Christophe Leclercq

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Christophe Leclercq founded EurActiv in 1999 and managed it for 10 years. Christophe now focuses predominantly on its overall strategy, deepening its Europe-wide network, as well as its external relations. EurActiv, now a European Media Network present in 12 EU capitals, publishes free EU news and facilitates EU policy debates for policy professionals in 12 languages. With 2.8+ million page views and 660,524 ‘unique visitors’ per month, EurActiv is the leading online media on EU affairs. Christophe Leclercq launched the EurActiv CrossLingual network, initially co-funded by then DG InfoSociety / eContent programme. The 12 country media network became self-sustainable. He recently initiated a new R&D project called 'EU Community', regarding big data and visualisation of policy processes. The consortium is led by Intrasoft, includes researchers, is co-funded by DG CONNECT / GSS and has deliverables like EurActory and PolicyLine. Christophe welcomes talks about related projects, notably on languages and on media transformation. Furthermore, Mr Leclercq is involved in debates on the emerging EU media policy, under the keyword #Media4EU. Prior to EurActiv, Christophe Leclercq worked at the European Commission & was a management consultant with McKinsey.

Presentation title: 
CrossLingual Media: blending language technologies and human post-editing, to boost content exchanges, growing European media and translation industries
Presentation description: 
While we presented ideas on Translated Syndication last year, we would be happy to present the more advanced project this year. Tilde and XTM would accompany the presentation, plus DG TRAD should they wish to highlight the exclusive use of MT@EC in the preparation of the project. In substance, we would share with the attendees some of the solutions we found in adapting Language Technology to the Media sector, focusing on best practices recycled in our pilot project. Then, we would describe the numerous challenges and early findings, hence research gaps opening the floor to suggestions and questions from the audience. I think that would be a nice exchange of knowledge, valuable to all attendees.