Towards the Primary Platform for
Language Technologies in Europe

National Competence Centres

The European Language Grid initiative has a strong and broad network of 32 National Competence Centres (NCCs).

The NCCs act as local and national bridges to the ELG consortium and the European Language Grid.

Their responsibilities include collecting national and regional information about Language Technology services and resources, local and national projects, research centres, experts, companies, and initiatives.

The NCCs will also organise workshops and events.

They will promote ELG in their region and establish bridges to their local funding agencies. As a group and network, the NCCs will form the foundation of the emerging European Language Technology Council.

Map of Europe - all countries with a national NCC are marked


Photo of head of NCC Autria - Gerhard Budin

Gerhard Budin

Centre for Translation Studies, University of Vienna


Photo of head of NCC Belgium - Walter Daelemans

Walter Daelemans

Computational Linguistics and Psycholinguistics, University of Antwerp


Photo of head of NCC Bulgaria - Svetla Koeva

Svetla Koeva

Institute for Bulgarian Language, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences


Photo of head of NCC Croatia - Marko Tadic

Marko Tadic

Department of Linguistics, University of Zagreb


Photo of head of NCC Cyprus - Fryni Kakoyianni Doa

Fryni Kakoyianni Doa

University of Cyprus

Czech Republic

Photo of head of NCC Czech Republic - Jan Hajič

Jan Hajič

Institute of Formal and Applied Linguistics, Charles University Prague


Photo of head of NCC Denmark - Bolette Sandford Pedersen

Bolette Sandford Pedersen

Centre for Language Technology, Department of Nordic Studies and Linguistics, University of Copenhagen


Photo of head of NCC Estonia  - Kadri Vider

Kadri Vider

Estonian Language Resources Center and the University of Tartu


Photo of head of NCC Finland - Krister Linden

Krister Linden

Department of Digital Humanities, University of Helsinki


Photo of head of NCC France - François Yvon

François Yvon

French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) - Computer Science Laboratory for Mechanics and Engineering Sciences (LIMSI)

Germany and NCC Coordination

Photo of NCC head Germany and NCC coordinator - Georg Rehm

Georg Rehm

German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI)


Photo of head of NCC Greece - Maria Gavriilidou

Maria Gavriilidou

Institute for Language and Speech Processing (ILSP), R.C. "Athena"


Photo of head of NCC Hungary - Tamás Várádi

Tamás Várádi

Research Institute for Linguistics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences


Photo of head of NCC Iceland - Eiríkur Rögnvaldsson

Eiríkur Rögnvaldsson

The Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies


Photo of head of NCC Ireland - Andy Way

Andy Way

ADAPT Centre, School of Computing, Dublin City University


Photo of head of NCC Italy - Bernardo Magnini

Bernardo Magnini

Human Language Technology, Fondazione Bruno Kessler (FBK)


Photo of head of NCC Latvia - Inguna Skadina

Inguna Skadina

Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Latvia


Photo of head of NCC Lithuania - Albina Auksoriūtė

Albina Auksoriūtė

Institute of the Lithuanian Language


Photo of head of NCC Luxembourg- Eric Ras

Eric Ras

Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology


Photo of head of NCC Malta - Michael Rosner

Michael Rosner

Department Intelligent Computer Systems, University of Malta


Photo of head of NCC Netherlands - Jan Odijk

Jan Odijk

Utrecht Institute of Linguistics OTS, Utrecht University


Photo of head of NCC Norway - Koenraad De Smedt

Koenraad De Smedt

Department of Linguistic, Literary and Aesthetic Studies, University of Bergen


Photo of head of NCC Poland - Maciej Ogrodniczuk

Maciej Ogrodniczuk

Institute of Computer Science, Polish Academy of Sciences


Photo of head of NCC Portugal - António Branco

António Branco

Department of Informatics, University of Lisbon


Photo of head of NCC Romania - Dan Tufiș

Dan Tufiș

Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence, Romanian Academy of Sciences


Photo of head of NCC Romania - Cvetana Krstev

Cvetana Krstev

Faculty of Mathematics, Belgrade University (UBG)


Photo of head of NCC Slovakia - Radovan Garabik

Radovan Garabík

Ľudovít Štúr Institute of Linguistics, Slovak Academy of Sciences


Photo of head of NCC Slovenia - Simon Krek

Simon Krek

Jozef Stefan Institute


Photo of head of NCC Spain - Núria Bel

Núria Bel

Institute for Applied Linguistics, Pompeu Fabra University


Photo of head of NCC Sweden - Lars Borin

Lars Borin

Department of of Swedish Language, University of Gothenburg


Photo of head of NCC Switzerland - Hervé Bourlard

Hervé Bourlard

Idiap Research Institute

United Kingdom

Photo of head of NCC UK - Kalina Bontcheva

Kalina Bontcheva

Department of Computer Science, University of Sheffield