Participation in CLARIN can take place at several levels. At the European CLARIN ERIC level, the main participants are countries or intergovernmental organisations, represented by their ministries or research councils. They can either be members or, if they are still in the process of preparing themselves to join, observers. Third countries from within or outside Europe can also join, provided they recognize the ERIC as a legal entity.
At the national level, there are a national CLARIN consortium in each member country. Such consortia typically consist of universities, research institutions, libraries or public archives. Each country decides for itself how its consortium is organized. Some countries have broad consortia, with many participants, others have gone for smaller consortia. Current participants in CLARIN are:
|Member country||National consortia|
|Czech Republic||LINDAT Clarin|
|Dutch Language Union||Dutch Language Union|