Official recognition of Esperanto as one of the languages of EU citizens
The basics of Esperanto were published in Warsaw in 1887. Since then, millions of people in Europe and around the world, in more than 120 countries, have learned Esperanto. There are also several thousand native speakers of Esperanto. A rich culture has emerged with a distinctive and international literature and songs.
Poland has recognized Esperanto as a cultural heritage, Croatia has honored Esperanto as a cultural asset, Austria maintains an Esperanto collection in the National Library, Hungary has supported Esperanto for decades - there, for example, Esperanto is accepted for language certification at many universities.
We ask for the official recognition of Esperanto as a language of European citizens by the European Union.
Esperanto is a common language of citizens from all countries of the EU. Esperanto encounters bring them together for contact and understanding. The authorities of the European Union are called upon to support this direct communication of the citizens. It is our free choice in which language we want to talk to each other - please recognize and promotion it!