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Press Release – Immediate
Paris, France, July 3, 2018

CLARIN ERIC & ELRA enter a Collaboration Agreement

The European Language Resource Association (ELRA) is pleased to announce the signature of a Collaboration Agreement with CLARIN ERIC.

The Agreement covers several spheres of collaboration:
•    Sharing Metadata and Data
•    Business Development
•    Education and Training
•    Lobbying Activities
•    Team up in project proposals

The two organizations share overlapping and complementary activities for what concerns Language Resources, their usage and their users, but also the domains, Language and Speech Technologies for both, Social Sciences and the Humanities for CLARIN ERIC.
Reaching out the different communities of LR users in the academia and in the industry and building connections are among the major benefits expected from this collaboration.

October Update

The signing of a collaboration agreement between CLARIN ERIC and the European Language Resources Association (ELRA), which was announced back in July 2018, took place at the 2018 CLARIN Annual conference in Pisa.

L-R: Henk van den Heuvel, ELRA President | Franciska de Jong, CLARIN ERIC Executive director | Khalid Choukri, ELDA CEO, ELRA Secretary General

CLARIN ERIC is the European Research Infrastructure for Language Resources and Technology. CLARIN is a networked federation of language data repositories, service centres and centres of expertise. CLARIN makes digital Language Resources available to scholars, researchers, students and citizen-scientists from all disciplines, especially in the humanities and social sciences, through single sign-on access. CLARIN offers long-term solutions and technology services for deploying, connecting, analyzing and sustaining digital language data and tools. CLARIN supports scholars who want to engage in cutting edge data-driven research, contributing to a truly multilingual European Research Area.
To find out more about CLARIN ERIC, please visit the website:

About ELRA
The European Language Resources Association (ELRA) is a non-profit-making organisation founded by the European Commission in 1995, with the mission of providing a clearing house for Language Resources and promoting Human Language Technologies. Language Resources covering various fields of HLT (including Multimodal, Speech, Written, Terminology) and a great number of languages are available from the ELRA catalogue. ELRA's strong involvement in the fields of Language Resources  and Language Technologies is also emphasized at the LREC conference, organized every other year since 1998.
To find out more about ELRA, please visit the website: