As the main pillar of the Centre’s governance, the Management Board ensures that the Centre functions effectively and efficiently and complies with its mission as set out in its Founding Regulation.

The Management Board defines the Centre’s strategy, goals and priorities and has a supervisory role with general responsibility for budgetary and planning matters.

Its tasks and responsibilities are defined in Articles 7 to 18 of Council Regulation (EC) No 2965/94 of 28 November 1994 setting up a Translation Centre for the Bodies of the European Union.

The Management Board’s key tasks are:

  • to appoint the Director;
  • to approve the Centre’s budget and work programmes and monitor their implementation;
  • to check that the Centre’s priorities are in line with its mission;
  • to ensure proper financial management and accountability.

Decisions of the Management Board

Decisions of the Management Board are taken by a majority of its members either during meetings or by written procedures. The annual work programmes, budgets and annual activity reports as well as other decisions of the Management Board are available at the following links:


The Management Board consists of a representative from each of the Centre's partners (institutions, agencies, offices and bodies of the European Union), a representative from each Member State of the European Union and two representatives from the European Commission. Each partner, each Member State and the European Commission appoint their own representatives. Their term of office is limited to three years and may be renewed.


Rytis Martikonis, Director-General of the Directorate-General for Translation of the European Commission