The second ELRC workshop in the Czech Republic

The second European Language Resource Coordination (ELRC) workshop in the Czech Republic


28 November 2018


Europe House, Jungmannova 24, 110 00 Prague 1


•    The European Language Resource Coordination (ELRC) consortium
•    Institute of Formal and Applied Linguistics, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University

ELRC was initiated by the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) of the European Commission. CEF hence provides basic re-usable digital services that are crucial for the realisation of a connected Europe.  Creating connectivity and interoperability in public services across Europe can have a material impact on Europe’s public services, businesses and citizens’ everyday life. Among CEF services, eTranslation helps overcome one of the main challenges that European and national public administrations are facing today: the exchange of information across language barriers. In this context ELRC seeks to identify and gather language resources relevant to national public administrations and services, thus helping eTranslation to better adapt to the needs of national administrations and to enable multilingualism of public digital services.

Within the frame of the ELRC workshop we would like to discuss position and prospects of the Czech Republic in a digitally connected multilingual Europe. Moreover, the ELRC workshop will seek to highlight relevant national strategies and actions for eGovernment, multilingualism and open data that can help the Czech Republic maximize the impact of EC initiatives. In constructive dialogue with dedicated experts from the European Commission, high-level officials from the Czech public administration and government, language technologists, and language service providers, we would like to share experiences and needs for a modern multilingual public administration. Last but not least, we hope to jointly identify relevant sources of multilingual language resources that will help adapting CEF eTranslation to the needs of our national public services and address any technical and legal issues with regards to the use of data for automated translation. 

As such, your feedback and your participation are crucial for the successful deployment of CEF eTranslation in Czech public services. We would be honored to welcome you personally at our workshop. The ELRC workshop is a free event, but registration is required. Please register here.  

For further information, please contact the local workshop manager: 

Pavel Pecina, ​Institute of Formal and Applied Linguistics, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University, e-mail: