On October 11th 2013, the kick-off meeting of a European project called European Network of e-Lexicography (abbreviated as ENeL) took place in Brussels. This was the result from an idea that was ventilated one and a half year earlier, in March 2012 in Berlin, at a European workshop on future standards in lexicography. The participants of this workshop confirmed the imperative to coordinate and harmonise research in the field of (electronic) lexicography across Europe, more precisely to share expertise relating to standards in (electronic) lexicography, discuss new methodologies in lexicography that fully exploit the possibilities of the digital medium and reflect the pan-European nature of the languages of Europe and to reach a wider audience.
A proposal was written, partners were found and eventually, the action was approved of by COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology), which is a European framework supporting cooperation among scientists and researchers across Europe. This means that for the next four years there is a certain amount of European money available for meetings, workshops and conferences regarding the European Network of e-Lexicography.
The COST Action was presented at the eLex 2013 conference. More information on the Action and how to join is available in the presentation or in the video below.
|Tanneke Schoonheim (INL, Leiden):
ENeL: European Network of e-Lexicography (COST Action IS1305)