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Technical Centres Committee

The Technical Centres Committee (TCC) is a permanent committee that reports to the Board of Directors. Its main responsibility is to ensure consistence, coherence and stability of infrastructure services through decisions on implementation as well as coordination between the centres and members.

Its main tasks are:

  • To serve as a forum for CLARIN centres to exchange ideas and experiences
  • To coordinate between CLARIN centres by  discussing and agreeing on measures needed for the implementation of the CLARIN technical infrastructure
  • To review and update the Centre Types Document which was produced in the CLARIN Preparatory Phase
  • To interact with the Centre Assessment Committee on relevant issues
  • To advise the Board of Directors and the National Coordinators’ Forum on any issues deemed relevant for maintaining the quality of the services provided by the CLARIN technical infrastructure.

Every year, the TCC prepares an overview of the state of the technical infrastructure services for the General Assembly.

CLARIN’s Technical Director participates in all meeting as a non-voting member and collaborates with the chair on the preparation of the agenda. The role of the Technical Director focuses on the consistence, coherence and stability of infrastructure services.

All meetings, minutes and documents of the TCC can be accessed here.


Martin Matthiesen Chair Finland
Leif-Jöran Olsson Vice-chair Sweden
Matej Ďurčo Member Austria
Jesse de Does Member Belgium
Ivaylo Ivanov Member Bulgaria
Vanja Štefanec Member Croatia
EKarittevli Elena Karittevli Member Cyprus
Jan Hajič Member Czechia
Simon Gray Member Denmark
Krista Liin Member Estonia
Thomas Eckart Member Germany
Dimitris Galanis Member Greece
Samúel Thórisson Member Iceland
Riccardo Del Gratta Member Italy
Roberts Darģis Member Latvia
Andrius Utka Member Lithuania
Menzo Windhouwer Member Netherlands
Tone Merete Bruvik Tone Bruvik Member Norway
Tomasz Naskręt Member Poland
Luís Gomes Member Portugal
Cyprian Laskowski Member Slovenia
Friedel Wolff Member South Africa
German Rigau Member Spain
Alexandru Craevschi Observer Switzerland
Martin Wynne Observer United Kingdom