The second ELRC workshop in Slovakia

The second ELRC (European Language Resource Coordination) workshop in Slovakia


May 30th, 2018


Representation of the European Commission in Slovakia, Palisády 29, 811 06 Bratislava


•    The European Language Resource Coordination (ELRC) consortium
•    Ľ. Štúr Institute of Linguistics, Slovak Academy of Sciences

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 Slovakia’s position and prospects 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 Slovakia maximize the impact of EC initiatives. In constructive dialogue with dedicated experts from the European Commission, high-level officials from the Slovak 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 Slovak 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: Miroslav Zumrík, Ľ. Štúr Institute of Linguistics, Slovak Academy of Sciences,, phone number 0903 265 623. 


Workshop agenda