Promoting multilingualism and contributing to the development and use of native languages in the field of law and new technologies is one of the main objectives of the EMILDAI programme.

Over the past few decades, English has become a language of international use in the field of digital technologies and international cooperation. The experts of the Digital Decade, by working in a globalised environment, should master this lingua franca, and at the same time be able to interact with national stakeholders through their local language. In the EU, in particular, there are other languages that play a significant role at institutional level. The solution to this issue is to foster multilingualism to ensure inclusion and prevent the erection of language barriers. To address this need, EMILDAI aims to offer preparatory language courses as well as compulsory and optional specialist modules in both law and computing in the native language of the partner institutions (French, English, Spanish and Italian) in order to foster students’ acquisition and use of linguistic and intercultural skills in their native or second language.

Participation in the EMILDAI programme requires prior knowledge of at least two languages: English and either French or Spanish. In the first year, all core modules will be taught in English, and students will have access to specialist language classes to keep up their level of French or Spanish as well as to improve their knowledge of English for academic purposes. In the second year, students will complete one or two mobility periods at one of EMILDAI partner institutions. In Avignon Université all modules will be taught in French, while at Universidad de León the working language will be Spanish. At Università di Pisa all compulsory modules will be taught in English, and optional Italian language courses will be offered to acquire a working knowledge of Italian.

For specific information about language entry requirements, please see here.