14 May 2008

EU - L-Luxembourg: language barriers in the information society

2008/S 91-122817. The study should investigate how the language affects the accessing, understanding and exploiting of online services and content: what are the (lost) opportunities that could be seized by offering the content and services in the language of the user? What are the remaining technical, institutional, economic and cultural barriers for cross-lingual access? What are the expectations of the users in terms of language coverage? The study should describe, by solid quantitative indicators, how the multilingual dimension is currently addressed in the online domain, identify problems, trends and provide recommendations for the future. The budget foreseen is a maximum of EUR 200 000. Time-limit for receipt of tenders : 20.6.2008 (16:00).