European Bureau for Lesser-Used Languages

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The European Bureau for Lesser-Used Languages (EBLUL) was a non-governmental organisation that was set up to promote linguistic diversity and languages. It was founded in 1982 and discontinued in 2010. The organisation had close ties with both the European Parliament and the Council of Europe, and was funded by both the European Commission and local and regional governmental organisations.

Since its establishment in 1982, the European Bureau for Lesser-Used Languages had been strengthening contacts and developing mutual co-operation between lesser-used language communities. The main stated goal of which was to promote linguistic diversity and support diverse communities. It had acted as a facilitator in their links and communications with European institutions. Its aim was to speak on behalf of Europe’s 46 million speakers of regional or minority language.

The European Bureau for Lesser-Used Languages was closed by a decision of its Board of Directors on January 27, 2010. The main official reason given was that "the funding mechanism of such an organisational model [was] not suitable in current circumstances".[1]

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  1. ^ EBLUL Closing Statement

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