The rich cultural tapestry of European linguistic diversity is severely underrepresented on digital media and almost completely excluded from the digital services which are usually available in EU official languages. In the digital domain speakers of EU regional and minority languages (RMLs) have fewer opportunities to use their language compared to speakers of major languages. As the world becomes increasingly digitized, many speakers of RMLs are facing a ‘digital timebomb’, as their languages are unable to match the pace of digital development for dominant languages. Unless the rate of digital development and provision is improved for RMLs, and in a language domain where it’s vital to attract young people to the language, speakers of these RMLs will become increasingly marginalized and excluded.
This event, organised by the Digital Language Diversity Project (DLDP), will present newly developed tools and materials designed to empower language communities and to strengthen the digital presence and use of their language.
|09:30-10:00||Walk-in and Registration|
|10:00-10:15||Welcome and Introduction|
|10:15-10:45||What is digital language vitality and why it is important|
|10:45-11:15||How can we measure/assess digital language vitality|
|11:45-12:15||How to improve and promote the digital vitality of regional or minority languages|
|12:15-12:45||Let’s do it: training speakers|
|15:00-17:30||Practical Session: assess the digital development of your language, plan actions, learn new skills|
- From May 8, 2018: Registration
- June 18, 2018: Confirmation of Attendance from Participants
- July 20, 2018 : DLDP Final Dissemination Event
Participation is free of charge but, for organizational reasons, registration is required.