EU Funding Opportunities

Two main funding programmes address Language Technologies: Horizon 2020 (ICT Work Programme) and CEF-Connecting Europe Facility.

The Work Programme for H2020 2018-2020 will contain a call for 2018 under the heading of ICT-35-[2018] "A multilingual, inclusive Next Generation Internet", led by Unit G3 in charge of Language Technologies since 1 July 2016. A final text is not yet available.

CEF - Connecting Europe Facility, the targeted infrastructure programme at European level, provides opportunities through its CEF Automated tranlsation (CEF.AT or eTranlsation) that is helping European and national public administrations exchange information across language barriers in the EU.

The  call CEF-TC-2017-3  eTranslation opened on 28 June 2017 with a deadline of 28 November 2017. An Info Day is planned for 12 September 2017 in Brussels.
See also CEF Work Programme 2017 pp.32 ff.

A call for proposals (CEF-TC-2016-3) was opened on 20 September 2016 including Automated Translation with an indicative budget of 6.5 MEUR but closed in December 2016. All documents necessary for potential applicants can be found here. The presentation on Automated Translation by Aleksandra Wesolowska can be found here. Or you can watch the recorded webstream of the Virtual Info Day. Check out the FAQs. Member States contacts points (for obligatory agreement).

PAST H2020 CALLS (from Big Data Unit):
In Horizon 2020, language technologies were part of the "Big Data Value Chain" until Work Programme 2016/17. In the Horizon 2020 ICT Work Programme 2016/17, an introduction on page 5 refers to "Application of language technologies is supported under topic ICT-14, 15 and 16 (Big Data PPP)" and encourages the use of language technologies for human-to-human and human-to-machine interaction and communication. The 2017 call closed on 25 April 2017.

Big Data Value Chain background documents and links for information are available:

• Technical Background Notes Big Data PPP WP2016-2017 ICT-14 (416 KB)
• Technical Background Notes Big Data PPP WP2016-2017 ICT-15 (320 KB)
• Technical Background Notes Big Data PPP WP2016-2017 ICT-16 (109 KB)
• Technical Background Notes Big Data PPP WP2016-2017 ICT-17 (333 KB)

Past event:
A big data PPP networking session took place on 26 September 2016 at the Proposers Day in Bratislava.

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