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Comité Permanent de Liaison
des Orthophonistes-Logopèdes de l’UE

Standing Liaison Committee of E.U. Speech and
Language Therapists and Logopedists

SLT Speech and Language Therapy

Speech and Language Therapy is at the intersection of medical, linguistic, educational and psychological sciences and provides evaluation, treatment, support, prevention and counseling for children and adults who have difficulties with communication, speech, eating, drinking and swallowing.

May 2018 Congress CPLOL

The 10th European Congress of Speech and Language therapy organized by CPLOL will be held on May 10 to 12 2018 in Cascais, Portugal.

30th Anniversary Brochure

CPLOL celebrated its 30th anniversary this year. The organization would like to salute and thank the initiators as well as all its members. This brochure is a portrait of the European organisation representing 30 years of involvement for the profession and the professionals.

30th Brochure d’anniversaire en français

Le CPLOL a fêté ses 30 ans cette année et l’organisation voudrait saluer et remercier les initiateurs ainsi que tous ses membres. Cette brochure est un portrait de l’organisation européenne représentant 30 années d’engagement pour la profession et les professionnels.

European Day of Speech and Language Therapy 6 March 2018 : Augmentative and alternative communication

Every year on March 6th, we celebrate the European Day of SLT. It’s the opportunity to inform the public and raise awareness about possible speech-language and communication disorders, about the work of SLTs, about CPLOL and the local organizations.

The voice of European Speech and Language Therapists

CPLOL is the umbrella organization for Speech and Language associations, uniting 32 countries with more than 80’000 professionals across Europe.

SLT develop their competencies

Speech and Languages Therapists are committed to offer the best possible treatment to their patients and strive to stay on top of the scientific development of their profession. CPLOL offers a platform to its associations to provide links to the available courses, congresses, conferences and seminars (CPD).

SLT clinical Practice

The speech and language therapists work with individuals who, because of their disabilities, present or are likely to present problems of integration and adaptation in their family, professional or social surroundings.


NetQues is the acronym for Network for Tuning Standards and Quality of Education programmes
in Speech and Language Therapy across Europe
. It is an exciting partnership of 65 partners representing all 27 EU member states plus partners. The project aims to address the needs of tuning speech and language therapist / logopaedist (SLT) education in Europe through defining educational benchmarks and sharing best practice in teaching, learning and assessment. Read more on

SLT Education

In the European Union, the Education of Speech and Language Therapists is situated on a Bachelor or/and a Masters level and in different faculties. The initial training of SLTs reflects the scientific, professional and interdisciplinary aspects of the profession.

SLT across Europe

European Speech and Language Therapists can move across the borders of EU. As education, professional practice and language are different in the different countries, this can represent a challenge for the profession. CPLOL keeps updated information on EU decisions and legal issues in order to maintain a high quality of the SLT professional practice, for the benefit of the patients in all the countries.

Our Objectives


Our mission is to promote excellence across the profession in Europe and the right to effective communication and swallowing for all.


Our mission is to support European Speech and Language professional bodies and the profession through promoting ethical evidence based practice, setting standards, fostering excellence in professional practice and advocating for people with communication and swallowing difficulties.

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