AILA’s Cooperation with the Council of Europe Continued

AILA has a long tradition in cooperating with the Council of Europe (EMCL). Now, AILA renewed its Memorandum of Cooperation with the ECML and its Professional Network Forum. Through this cooperation, AILA reaches out and networks with academic communities and language professionals outside its regular scope of exposure.

AILA played a key role when the European Centre for Modern Languages of the Council of Europe originally established its multi-institutional Professional Network Forum (PNF) in 2009. The PNF is a think tank that advises and supports the ECML in its effort to focus its 3-year medium-term programmes by, for example, identifying relevant and burning issues from the perspective of its member associations. It is dedicated to closer international and regional cooperation in sharing and applying relevant research in the field of applied linguistics with a focus on language education and language policy.

The PNF of the ECML is comprised of international associations and institutions that share common values and have overlapping expertise in the field of language education and language assessment. The member associations of the PNF together with further information can be found at