The mission of DLDP is to advance the sustainability of Europe’s regional and minority languages in the digital world by empowering their speakers with the knowledge and abilities to create and share content on digital devices using their minority languages.
In the short term, the immediate objectives of DLD project are:
- a survey detailing actual digital linguistic diversity in Europe, and in particular the digital fitness of four regional/minority languages spoken in Europe: Basque in Spain, Breton in France, Karelian in Finland, and Sardinian in Italy;
- a Europe-wide applicable training programme targeted to regional and minority languages speakers to guide them towards effective production of digital con-tent and language learning materials in their languages;
- strong, clear and actionable recommendations about what needs and can be done for a language “to go digital”: which are the challenges and difficulties, which areas need to be addressed first, which tools are available; the recom-mendations – named “Digital Language Survival Kit” – will also contain a tool for self-assessing the digital fitness of languages other than those comprised in the case study;
- a roadmap, aimed at stakeholders and policy makers, detailing the institutional and technological challenges as well as the proposed solutions for paving the way to a more widespread use of all European languages over digital devices.