The Translation Centre welcomes back Benoît Vitale, its long-standing Head of IT, as acting Director from 1 January 2019. Mr Vitale will replace Ms Máire Killoran, who ran the Centre for the last three years.

The Translation Centre would like to wish everyone a merry Christmas and a very happy and prosperous 2019!

On 5 December 2018, the Translation Centre organised a high-profile event in Luxembourg to showcase the brand-new version of the EU terminology database IATE, which was enjoyed by around 300 people from various institutions who gathered to mark the occasion. The half-day event was also followed via live webstream by many interested members of the public.

The Directorate-General for Translation (DGT) of the European Commission staged its 5th Translation Europe Forum in Brussels on 8-9 November 2018. About 500 stakeholders from the translation community (language service providers, producers of translation tools, academics, researchers, university students, etc.) attended this event, which focused on ‘translation in the age of data’. 

The new public version of IATE has been online since 12 November, and it is time to celebrate this important achievement! The Translation Centre is organising an event in Luxembourg on 5 December 2018 to shine a spotlight on the EU terminology database.

On 1 October 2018, Dr Doris Wohlschlägl-Aschberger, a banking expert and lawyer of 40 years’ experience, gave two information sessions at the Translation Centre on financial instruments and the challenges of the financial supervisory mechanisms. About 40 in-house translators attended and had these financial concepts explained to them.