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EU Relations

The EUATC is a key partner for a number of EU institutions – particularly the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Translation (DGT) in Brussels.

Over the years the EUATC has either actively participated or been consulted on initiatives linked to DGT, the Erasmus Programme and the European Commission. Among the most important are:

  • OPTIMALE: optimizing professional translator training in a multilingual Europe

  • TRANSCERT: trans-European voluntary certification for translators

  • QUALETRA: quality in legal translation

  • AGORA: transnational placement scheme for translation students

  • European Master’s in Translation

  • Civil Society Platform on multilingualism

  • LIND-Web: language industry web platform

Apart from EU institutions, the EUATC maintains strong links to a number of European and global language groupings, including Fédération Internationale des Traducteurs (FIT), Globalization & Localization Association (GALA), European Legal Interpreters and Translators Association (EULITA) and Conference Internationals Permanente D’Instituts Universitaires de Traducteurs et Interpretes (CUITI).

The LIND-Web project is fully operational and the EUATC is actively supporting it and participating in meetings held at the offices of DGT in Brussels. The Association also plays an active role in the Translation Europe Forum - the 600 strong conference hosted by the European Commission in Brussels.

A translation forum that focuses mainly on young graduates and newbees. How interesting can it be for old hands in the industry?

Transcert on facebook - visit and like

 The TransCert projects has a new Facebook page, please support the project by visiting and liking the page!


More information about TransCert can also be found here and of course on the project website and dowloaded from here.


work placements IN THE LANGUAGE INDUSTRY: ELIA, EUATC and GALA join forces


Brussels, August 2013

In an effort to promote employability and professionalism in the language industry, three of the industry’s largest corporate trade associations, ELIA, EAUTC and GALA have joined forces to connect companies in the language industry with the workforce of the future via the European Master’s in Translation Network (EMT).

Commission launches an online tool for mapping the language industry

The Directorate-General for Translation of the European Commission (DGT) launched an interactive online tool for collecting and exchanging data on the European Union language profession and industry on 18 November 2010 in Brussels. 

EUATC is involved in various projects linked to the Directorate General of Translation of the European Commission. EUATC's President Mirko Silvestrini is actively involved in all projects and brings forward the information about the translation industry to all stakeholders linked to the translation world.