France joins CLARIN ERIC

Submitted by Linda Stokman on 28 February 2017

We are pleased to announce that as of 1 February 2017 France officially has joined CLARIN as an Observer. The Observer status allows a country that is not yet ready to apply for full membership to start contributing to CLARIN projects, events and other activities.

As an active country in the field of linguistics, France has closely monitored the structuring of CLARIN as a European research infrastructure.

Two CLARIN C-Centres already exist in France, the Collection de Corpus Oraux Numerique in Paris and the Speech and Data Language Repository in Marseille.

The leading institute representing France will be the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS).