Motion for a resolution - B8-0182/2018Motion for a resolution

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the use of European languages in secondary school education


pursuant to Rule 133 of the Rules of Procedure

Angel Dzhambazki


Motion for a European Parliament resolution on the use of European languages in secondary school education

The European Parliament,

–  having regard to Rule 133 of its Rules of Procedure,

A.  whereas encouraging language learning and linguistic diversity in Europe is an essential means of promoting culture and ensuring adherence to EU law;

B.  whereas guaranteeing the right to freedom of movement, employment and learning in Europe is of vital importance for the single market;

1.  Believes that denying secondary school pupils the possibility of taking examinations in an EU minority language is discriminatory and undermines the basic principles of the European Union;

2.  Takes the view that schools should adapt their teaching methods in order to engage constructively and positively with children’s different language backgrounds and hence permit all pupils to thrive at school;

3.  Considers refusing to let an EU minority language be used in secondary school examinations to violate Article 46 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) concerning measures required to bring about freedom of movement for workers, Article 165(1) and (2) TFEU and Article 3 of Directive 77/486/EEC on the education of the children of migrant workers.

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