The first European Day of Languages took place on 26 September 2001. It was one of the highlights of the European Year of Languages.
On the eve of the closing event of the Year, the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe decided to declare a "European Day of Languages" to be celebrated on 26 September each year. This decision was taken in response to a recommendation by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, which had been actively involved throughout the campaign.
The Committee of Ministers recommended that the Day be organised in a decentralized and flexible manner according to the wishes and resources of member states, which would thus enable them to better define their own approaches.
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