The British-Irish Council Indigenous, Minority and Lesser-Used (IML) Languages work sector held its fifth Ministerial meeting today, hosted by the Isle of Man Government. Ministers were welcomed by Graham Cregeen MHK, Minister for Education, Sport and Culture on behalf of the Isle of Man Government.
Ministers and officials from across the eight BIC Member Administrations will meet this week on the Isle of Man for a Ministerial level meeting of the British-Irish Council Indigenous, Minority and Lesser-Used (IML) Languages work sector, the fifth such meeting held since the formation of the Council in 1999. The IML Languages work sector is led by the Welsh Government and has proved a constructive and unique forum for facilitating evidence exchange and practical collaboration since it was established.
The British-Irish Council (BIC) held an Early Years Policy Ministerial meeting today, hosted in Tŷ Hywel, Cardiff by the Welsh Government. Ministers approved the Forward Work Plan of the sector.
The meeting was chaired by Julie Morgan AM, Deputy Minister for Health & Social Services in the Welsh Government. Deputy Minister Morgan welcomed Ministers and Officials from across the eight Member Administrations of BIC to Cardiff, emphasising the critical importance of successful early years policy to providing children with the best start in life.