Agenda for the second ELRC workshop in Bulgaria



24 October 2018


Europe House, 124 Georgi S. Rakovski Street, Sofia


•    The European Language Resource Coordination (ELRC) consortium
•    Ministry of Transport, Information Technology and Communications



09:00 - 09:05

Welcome and introduction
Hristina Dobreva, Chief Expert at Ministry of Transport, Information Technology and Communications (MTITC) and National Anchor Point from the Public Administration

09:05 - 09:35

Welcome by the EC
•    Mariya Gabriel - European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society - video address
•    Rossen Jeliazkov - Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications (tbc)
•    Monika Panayotova - Deputy Minister for the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the               EU2018
•    Ognian Zlatev - Head of the EC Representation in Bulgaria (tbc)

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

09:35 - 10:00  

National initiatives for digital public services and (open) data 
Reni Antonova, Representative of the State e-Government Agency (SEGA)

10:00 - 10:50

CEF in Bulgaria: an outlook into current and future challenges - Panel session

•    Eli Kaneva, State Expert at MTITC and National Representative in the Telecom Sectoral Committee under the Connecting Europe Facility    

•    Ivan Tsvetkov, Director of Information Systems and Analytical Activity Directorate at National Customs Agency, Presentation in the field of information infrastructures and development of electronic services provided by the electronic portal of the National Customs Agency
•    Tsvetanka Kirilova, Expert at the Information Systems and Interoperability Directorate at SEGA, Presentation of the e-Delivery System 
•    Stanimir Minkov, Senior Expert in the “Modernization of the Administration” Directorate, Administration of the Council of Ministers, Presentation of the National Open Data Portal

10:50 -11:15

Connecting public services across Europe: ambition and results so far

Aleksandra Wesolowska, EC, Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology - Video Presentation

11:15 -11:35

Coffee Break
11.35 -12:00

The CEF eTranslation platform 
Markus Foti, eTranslation Programme Manager, European Commission, Directorate-General for Translation

Session 2. Engage: hands-on data

12:00 -12:20

The European Language Resource Coordination (ELRC) action
Stelios Piperidis, ILSP/Athena R.C., ELRC


ELRC in Bulgaria
Prof. Svetla Koeva - Director of the Institute for Bulgarian Language of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS) and National Anchor Point for language technologies

12:40 -13:00

Can language data be shared and how? National and European legal framework
Jeneta Rogova - Head of Legal Affairs in Transport, Communications and electronic governance Directorate at MTITC

13:00 -14:00


14:00 -14:30

Preparing and sharing data with the ELRC repository - and what happens next
Maria Giagkou, ILSP/Athena R.C., ELRC

14:30 -14:45

Presentation of the project eTranslation Termbank (eTTB)
Representative of the Consortium eTranslation Termbank (eTTB)

14:45 -15:15

Identifying and managing your data: Questions and Answers
Moderators: Hristina Dobreva, Prof. Svetla Koeva

15:15 -15:30

Moderators: Hristina Dobreva, Prof. Svetla Koeva
15:30 -16:00

Coffee Break and Networking