This strategy gathers activities that help to shape the development of a policy on multilingualism and universal access to information in cyberspace and provide a framework for an implementation of this policy at both national and regional levels in support of a peaceful democratic multicultural and multi-ethnic information society.
It has the following objectives:
- Seeking a global consensus on equitable access to information through the development and promotion of a recommendation on the use of multilingualism and universal access to information in cyberspace;
- Encouraging the creation and adoption of compatible international norms and principles for more equitable access to information in different languages;
- Seeking a consensus on principles concerning the ownership (IPRs) and liability of translated works published on the Web;
- Encouraging the application of statutory duties by the public authorities to produce network resources and services in different languages at the national and/or regional levels;
- Encouraging the formulation of national policies for the preservation of minority languages;
- Developing language education strategies through the use of information and communication networks (formal, informal and life-long education);
- Implementating comparative surveys in Member States, particularly on the norms and principles for more equitable access to information in different languages adopted at the national and/or regional levels.