Vulnerable Languages and Linguistic Varieties in Serbia

European Day of Languages (September 26)

The European Day of Languages, established by the Council of Europe in 2001, is observed on September 26th. This important day serves to promote language learning throughout Europe, both within and beyond formal educational settings, while also celebrating linguistic and cultural diversity.

Research conducted by members of the VLingS project has revealed that, in Serbia, only some of the languages encompassed by the project are incorporated into the school curriculum, in a small number of schools. These languages include Romani, Vojvodina Rusyn, and Vlach. Regrettably, for other languages like Aromanian, Banat Bulgarian and Ladino, this opportunity does not exist. Learning minority languages outside of the school system is an even rarer occurrence.