Towards the Primary Platform for
Language Technologies in Europe

Open Call #2

The second ELG open call for pilot projects was closed on 30 November 2020. In total, 103 project proposals were accepted for evaluation with applicants from 28 countries. All proposals were evaluated by three independent experts and by the ELG Pilot Board. The Pilot Board selected five projects amounting for a funding of EUR 584,396 in total.

The second open call was also the last one funded within the runtime of the ELG project. In both calls combined, we supported 15 projects from eight different countries amounting for almost 2 million EUR. These projects are executed by ten research organisations and five SMEs. There are eleven projects that focus on contributing resources, services, tools, or data sets to the European Language Grid platform to increase its coverage, whilst four projects are developing applications, using language resources and technologies available in the ELG platform.

Congratulations to all successful applicants and a big thank you for all submitted projects and all the effort dedicated to the second open call. All applicants will receive a brief feedback on their project proposal in the upcoming weeks.

Selected projects

Organisation Project Title Country Funding awarded
Institute for Bulgarian Language “Prof. Lyubomir Andreychin” Multilingual Image Corpus 2021 Bulgaria EUR 110,960
EDIA BV CEFR Labelling and Assessment Services Netherlands EUR 137,560
University of West Bohemia Motion Capture 3D Sign Language Resources Czechia EUR 85,421
Sapienza University of Rome Universal Semantic Annotator: A Unified API for Multilingual WSD, SRL and AMR annotations Italy EUR 113,228
Sign Time GmbH Sign language explanations for terms in a text Austria EUR 137,227

The first rejected proposal has received 283 out of 375 points. Learn more about the evaluation criteria here.

For more information on the ELG open calls, don’t hesitate to contact us at
pilot-projects@european-language-grid.eu.