On 23 March, the Centre’s Acting Director Benoit Vitale signed an agreement with the Health and Digital Executive Agency (HaDEA). Based in Brussels, this newly created EU agency became operational on 1 April 2021. 

Under the EU Financing Programme for 2021-2027, aimed at creating a Europe that is greener, more digital and better prepared for all health matters, HaDEA will play a leading role in implementing and managing the annual work programmes delegated to it by the European Commission. 

The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) has just released a multilingual thesaurus specialised in the activities it is in charge of. The Translation Centre worked on this project together with the Agency based in Bilbao (Spain), and provided equivalents in 23 EU languages plus Icelandic and Norwegian.

During the weekend of 27-28 March 2021, the Centre will take part in the ‘Relais pour la Vie’ relay run. Organised by the Luxembourg Cancer Foundation (Fondation Cancer), the event usually gathers thousands of participants who run together in support of those affected by cancer. This year, the Foundation has set up a new way of connecting people in support of cancer patients and research by bringing runners together online in the ‘Relais pour la Vie ensemble & connectés’.

The vacancy notice for the post of Director of the Translation Centre for the Bodies of the European Union (COM/2021/20056) has been published in the Official Journal C065A of 25/02/2021 and on the EPSO website.

Can terminology be a source of empowerment? How can we describe situations or phenomena without the right words? You could argue that if something cannot be named, it might as well not exist. Terminological resources such as the IATE terminology database and EIGE’s Gender Equality Glossary and Thesaurus can help individuals and groups find a voice in multiple languages.

The least we can all say about 2020 is that it was a year of adaptation, creativity and flexibility. And, despite the pandemic, the Translation Centre managed to operate as usual and deliver 635 269 translated pages to its clients. It also successfully implemented 98% of its far-reaching Transformation Plan 2019-2020.