The second European Language Resource Coordination (ELRC) outreach seminar in Malta

The second European Language Resource Coordination (ELRC) outreach seminar in Malta

When:

1 November 2019

Where:

Aula Prima, Old University Building, St Paul Street, Valletta

Organisation:

The European Language Resource Coordination (ELRC) consortium

Legislation Unit - Office of the Attorney General, Malta; The University of Malta; European Commission Representation in Malta

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 outreach seminar we would like to discuss Malta's position and prospects in a digitally connected multilingual Europe. Moreover, the ELRC seminar will seek to highlight relevant national strategies and actions for eGovernment, multilingualism and open data that can help Malta maximize the impact of EC initiatives. In constructive dialogue with dedicated experts from the European Commission, high-level officials from the Maltese 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 Maltese public services. We would be honored to welcome you personally at our outreach seminar. The ELRC outreach seminar is a free event, but registration is required.

For further information, please contact the local organisers:

Donatienne Spiteri, Office of the Attorney General, Malta (donatienne.spiteri@gov.mt; 79734608)

Mike Rosner, University of Malta (mike.rosner@um.edu.mt)

Mark Vella, EC Representation in Malta (mark.vella@ec.europa.eu)

 

Please register here

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