Assuring the quality of language assessment practices on the one hand and respecting and valuing the diversity of languages within Europe on the other has been a leitmotif of ALTE's work since its founding two decades ago. Europe thrives on diversity and it is the need to respect and value this diversity while at the same time trying to find a common ground that binds us together.
ALTE members represent some 26 languages across Europe and include all of the major European languages as well as less widely-spoken languages such as Basque, Slovenian, Irish and Welsh. ALTE supports multilingualism through events such as regular conferences and seminars, and also through publications such as the Multilingual Glossary of Language Testing Terms. ALTE also works closely with European institutions such as the Council of Europe and the European Commission and is an active member of Poliglotti4.eu - a project which was set up to promote multilingualism in Europe.