Towards the Primary Platform for
Language Technologies in Europe

Enormous interest in the first ELG Open Call for Pilot Projects

The first ELG open call for pilot projects was closed on 30 April 2020. In total, 110 project proposals were accepted for evaluation with applicants from 29 countries.

We received slightly more project proposals from SMEs (62) than research organisations (48). The majority of the proposals focus on contributing resources, services, tools, or data sets to the European Language Grid platform to increase its coverage (79), while there are 31 proposals developing applications using language resources and technologies available in the ELG platform.

All proposals will be evaluated by three independent experts and by the ELG Pilot Board. We expect to announce the results of the evaluation and selection process by the end of June 2020. The selected projects will start in July 2020.

The whole ELG team is excited about this enormous interest in the European Language Grid and the Language Technology topic in general. Good luck to all proposers!

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