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Language Equality in the Digital Age

Conference on language technologies and digital equality in a multilingual Europe


Language Equality


Draft Agenda


15:00 - 15:15 Welcome & introduction

Jill Evans MEP, rapporteur for CULT report on language equality in the digital age - presentation of the report


15:15 - 15:45 Statement on the Commission’s work on language technologies

Eric Peters, Senior advisor in the Cabinet of Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society


15:45 - 17:00 Panel: Language technologies in multilingual Europe - towards digital equality

Chaired by Inaki Irazabalbeitia, former CEO of Eleka language engineering company and former MEP, Greens/EFA

  • Delyth Prys, Language Technologies Unit at Canolfan Bedwyr, Bangor University, Wales
  • Maite Melero, Department of Translation and Language Sciences, University Pompeu Fabra
  • Davyth Hicks, European Language Equality Network, Brussels
  • Adrius Valotka, Faculty of Philology, Vilnius University


17:00 - 17:45 Demonstration of technologies

Chaired by Jill Evans MEP

  • Maimu Berezkina, Norwegian Directorate of eHealth, Oslo
  • Dewi Bryn Jones, Canolfan Bedwyr, Bangor University
  • Jens Grivolla, Natural Language Research Group, University Pompeu Fabra
  • Montse Maritxalar, IXA Group, the University of the Basque Country


17:45 - 18:00 Presentation: European Language Technologies – Past, Present and Future

  • Georg Rehm, Senior Researcher, General Secretary META-NET, DFKI, Germany


Closing words, Jill Evans MEP




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