The Riga Summit took place in Riga, Latvia from April 27-29, 2015, and gathered more than 350 participants from all parts of the world, representatives of various fields – businesses, the European parliament, Latvian parliament, technology providers, linguists and researchers.
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The central theme of the Summit was Multilingual Digital Single Market and its multilingual challenge.
In European Union are spoken 24 official languages, and many more dialects and minority languages (for instance Russian language not being official EU language is spoken by more than 5 million people residing in EU as native language and by many more as second language, which makes it the 7th in the list of the most widely spoken languages in EU).… Click to read the full post
The Riga Summit 2015 titled “Shape the future of multilingual Europe” is an event that takes place between April 27-29, 2015 at Riga, Latvia. The event aims to work on the issues posed by the linguistic diversity of the European Union: with 24 official languages used within the EU, multilingualism also creates barriers between nations. Language barriers prevent all European consumers from fully engaging in online activities and restricts access to digital assets, as for many Europeans information is frequently unavailable in their native language. The event is organized by the European Commission Directorate General for Communications Networks, Content & Technology (DG Connect) as well as a variety of stakeholders in multilingualism, like Tilde, META-NET and the European Association of the Language Technology Industry (LT Innovate).… Click to read the full post