The second ELRC workshop in Cyprus

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

The second European Language Resource Coordination (ELRC) workshop in Cyprus


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

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 realization 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 framework of the ELRC workshop we would like to discuss Cyprus’ position and prospects in a digitally connected multilingual Europe. Moreover, the ELRC workshop will seek to highlight relevant national strategies and actions for eGovernment, multilingualism and open data that can help Cyprus maximize the impact of EC initiatives. For this reason, two years after the first round of successful workshops in 30 European countries, ELRC returns to Cyprus. The second workshop titled “Connecting Europe without language barriers: Cyprus in the European digital services landscape”, shall take place on 4 December 2018, at the EU-House in Nicosia. In constructive dialogue with dedicated experts from the European Commission, high-level officials from the Cypriot 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 adapt CEF eTranslation to the needs of our national public services and address any technical and legal issues with regard to the use of data for automated translation.  

At the workshop there will be discussion on Cyprus’ status and perspectives in a digitally connected Europe. As such, your feedback and your participation are crucial for the successful deployment of CEF eTranslation in Cypriot public services. We would be honored to welcome you personally at our workshop. The ELRC workshop is a free event, but registration is required. Please register here

For further information, please contact the local workshop manager: Natassa Avraamides, Press and Information Office, Republic of Cyprus, Contact details: , tel.: +22801105, -103, -104.