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European Language Data Space

ELRC Workshops 2015-2022

The European Language Resource Coordination (ELRC) organised an impactful series of 86 workshops across 29 European countries. These events engaged over 5000 participants in sessions, panels and discussions, covering pivotal topics such as language data, public open data, multilingualism, language technology and the evolving frontiers of AI. The diverse audience ranged from public administration officials, policy makers, European LT industry experts, researchers up to Language Service Providers (LSPs).

From 2015 to 2022, the ELRC Workshops showcased the CEF Automated Translation services and promoted the vision of a truly multilingual Digital Single Market under the motto #LanguageDataMatters. Here are some the key messages gathered and shared during this journey:

  • Speakers of less-spoken languages are facing a digital time bomb. Such languages cannot be expected to follow the pace of global technological development unless this development is supported at the European and national level.
  • Sharing language data with can contribute to improving the quality of technological support for all European languages.
  • Supporting less-spoken languages is a win-win situation, because this means supporting Europe, and supporting Europe is supporting European languages, citizens and businesses.

The ELRC Workshops witnessed a positive shift in mindset, acknowledging the indispensable value of language data. They prompted national initiatives that focused on effective language management, the development of guidelines and infrastructural upgrades. The ELRC-SHARE repository grew, thanks to contributions from public services across Europe and from the CEF eTranslation Generic Services projects. Numerous requests from public administrations underscored the need for advanced language technologies, while also addressing concerns about the legal aspects of data sharing, ensuring copyright, privacy and GDPR compliance.

2022

8 December 2022 Iceland ELRC Workshop report
30 November 2022 Latvia ELRC Workshop report
24 November 2022 Bulgaria ELRC Workshop report
15 November 2022 Croatia ELRC Workshop report
21 September 2022 Poland ELRC Workshop report
14 June 2022 Technical Workshop Technical Workshop report
27 May 2022 Slovenia ELRC Workshop report
3 May 2022 Czech Republic ELRC Workshop report
7 February 2022 Hungary ELRC Workshop report
21 January 2022 Malta ELRC Workshop report

2021

1 December 2021 Cyprus ELRC Workshop report
1 December 2021 Lithuania ELRC Workshop report
16 November 2021 Denmark ELRC Workshop report
10 November 2021 Austria ELRC Workshop report
20 October 2021 France ELRC Workshop report
30 September 2021 Estonia ELRC Workshop report
29 September 2021 Romania ELRC Workshop report
24 September 2021 Technical Workshop Technical Workshop report
8 July 2021 Belgium ELRC Workshop report
24 June 2021 Ireland ELRC Workshop report
22 June 2021 Portugal ELRC Workshop report
11 June 2021 Netherlands ELRC Workshop report
10 June 2021 Italy ELRC Workshop report
27 May 2021 Spain ELRC Workshop report
25 May 2021 Slovakia ELRC workshop report
20 April 2021 Germany

ELRC workshop report

3 March 2021 Norway ELRC Workshop report

2020

 
15 December 2020 Finland ELRC Workshop report
15 December 2020 Greece ELRC workshop report
11 December 2020 Luxembourg ELRC workshop report
12 November 2020 Sweden ELRC workshop report

2019

1 November 2019 Valletta, Malta ELRC Workshop report
26 September 2019 Riga, Latvia ELRC workshop report
26 June 2019 Paris, France ELRC workshop report
12 February 2019 Zagreb, Croatia ELRC workshop report
1 February 2019 Vilnius, Lithuania ELRC workshop report

2018

4 December 2018 Nicosia, Cyprus ELRC workshop report
28 November 2018 Prague, Czech Republic ELRC workshop report
20 November 2018 Oslo, Norway ELRC workshop report
12 November 2018 Budapest, Hungary ELRC workshop report
1 November 2018 Bucharest, Romania ELRC workshop report
24 October 2018 Helsinki, Finland ELRC workshop report
24 October 2018 Sofia, Bulgaria ELRC workshop report
18 October 2018 Berlin, Germany ELRC workshop report
8 October 2018 Copenhagen, Denmark ELRC workshop report
5 October 2018 The Hague, Netherlands ELRC workshop report
3 October 2018 Tallinn, Estonia ELRC Workshop report
28 September 2018 Reykjavik, Iceland ELRC Workshop report
27 September 2018 Rome, Italy ELRC Workshop report
25 September 2018 Vienna, Austria ELRC Workshop report
27 June 2018 Lisbon, Portugal ELRC Workshop report
30 May 2018 Bratislava, Slovakia ELRC Workshop report
29 May 2018 Brussels, Belgium ELRC Workshop report
23 May 2018 Stockholm, Sweden ELRC Workshop report
24 April 2018 Ljubljana, Slovenia ELRC Workshop report
23 January 2018 Madrid, Spain ELRC Workshop report

2017

18 December 2017 Warsaw, Poland ELRC Workshop report
18 October 2017 Athens, Greece ELRC Workshop report
13 October 2017 Dublin, Ireland ELRC Workshop report

2016

11 November 2016 Reykjavik, Iceland ELRC Workshop report
14 June 2016 Luxembourg, Luxembourg ELRC Workshop report
8 June 2016 Oslo, Norway ELRC Workshop report
11 May 2016 Paris, France ELRC Workshop report
21 April 2016 Zagreb, Croatia ELRC Workshop report
19 April 2016 The Hague, Netherlands ELRC Workshop report
15 April 2016 Vienna, Austria ELRC Workshop report
14 April 2016 Bratislava, Slovakia ELRC Workshop report
13 April 2016 Ghent, Belgium ELRC Workshop report
23 March 2016 Bucharest, Romania ELRC Workshop report
18 March 2016 Sofia, Bulgaria ELRC Workshop report
15 March 2016 Rome, Italy ELRC Workshop report
10 March 2016 Stockholm, Sweden ELRC Workshop report
9 March 2016 Warsaw, Poland ELRC Workshop report
7 March 2016 Denmark, Copenhagen ELRC Workshop report
1 March 2016 Lisbon, Portugal ELRC Workshop report
26 February 2016 Valetta, Malta ELRC Workshop report
24 February 2016 Vilnius, Lithuania ELRC Workshop report
19 February 2016 Helsinki, Finland ELRC Workshop report
11 February 2016 Tallinn, Estonia ELRC Workshop report
28 January 2016 Dublin, Ireland ELRC Workshop report
26 January 2016 Madrid, Spain ELRC Workshop report

2015

15 December 2015 Prague, Czech Republic ELRC Workshop report
8 December 2015 Ljubljana, Slovenia ELRC Workshop report
1 December 2015 Nicosia, Cyprus ELRC Workshop report
23 November 2015 Budapest, Hungary ELRC Workshop report
6 October 2015 Riga, Latvia ELRC Workshop report
29 September 2015 Berlin, Germany ELRC Workshop report
24 September 2015 Athens, Greece ELRC Workshop report