Pilot Projects & Preparatory Actions: Developing a strategic research, innovation and implementation agenda and a roadmap for achieving full digital language equality in Europe by 2030

Deadline :
January 6, 2022 5:00 AM

Brussels time

Project Duration:
Funding available:
€1,000,000
Partners required:
At least 3 legal entities from at least 2 different eligible countries

Funding programme

Pilot projects (PP) and Preparatory Actions (PA) introduce new initiatives that might turn into standing EU funding programmes.

Call overview

This call is a continuation of the pilot project on the digital language equality launched under 2020 work programme.

Call 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. Several studies have found a striking imbalance in terms of digital language technologies. 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.

Call details

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;
  • to strengthen the engagement and dissemination effort towards stakeholders who can contribute to or benefit from the developed agenda;
  • to document stakeholder commitment to the implementation of the agenda;
  • to provide incentives to stakeholders in user industries to implement language technologies based on the SRIA.


Activities to be funded under this topic:

  • cooperation projects; 
  • awareness and dissemination actions; 
  • actions aiming at the creation and improvement of networks, exchanges of good practices;
  •  desk research, consultations, surveys, studies, analyses, mapping projects; 
  • research activities; 
  • project website; 
  • putting together best practice examples, preparation and publishing of ready-to-use guidelines; 
  • financial support to third parties

Eligibility

Only applications from legal entities established in the EU Member States are eligible. 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 Composition

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.

Budget

The maximum grant will be EUR 1 000 000 and the Commission expects to fund 1 proposal. 

Project duration

The maximum duration of the project is 12 months.

Support

Questions and requests for clarification may be sent to: CNECT-G3@ec.europa.eu with a reference to the Call's title CNECT/2021/5038556 – PPPA-LANGEQ-2021.

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Deadline :
January 6, 2022 5:00 AM

Brussels time

Project Duration:
Funding available:
€1,000,000
Partners required:
At least 3 legal entities from at least 2 different eligible countries