Agenda for the second ELRC workshop in Cyprus

Second European Language Resource Coordination Workshop: 

Connecting Europe without language barriers: Cyprus in the European landscape of digital services


Tentative Agenda


4 December 2018


European Commission Representation in Cyprus, EU HOUSE – 30, Vyronos Avenue, 1096 Nicosia


•    The European Language Resource Coordination (ELRC) consortium

•    European Commission, DGT, Cyprus Office

•    Press and Information Office of the Republic of Cyprus

•    University of Cyprus

08:00 – 09:00


09:00 – 09:10

Welcome by the EC

Thea Pieridou, Deputy Head of the European Commission Representation in Cyprus

09:10 – 09:15

Welcome by the local organizer 

Sophie Michaelides, Director of Press and Information Office (PIO)

Session 1

09:15 – 09:35

Breaking down Language Barriers
Christos Ellinides, DGT Deputy Director – General 

09:35 – 09:50

The CEF eTranslation platform @ work 
Micha Jellinghaus, eTranslation Engines Project Manager, DGT, EC 

09:50 – 10:35

The European Language Resource Coordination (ELRC) action: why and how you can engage and benefit 
Stelios Piperidis, Institute for Language and Speech Processing / Athena R.C., ELRC

10:35 – 10:45

National initiatives for digital public services 

Sophie Michaelides, Director of Press and Information Office 

10:45 – 11:00

Coffee Break

Session 2

11:00 – 11:20

ELRC in Cyprus
Fryni Kakoyianni-Doa, University of Cyprus, ELRC Technology National Anchor Point  
Natassa Avraamides, PIO,  ELRC Public Services National Anchor Point 

11:20 – 12:20

Multilingualism and digital services in Cyprus: an outlook into current and future challenges – Panel session
Natassa Avraamides, PIO,  ELRC Public Services National Anchor Point

•    Katerina Pericleous, Director of Department of Information Technology Services – eGovernment – Ministry of Finance
•    Lenia Orphanidou, Deputy Director of Department of Public Administration and Personnel, Open Data, Ministry of Finance 
•    Constantinos Karageorgis – Senior Officer at Service of Industry and Technology, Ministry of Energy, Commerce, Industry and Tourism
•    Andronikos Kakkouras, Senior Officer, Digital Communications, Ministry of Transport, Communications and Works

12:20 – 13:20

Lunch Break

Session 3

13:20 – 13:50

Legal aspects in language data contribution
Tatiana Synodinou, Associate Professor, University of Cyprus 

13:50 – 14:20

Tracking Greek Terminology
Ioannis Bersos, Terminology Coordination Unit, European Parliament 

14:20 – 14:40

Identifying and managing your data: Questions & Answers
Moderator: Fryni Kakogianni-Doa

14:40 – 15:00

Moderator: Natassa Avraamides 

15:00 – 15:30

Coffee Break and Networking