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MULTILINGUALITY โ€“ EUROPEAN VALUE AND CHALLENGE Language diversity is a source of richness in European culture Multilinguality creates barriers to the single European market and competitiveness: t&6BOE&&"PรณDJBMMBOHVBHFTSFTVMU in 600 translation combinations tอƒ&6TQFOETBCPVUCJMMJPO&63QFS annum on translation services


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TECHNOLOGY ENABLED MULTILINGUALITY Diminish language barriers

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LANGUAGE SHORE – GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP


UK–NORDIC–BALTIC COOPERATION Opportunity to take leadership in the global language technology market -BOHVBHF4IPSFoJEFBMWFIJDMFUPTUJNVMBUF 6,/PSEJD#BMUJDDPPQFSBUJPO $POTPMJEBUJPOPGGSBHNFOUFE TQFDJBMJ[FE national research centers and enterprises $PODFSUFEFòPSUTJOOBUJPOBMBOE&63% programmes

Cooperative innovation and language barriers  

Dr. Andrejs Vasiljevs, CEO of Tilde Company, Lead of the Language Shore initiative, Latvia

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