The main objective of Preparatory Actions is to prepare future EU actions in various priority policy fields.
The European Union has 24 official languages, in addition to many regional languages, as well as those of minorities, migrants and important international trade partners. Only a few languages (such as English, French and Spanish) are well supported in the digital domain, while more than 20 official languages as well as regional and minority languages are considered to be in danger of digital extinction. European human language technologies have the potential to overcome this linguistic divide in the digital sphere, but need a strategic research and implementation agenda (SRIA) and roadmap defining tools, processes, actions and actors that need to be involved.
Building on the results of the first pilot project, in particular the developed SRIA, the specific objectives of this pilot project are the following:
Proposals may be submitted by any of the following applicants or combinations of:
In order to be eligible, a proposal must be submitted by a consortium composed of at least 3 legal entities from at least 2 different eligible countries.