The Centre for
the Macedonian Language in Greece is a local non-governmental organisation
founded in 2022. The primary purpose of the Centre is the preservation and cultivation of the Macedonian language in Greece.
activities are grouped into three core areas: Education, Advocacy
of the teaching of Macedonian standard language to citizens of Greece, via an
the future introduction of the Macedonian standard language as an optional
subject in public schools (primary and secondary) and universities in Greece, located
in the Regions of Western Macedonia, Central Macedonia and Eastern
Macedonia and Thrace.
- Support the future establishment of pedagogical
schools/departments within existing universities in Greece for the development of
local teachers of the Macedonian language, as well as curriculum and teaching
for the recognition of the Macedonian language as a minority language in Greece,
including the ratification by the Greek state of the Framework Convention for
the Protection of National Minorities and the European Charter for Minority
initiatives to protect the linguistic rights of Macedonian speakers in Greece including
the right to use their own language, use their traditional surnames, register
cultural associations, etc.
public campaigns to promote the public use of the Macedonian language in Greece
by its speakers, including the use of traditional toponyms in northern Greece,
alongside current toponyms.
of a digital database of traditional toponyms and identification of local areas
in Greece where the Macedonian language is spoken today.
documentation of the various Macedonian language dialects spoken in Greece today
for archival and research purposes.
of human rights violations and hate speech against Macedonian speakers and citizens
Centre for the
Macedonian Language in Greece