Language Action Plan Online Public Consultation

The Council launched its Language Strategy in April 2018. The Strategy commits to establishing a transparent set of principles for promoting, protecting and enhancing the linguistic diversity of the city. There are five language strands within the Strategy:

  • Irish
  • Ulster-Scots
  • New Communities
  • Sign Languages (British Sign Language and Irish Sign Language)
  • Disability Communications

A new Language Strategy Action Plan has been developed. The plan is organised on thematic work streams and consists of immediate actions as well as longer-term actions setting out how the Council will deliver its commitments in the Language Strategy. It identifies both immediate priorities and longer- term goals.

You have an opportunity to provide feedback on the new Language Action Plan by attending a public consultation online on:

27th November, 2pm – 3pm

27th November, 7pm – 8pm

29th November, 7pm – 8pm

30th November, 12noon – 1pm

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