European Language Resource Coordination — supporting Multilingual Europe


What is ELRC?



ELRC Network

Manages, maintains and coordinates the relevant language resources in all official languages of the EU and CEF associated countries. These activities will help to improve the quality, coverage and performance of automated translation solutions in the context of current and future CEF digital services.

Fundamentally, ELRC Network will raise awareness and promote the acquisition and continued identification and collection of language resources.


Implements the acquisition of additional language resources and related language processing services, as well as their provision to the language resource repository of the CEF eTranslation platform.

The objectives are to acquire high-quality IPR-cleared language resources in all CEF languages in areas relevant to CEF DSIs, as well as to contribute and complement language resource collection in the Member States. The aim is to reach an acceptable level of automated translation quality in key areas of CEF DSIs where multilingual functionalities are needed.



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European Commission invites citizens to participate in open consultations

The European Commission has recently opened two public consultations regarding the strategic orientations of Horizon Europe and the Digital Europe Programme in the next long-term EU budget (2021-2027).

Overview of IPR policies regarding re-use of Public Sector Information (PSI)*

Mickaël Rigault, ELDA

On 20 June 2019 a new Directive on open data and the re-use of public sector information has been adopted and should be transposed by Member States before 17 July  2021. This article tries to provide an overview of the IPR policies behind the re-use of PSI as well as of the implications of the new Directive.

*This article follows up on the ELRC document “Overview of IPR policies regarding re-use of Public Sector Information” written by Dr. iur. Pawel Kamocki in March 2018.

Save the date for the next ELRC Conference!

On 26/27 November, we will discuss how we can support multilinguality and language equality in Europe by sharing language data.

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Multilingual Europe

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.