Over 900 people attended the ‘Clear writing for Europe’ conference organised by the European Commission on 13 and 14 October. A varied and interesting programme included contributors from EU institutions and many other spheres. The event provided the opportunity to showcase the efforts currently being made to promote clear and effective communication and multilingualism.

On 30 September 2021, the Translation Centre hosted the workshop ‘Multilingualism – a challenge for the EU Agencies Network’ under the umbrella of the EU Agencies’ Heads of Communication and Information Network (HCIN). A total of 68 representatives from 28 EU agencies, joint undertakings and the Shared Support Office of the EU Agencies Network attended this half-day event, which took place online due to the COVID 19 pandemic. Ms Emily O’Reilly, the European Ombudsman, delivered the keynote speech, paving the way for a fruitful discussion on how to foster multilingual communication to reach out to European citizens.