What is ELRC?
The objective of the European Language Resource Coordination (ELRC) action, launched by the European Commission, is to identify and gather language and translation data relevant to national public services, administrations, and governmental institutions across all 30 European countries participating in the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) programme.
All data resources gathered in the ELRC initiative will be used to develop high-quality automated translation systems for EU languages in the CEF Automated Translation platform. The platform will enable multilingualism in EU cross-border public services.
Multilingualism is a core value for Europe, home to 24 official languages. Though linguistic diversity is a cherished feature of European identity, multilingualism can also lead to barriers in the digital world. Fortunately, language technologies such as automated translation can help to crack language barriers between people and nations, enabling a truly Multilingual Europe.