World Esperanto Congress 2016
The World Esperanto Congress (Universala Kongreso de Esperanto, UK) is the largest and longest-running annual gathering of Esperanto speakers. The 101st congress took place in Nitra, Slovakia and was co-organised by E@I.
Sennacieca Asocio Tutmonda (SAT, World Anational Association) is another congress which meets annually. In 2015, E@I organised it in Nitra, Slovakia.
Official website: satesperanto.org
More information on Wikipedia: eo.wikipedia.org
Wikimedia CEE meeting 2013
Wikimedia CEE meeting 2013 was held between the 14th and 17th of November 2013 in Modra, Slovakia. It is a meeting of Wikimedia users and activists from Central and Eastern Europe. This meeting was organized by Wikimedia Slovakia and E@I and hosted 40-50 Wikimedia activists from several countries. This meeting is supported by the Wikimedia Foundation as well as by some national Wikimedia organizations. The special “V4 for Wikipedia” project has also received support from the Visegrád Foundation.
Training session on Wikipedia and the WikiTrans machine translation tool
WikiTrans is a computer program voluntarily developed by Eckhard Bick. It is able to auto-translate all 4,182,609 English-language on Wikipedia into Esperanto. However, these auto-translated articles need to be manually corrected, linguistically and technically, before they can be integrated into the Esperanto Wikipedia. The proofreading of machine-translated articles can improve and grow Esperanto Wikipedia much more quickly and efficiently than writing altogether new articles.
Between the 1st and 5th of May, 2013, a workshop was held in the town of Partizánske (Slovakia) in which participants learnt how to contribute to Esperanto Wikipedia with the help of Wikitrans.
Sand Spring (Sabla Printempo)
E@I was a partner of a training seminar held in the town of Písek (Czech Republic), organized by ĈEA (Czech Esperanto Association) and ĈEJ (Young Czech Esperantists), from the 9th to the 11th of April, 2010. Two board members (Peter Baláž and Marek Blahuš) gave talks about the activities of E@I and led practical trainings about the digitalization of materials (books, pictures, documents) and video editing (how to create subtitles).
“New projects for Europe”, Kaunas, Lithuania, 2007
The meeting held to plan new projects related to the 2008 International Year of Languages of the UN and the European Year of Intercultural Dialogue.
“Languages in the Internet”, Brno, Czech Republic, 2006
A total of 23 young people from 9 countries took part in the training seminar jointly organised by E@I and ĈEJ, and subsidised by the Youth foundation. The topic was “language diversity and its specific traits in network environments”. A workshop was run on how to increase web traffic to our sites. There was also a specific youth programme, and the event culminated with a visit to a computational linguistics laboratory at the Masaryk University. The social events included an international evening and a trip to the Moravian karst caves. The results were subsequently presented at the KAEST science conference in Dobřichovice, whose main topic was “Language and the Internet.”
“Let us be known”, Partizánske, Slovakia, 2005
A training seminar organized in cooperation of E@I and SKEJ, subsidized by the Youth program. In total 18 young people from 7 countries took part. The theme was “to learn how to present one’s own organization to the public through the media”. The topics of instruction included the production of graphics, posters, leaflets, articles and websites. The programme also included a visit to an advertising agency. The social programme included an international evening and a trip to Bojnice castle.
“Interculture Online”, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2004
A seminar on intercultural learning and language learning. Approx. 40 participants from 4 continents.
“Learning Online”, Boston, USA, 2003
A workshop seminar about websites for online learning. The seminar was hosted by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
“Informing Online”, Lesjöfors, Sweden, 2002
A combined theoretical and workgroup seminar about disseminating information on- and off-line. The results of the seminar included two movies, posters, t-shirts, leaflets and the first version of the Online Information Center.
“Languages Online”, Čačak, Yugoslavia, 2002
Bilingual E@I seminar which included lessons about languages, how to plan online language instruction projects, how to create website, etc.
“Cooperation Online”, Uppsala, Sweden, 2001
A seminar on the use of online technologies for international youth cooperation. A number of novel (by 2001’s standards!) technologies were presented and tested, and the results were recorded in the form of a wiki website, for the benefit of people who were unable to participate in the seminar.
Introductory seminar, Stockholm, Sweden, 2000
A seminar organized in order to launch the E@I workgroup. The goals of the organization were defined; brainstorming about project ideas took place; experience and ideas were exchanged.