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CLARIN-PLUS workshop: “Facilitating the creation of new national consortia”

On behalf of the H2020 project CLARIN-PLUS, the Norwegian national consortium CLARINO is organizing a workshop:

Date: Monday, March 7, 2016
Place: Bergen, Norway (airport code: BGO).
Venue: Solstrand Hotel & Bad


The aim of the workshop is for CLARIN to give information, and to receive information about the situation across the new/coming member countries, and to discuss solutions, synergies and cooperation.
The main target group of this workshop consists of the national coordinators from the countries that joined the ERIC over the last year, and those who are preparing to join.For each of these consortia it may be possible to fund travel for one participant. Other interested consortia may also participate.

Preliminary program

6 March

20:00 Dinner

7 March

08:30 – 09:00 Welcome, practical information and presentation of participants
(Hosts and Franciska de Jong)

09:00 – 10:00 A national CLARIN consortium, requirements, the CLARIN Agreement
(Presentation by Bente Maegaard, followed by discussion)

10:00 – 10:15 Coffee break

10:15 – 11:15 Assessment criteria for CLARIN centres
(Presentation by Lene Offersgaard, followed by discussion)

11:15 – 12:00 Professional profiles for typical national CLARIN functions
(Presentation by Lene Offersgaard, followed by discussion)

12:00 – 13:00 Lunch

13:00 – 14:00 Cost estimates, experience from a national coordinator
(Presentation by Bente Maegaard, followed by discussion)

14:00 – 15:00 Building the knowledge sharing infrastructure at the national level
(Presentation by Franciska de Jong, followed by discussion)

15:00 – 15:30 Wrap up discussion

Practical info

The venue is 30 km outside Bergen, ca 40 minutes by taxi from the airport. Transport to and from Solstrand will be organized based on your flight arrivals and departures.

This is planned as a one-day event, and probably most of you need to arrive on the day before (Sunday March 6). We are therefore planning a common dinner on Sunday evening.
Wrt. arrival, please consider the following: To attend the joint dinner, your flight should arrive in Bergen no later than 18:20.
Wrt. departure: If you have a return flight from 17:25 or later you may be able to return on the same day of the event (Monday), otherwise you may have to stay for an extra night.

Registered participating countries/consortia (preliminary):

(CLARIN ERIC and CLARIN-PLUS are of course also represented)

  • Denmark, DK-CLARIN
  • Norway, CLARINO
  • Finland, FIN-CLARIN
  • Italy, CLARIN Italy
  • Slovenia, CLARIN.SI
  • Sweden, SWE-CLARIN
  • United Kingdom, CLARIN-UK
  • Lithuania, CLARIN_LT
  • Croatia
  • France
  • Hungary
  • Ireland
  • Latvia
  • Spain

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