Developing a strategic research, innovation and implementation agenda and a roadmap for achieving full digital language equality in Europe by 2030

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Programme Name

EU Preparatory Actions

Programme Description

The main objective of Preparatory Actions is to prepare future EU actions in various priority policy fields.

Programme Details

Identifier Code

PPPA-LANGEQ-2021

Call

Developing a strategic research, innovation and implementation agenda and a roadmap for achieving full digital language equality in Europe by 2030

Summary

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.

Detailed Call Description

Building on the results of the first pilot project, in particular the developed SRIA, the specific objectives of this pilot project are the following:

  • to maintain and further define the strategic research and implementation agenda for achieving full digital language equality in Europe by 2030 developed in the first pilot project funded on the basis of 2020 work programme. In particular, the project should define a prioritised list of missing language resources and/or tools for each language covered which are needed to improve the technological support for this language;
  • to strengthen the engagement and dissemination effort towards stakeholders who can contribute to or benefit from the developed agenda. In particular, the project should liaise with all relevant stakeholders through public consultations and on-going dialogues with view to maintaining and refining the agenda;
  • to document stakeholder commitment to the implementation of the agenda. In particular, the project should engage with the relevant policy-making bodies and funding agencies, research, industry and user stakeholders on European, national and regional level to document their interest and commitment in engaging own resources in the development and a later usage/uptake of specific language resources and/or tools;
  • to provide incentives to stakeholders in user industries to implement language technologies based on the SRIA. In particular, the project can provide financing to third parties for elaboration of feasibility studies for concrete LT implementations, the preparation of bestpractices/guidelines for LT deployment for concrete scenarios or for actual deployment of LT for a specific end-user, if these are aligned with the SRIA and help demonstrate the feasibility of specific agenda items.

Call Total Budget

€1000000

Financing percentage by EU or other bodies / Level of Subsidy or Loan

90%

Thematic Categories

  • Information Technology
  • Natural and Cultural Heritage
  • Social Affairs & Human Rights

Eligibility for Participation

  • Central Government
  • Educational Institutions
  • International Organisations
  • Large Enterprises
  • Non Profit Organisations
  • Private Bodies
  • Researchers/Research Centers/Institutions
  • Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)
  • State-owned Enterprises
  • Training Centres

Eligibility For Participation Notes

Proposals may be submitted by any of the following applicants or combinations of:

  • non-profit organisation (private or public);
  • public authorities (national, regional, local);
  • international organisations;
  • universities and academia;
  • research centres;
  • profit making entities.

 Consortium requirements:
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.

Call Opening Date

14/10/2021

Call Closing Date

06/01/2022

EU Contact Point

European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA): https://www.eacea.ec.europa.eu/index_fr

Non-IT related questions should be sent to the following email address: eaceasport@ec.europa.eu

(Publish Date: 14/10/2021-for internal use only)

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