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A living language: a language for living – Moving forward

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This is the Welsh Ministers' strategy for the promotion and facilitation of the use of Welsh language.
Practice guidance on incorporating Welsh language consideration into Local Development Plans.
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This Policy Statement builds on the foundations of our strategy, A living language: a language for living, and sets out our policy objectives for the Welsh language for the next three years.

This policy statement incorporates many of the suggestions raised during the Gynhadledd Fawr.  It also takes into consideration various reviews and reports commissioned on the Welsh language over the last 2 years.

The policy statement’s aims to:

  • make the language a normal part of every day life
  • challenge ourselves as a Government, the wider public sector, business, the third sector and individuals to promote the language
  • change linguistic habits using behaviour change techniques from other fields
  • encourage organisations to take more responsibility for the language, plan better and more strategically, and invest in the language
  • increase our investment in the bodies that promote use of Welsh in the community
  • recognise that developing the language goes hand in hand with economic development, and investing specific programmes to support that
  • to ensure the Welsh language is an integral part of technological and digital developments.

Interested parties are invited to submit comments on the draft policy statement by 11 July 2014 by contacting the Welsh Language Unit on