Intercultural and political dialogue in Europe is faced with the challenge of linguistic diversity. There are 23 official languages in the European Union and mastering a foreign language is a long and arduous challenge, which requires motivation and reproduces social inequality. Exchanges between primary schools using Esperanto – a logical and easy to learn language – and Internet tools could stimulate interest for language learning and raise curiosity among young Europeans for their neighbouring countries.
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Post written by Laurent Zibell. Laurent Zibell has been an analyst of European public policy since the 1990s, and has established both the political association “Civic Forum” (1995-1999) and the “European Citizens’ Seminars e.v.” www.citizenseminars.euAuthor : Challenge for Europe