involved in language teaching.

The ELL is coordinated by the European Commission, but is managed on a decentralised level by the EU Member States as well as Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein and Turkey.

These initiatives are funded with support from the European Commission (Directorate General Education and Culture).

Information on the European Union Programmes Agency can be found at the agency website Facebook page https:/ provides continuous updates about activities and initiatives.