The International Organization of La Francophonie (OIF) has announced that project submissions for Fonds francophone des inforoutes may be made until March 5, 2010.
“Fonds des inforoutes seeks to encourage multilateral content production and/or digital applications in French. Therefore, proposals must fall into one of the following categories:
- Promotion of the French language and cultural and linguistic diversity
- Promotion of peace, democracy, and human rights
- Support for education, training, advanced studies, and research
- Promotion of cooperation with a view to sustainable development and solidarity
“In compliance with the Québec City Declaration and its resolution on promoting the French language, Fonds francophone des inforoutes will give special weight to projects favoring the accessibility and visibility of digital resources that showcase and promote the French language ...
“To boost the presence of the French language in the digital world and meet the needs of developing countries, the International Organization of La Francophonie supports the production of digital content and applications through Fonds francophone des inforoutes. The fund’s mission is to promote ITCs in southern countries and central and eastern Europe by funding the production of multilateral, French-language content and applications—following a call for projects—that dovetail with the Francophonie’s main aims,” according to OIF.
Fonds francophone des inforoutes has financed 202 projects out of 1,672 applications since 1998, awarding each project €80,000 on average. Visit the OIF website for information on how to apply.