30 April 2015

Broad Language Industry Coalition launches Call for Action: The Digital Single Market Must Be Multilingual!

At the occasion of the Riga Summit on the Multilingual Digital Single Market, held on 27-29 April 2015, a broad coalition of organisations representing the language industries came together to sign a Declaration of Common Interest.

The Riga Summit also launched a Call for Action entitled "Multilingual Europe: The Crowning Touch to the Digital Single Market".

The Declaration and Call for Action emphasise the importance of language technologies as key enablers for a truly multilingual Digital Single Market.

For additional media coverage of the Riga Summit, see "Babelitious" in The Economist, "Will the Digital Single Market be multilingual?", "Europe needs a language infrastructure, not just Google Translate" (interview of Jochen Hummel, ESTeam) and "Smaller languages could be lost in the Digital Single Market" (interview of Andrejs Vasiljevs, Tilde) in EurActiv.