Agenda for the second ELRC outreach seminar in Malta

ELRC Malta seminar Agenda


1 November 2019

Where: Old University Building, St Paul Street, Valletta 

•    Donatienne Spiteri, Legislation Unit Office of the Attorney General, Malta                (; 0356 79734608)
•    Mike Rosner, University of Malta (
•    Mark Vella, EC Representation in Malta (

08:00 – 08:50 

Registration and welcome coffee

09:00 – 09:10

Welcome and introduction

Dr Donatienne Spiteri, Legislation Unit - Office of the Attorney General

ELRC Public Services National Anchor Point

09:10 – 09:15

Welcome by the EC

Dr Elena Grech - Head of the European Commission Representation in Malta

Session 1. Connecting a multilingual Europe: European context and local needs

09:15 – 09:35

Connecting public services across Europe: ambition and results so far

Ms Gudrun Stock, Deputy Head of Unit, DG CONNECT - European Commission Unit G3 - Accessibility, Multilingualism & Safer Internet


09:35 – 09:55

Actions and policies for digital public services in Malta

Ms Joyce Dimech - Permanent Secretary (Strategy & Implementation), Office of the Prime Minister 

09:55 – 10:15

Open data initiatives in Malta

Dr Joseph S. Azzopardi, Enterprise Data Manager at Malta Information Technology Agency (MITA)/Government of Malta 


10:15 – 11:00

CEF in Malta: an outlook into current and future challenges – Panel session

Moderator: University of Malta

Dr Michael Spagnol, Department of Maltese, Faculty of Arts

Dr Claudia Borg, Department of Artificial Intelligence, ICT Faculty


•    Mr Andre Arciola, Head Quality & Training –

•    Mr Keith Cortis, Senior Solutions Architect - MITA 

•    Mr Albert Vella, CIO – Ministry for Finance

•    Mr Donald Mangion, CIO – Ministry for Justice, Culture and Local Government

•    Dr Joseph S. Azzopardi, Enterprise Data Manager at MITA/Government of Malta

•    Ms Greta Attard, Software Developer - Malta Digital Innovation Authority (MDIA)

11:00 – 11:30

Coffee Break

Session 2. Engage: hands-on data

11:30 – 12:10

The CEF eTranslation platform @ work

Mr Michael Jellinghaus, eTranslation Engines Project Manager
Directorate General for Translation (DGT) - European Commission 


Mr Mark Vella, Language Officer – European Commission Representation in Malta

12:10 – 12:25

ELRC in Malta

Mr Mike Rosner, Department of Artificial Intelligence - University of Malta

ELRC Technology National Anchor Point


12:25 – 12:50

Can language data be shared and how? State of play in Europe and beyond

Dr Prodromos Tsiavos, ELRC legal expert


12:50 – 13:50

Lunch Break

13:50 – 14:25

Preparing and sharing data with the ELRC repository – and what happens next

Dr Khalid Choukri, ELDA CEO - ELRC Consortium


14:25 – 15:00

Question time

All available for answers: speakers, panelists, NAPS etc.

15:00 – 15:05

Closing address by the Hon. Evarist Bartolo MP - Minister for Education and Employment

15:05 – 15:15


Donatienne Spiteri, ELRC PA NAP


Coffee Break and networking

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