Workshop agenda



18 October 2017


“Ioannis Drakopoulos” Amphitheatre, University of Athens central venue, Panepistimiou 30, Athens, Greece

08:00 – 09:00 


09:00 – 09:10

Welcome and introduction

Stelios Piperidis, ILSP/”Athena” R.C., ELRC

09:10 – 09:15

Welcome by the EC

Panos Carvounis, Head of EC Representation in Greece

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 (Presentation)

Aleksandra Wesolowska, Project Officer, Directorate-General Communications Networks, Content and Technology, European Commission (live video link, interpretation in Greek) (Presentation)

09:35 – 09:45

The position and prospects of Greece in a digitally connected multilingual Europe

Grigoris Theodorakis, Director General, Ministry of Administrative Reform

9:45 – 10:50

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


Nancy Routzouni, Ministry of Administrative Reform, ELRC Public Services National Anchor Point


Leandros Maglaras, Director of Cybersecurity, General Secretariat for Digital Policy, Ministry of Digital Policy, Telecommunications and Media

Georgios Stefanopoulos, Board Member, eGovernment for Social Security (IDIKA S.A.), Special Advisor to the Minister of Health on eHealth

Ioannis Katopodis, Director, eGovernment Directorate of the Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs

Georgios Papageorgiou, Appeal Judge, Legislative Initiative Office, Ministry of Justice, Transparency and Human Rights

Titika Dimitroulia, Director, National School of Public Administration and Local Government 

Konstantinos Hambidis, City of Athens Chief Digital Officer

Michalis Vafopoulos, NCSR “DEMOKRITOS”, Open Data Institute - Athens node

10:50 – 11:10

The CEF eTranslation platform @work (Presentation)

Markus Foti, MT@EC/eTranslation Project Manager, Directorate-General for Translation, European Commission (interpretation in Greek)

11.10 – 11:40

Coffee Break

 Session 2. Engage: hands-on data 

11:40 – 12:00

 The European Language Resource Coordination (ELRC) action (Presentation)

Stelios Piperidis, ILSP/”Athena” R.C., ELRC

12:00 – 12:15

ELRC in Greece (Presentation)

Maria Gavriilidou, ILSP/”Athena” R.C., ELRC Technology National Anchor Point

12:15 – 12:45

Can language data be shared and how? – National and European legal framework (Presentation)

Prodromos Tsiavos, Law and policy advisor,  UCL / Media Institute, ”Athena” R.C.

12:45 – 13:45

Lunch Break

13:45 – 14:10

Preparing and sharing data with the ELRC repository (Presentation)

Maria Giagkou, ILSP/”Athena” R.C., ELRC

14:10 – 14:25

New services by the ELRC consortium (Presentation)

Prokopis Prokopidis, ILSP/”Athena” R.C., ELRC

14:25 – 15:00

Identifying and managing your data: Questions & Answers (Presentation)


Maria Gavriilidou, ILSP/”Athena” R.C., ELRC Technology National Anchor Point

15:00 – 15:10

Discussion and Conclusions (Presentation)

Stelios Piperidis, ILSP/”Athena” R.C., ELRC

15:10 – 15:30

Coffee Break and networking


*Photograph by Marcus Cyron [CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons]