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The Translation Centre for the Bodies of the European Union is an agency of the European Union. Established in Luxembourg in 1994, its main mission is to provide translation and related language services to the other decentralised EU agencies. It may also assist those EU institutions and bodies which have their own translation services when there are workload peaks or for specific projects. In total, the Centre translates for almost 70 clients. At the end of 2020, it had a total of 220 staff members, including officials, temporary agents and contract staff. TELL ME MORE  

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20 years since the EU’s ‘Big Bang’, the great enlargement that increased the EU’s linguistic landscape

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20 years ago, on 1 May 2004, a special event marked the history of Europe: the fifth enlargement. Ten new countries joined the EU: Cyprus, Czechia, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia. This event, known as the ‘Big Bang’, is the biggest enlargement in terms of people and number of countries, as well as new languages, with the number of official EU languages growing from 14 to 24.

Celebrating Europe Day 2024: the Translation Centre joins the festivities!

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On 9 May, Europe commemorates a key moment in its history – the Schuman Declaration of 1950, which laid the groundwork for what we now know as the European Union. To honour this occasion, a range of activities took place in the European quarter in Luxembourg City, inviting citizens to participate in the celebrations.

The Centre at JIAMCATT 2024: exploring AI’s place within the language professions

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This year’s International Annual Meeting on Computer-Assisted Translation and Terminology (JIAMCATT) was hosted in a hybrid form by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in Paris, France, and took place from 6 to 8 March 2024. The overarching theme of this year’s session was '(R)evolution: AI’s place within the language professions'.

The Centre has published its ‘Highlights of the year 2023’

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We are pleased to announce the publication of our ‘Highlights of the year 2023’. This gives a concise account of the Translation Centre’s main operations as a shared language service provider throughout the year, showcasing our steadfast commitment to delivering high-quality services to our clients.

The Centre's key statistics for 2023

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Large language models and their applications have been in the headlines over the past year. Following this trend, the Centre found new niches for its solutions. By investing in the development of new technologies, it has maintained positive results on its activities, demonstrating its adaptability in an ever-changing environment. Our key statistics for 2023 provide a summary of the results achieved by the Centre over the past year.

Translation Services for the needs of the implementation of the procedure for the provision of information in the field of technical regulations and rules on information society services laid down in DIRECTIVE (EU) 2015/1535 "Single Market Transparency Directive, SMTD" from Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Irish, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish and Swedish into English

Translation services for the needs of the implementation of the procedure for the provision of information in the field of technical regulations and rules on information society services laid down in DIRECTIVE (EU) 2015/1535 "Single Market Transparency Directive, SMTD" from English into Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Irish, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish and Swedish.