Flerterm - participation and inclusion in a multlilingual society
|Coordinator||Bani Interlingua AB|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 431 000|
|Project duration||January 2015 - May 2015|
|Venture||Challenge-Driven Innovation – Stage 1 initiation|
Purpose and goal
The aim of the project was to investigate the needs for establishing an organization model to work with minority language terminology and to create a term base for that purpose. The project had three sub-targets: 1- to localize stakeholders, identify their needs and establish a reference group, 2- to conduct a survey to map the technical necessities for the next phase of the project, 3- to conduct a survey to create a course in systematic terminology work. The sub-targets have been reached successfully leading to a more nuanced understanding of the different aspects of the project.
Results and expected effects
The goals set and successfully reached during the project are: - designing an organization model for quality-assured multilingual terminology - a plan for developing and utilizing the organization - map the needs of and establish a network including the stakeholders - present the necessities and conditions for the organization model from a global aspect Among the expected effects are increased safety and security, increasing social participation for all citizens in society as well as considerable decrease in the expenses for Swedish state agencies for language related services.
Approach and implementation
The project team was did include 10 people representing different organizations, e.g. from the three managing parties, as well as three other organizations. The team work was organized based on a practical project management model called the PPS. Because of the good results of that model the plan is to use it again for the next project phase. Further, it has been vital for the progress of the project that the parties responsible for the results in the future, i.e. the Flerterm organization and the term base, have been actively involved from the very beginning of the work.