EU-funded eTransFair (How to Achieve Innovative, Inclusive and Fit-for Market Specialised Translator Training) project under the Erasmus+ programme has just started last 29th September with the kick-off meeting held at Budapest.
The Centre of Modern Languages (BME) of Budapest University of Technology and Economics and proford (the Hungarian association of translation companies) held a conference to celebrate St. Jerome's Day with the participation of EUATC.
European University of Madrid has started a new survey on Spanish translation industry to update the last one coming from 2004 (issued by ACT, the translation company association at that time). ASPROSET, the Spanish Translation Industry Providers Association, is collaborating in this project together with other translators and company associations of Spain, and individual translation companies. The first round of the survey has already taken place and results are being processed. This study will be publicly available once finished.
The inaugural Language Industry Summit Awards took place at the ATC's 2015 Language Industry Summit, which took place at the home of Manchester United Football Club at the end of September. The Awards, which attracted nominations from Britain and around the world were designed to celebrate excellence in categories such as Project Management, Translator/Supplier and Outstanding Contribution to the Language Sector.
The ATC sponsored a report from Professor James Foreman-Peck of the Aston Business School looking at 'How investment in languages affects SME exporters'. The ATC hosted the report's launch at the Houses of Parliament in London attended by Members of Parliament, ATC members and journalists. The report was illustrated with a case study presentation from a client of a leading ATC member.