Pilot projects (PP) and Preparatory Actions (PA) introduce new initiatives that might turn into standing EU funding programmes.
This call is a continuation of the pilot project on the digital language equality launched under 2020 work programme.
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.
Building on the results of the first pilot project, in particular the developed SRIA, the specific objectives of this pilot project are the following:
Activities to be funded under this topic:
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:
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.
The maximum grant will be EUR 1 000 000 and the Commission expects to fund 1 proposal.
The maximum duration of the project is 12 months.
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.