Dear reader of the ELRC Newsletter,

Only a few days for Christmas, from lighting candles, decorating Christmas trees and baking special cookies, all Christmas traditions are in full swing across all the EU countries and regions. We want to take this opportunity to wish you a wonderful and relaxing Christmas time and happy, healthy holidays! 

In this special newsletter edition of this year, we want to express our gratitude to every one of you. Thank you for joining us in our mission towards a Europe which knows no language borders, and which makes everyday life easier thanks to innovative language technology tools developed and enhanced by Europeans for Europeans. We are glad to have you on board and are thankful for your interest in ELRC, for your continuous support and for all your contributions – be it in form of data donations or valuable interactions during meetings, events and via social media. 

We are grateful to have such a great community and to be accompanied by our National Anchor Points, who are always willing to support ELRC. Thank you for the organisation of great country workshops, for encouraging language data collection, for sharing your expert know-how with us and for not getting tired of meeting us virtually. This year showed that no matter how we meet, in-person or virtually, we can make a change.

In January, we will also have a nice recap of 2021 for you, giving insights into the ELRC developments, achievements and plans that we made this year. We are very much looking forward to further shaping Europe’s future with you!

Warm wishes to you for the Holiday Season – and “see” you soon,

The whole ELRC Team