Initiatives Supporting the Ukrainian Research Community

This page offers an overview of initiatives supporting the Ukrainian research community from the CLARIN network and beyond. The CLARIN ERIC statement on Ukraine is available here.


Ukrainian Language Resources

  • Ukrainian corpora in the CLARIN Virtual Language Observatory (VLO)¬†
  • Awesome Ukrainian NLP: Curated list of Ukrainian natural language processing (NLP) resources
  • Ukrainian LT: Collection of links to Ukrainian language tools
  • The European Commission is urgently looking for language data in Ukrainian to/from all EU languages to train an automatic translation system supporting refugees and helpers in the Ukraine crisis. Suggestions and data sets can be sent to Data sets can also be uploaded directly here.

Research, Projects, Conference Calls 

  • #ScienceForUkraine: Information about support opportunities at university, national, and international level for students and researchers directly affected by the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Curated by volunteer students and academic researchers
  • Saving Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Online (SUCHO): Cultural heritage professionals working together to identify and archive at-risk sites, digital content, and data in Ukrainian cultural heritage institutions while the country is under attack.
  • The European Commission launched the ‚ÄėEuropean Research Area for Ukraine¬†(ERA4Ukraine) portal, a one-stop-shop for information and support services to Ukraine-based researchers and researchers fleeing Ukraine.
  • NLP and AI research in Ukraine: a Youtube channel of the CoLInS conference 2022
  • AI for Ukraine¬†is a series of workshops and lectures held by international artificial intelligence experts to support the development of Ukraine‚Äôs tech community during the war.
  • Telegram Archive of the War:¬†Archival project documenting experiences of the war through Telegram. The project website provides links to talks and workshops on practices of digital emergency archiving.

Translation Initiatives

  • UFAL is currently building a machine translation system for Czech-Ukrainian (to be then developed also for other language pairs, probably also covering Polish, Slovak and Russian) which should be higher quality than Google Translate and free to use both through webapp and REST API. Follow the developments here.
  • Translators for Ukraine: Translators offering language assistance to people affected by the conflict.¬†¬†
  • Translators without Borders provide translation and interpreting support in humanitarian efforts worldwide.
  • Free Ukrainian machine translation systems developed by Tilde to support refugee efforts to integrate into the countries such as Poland and the Baltics that are giving them refuge, as well as provide direct access to Ukrainian information sources.

Jobs, Scholarships, Hosting Opportunities 

Appeal by Ukrainian (Research) Communities

  • Perspective of Ukrainian researchers on cooperation with the EU. Article: "Academics Appeal for Long-Term Help to Rebuild HE System" by Nic Mitchell. In "University World News"¬†
  • Guide #STANDWITHUKRAINE ‚Äď How you can help?
  • Information resource about the needs of education in Ukraine [link]
  • Ukrainian researchers want to shift the focus of international support from crisis response mode to rebuilding the science ecosystem [link]
  • The Ukrainian Partner Search section via National Erasmus+ Office in Ukraine (NEO) [link]

Statements of Support from the CLARIN Network and Beyond


If you know about relevant academic and e-infrastructure initiatives supporting the Ukrainian research community that are not yet listed on this webpage, please let us know via this form.