On 20 June, the Centre was pleased to host two representatives from the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA), based in Vienna: Dorothee Reinfried, who is responsible for editing and different language versions (Communications and Events Unit), and Magdalena Bielecka, a translator. Around 40 staff members attended the half-day seminar, including translators from all language teams and terminologists.

The 2019 International Annual Meeting on Language Arrangements, Documentation and Publication (IAMLADP) was co-hosted by the European Parliament and the European Commission, with the support of the Council of the European Union and the Court of Justice of the European Union, in Brussels on 27-29 May 2019. Benoît Vitale (Acting Director) and Thierry Fontenelle (Head of the Translation Department) represented the Translation Centre at the meeting, which was attended by more than 180 participants from over 50 international organisations (IOs).

The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Translation (DGT) published in early June the list of universities and higher education institutions offering translation programmes at Master’s level in line with the standards of the European Master’s in Translation Network. This list comprises more than 80 members in the European Union, Switzerland and Lebanon and is valid until 2024. 

On 11 April 2019, the Translation Centre signed an agreement with EuroHPC, a Joint Undertaking specialising in High Performance Computing (HPC). Based in Luxembourg, this newly created organisation should be operating at full capacity by the end of 2019.

On 2 April 2019, the Translation Centre welcomed 21 participants from 19 client organisations to its annual Translation Contact Network meeting. The aim was to exchange information of mutual interest, share best practices and strengthen the Centre’s relationships with its clients.

To commemorate the Schuman Declaration, as is now customary, a ‘European village’ will be open to the public in the centre of Luxembourg City on 9 May, which will focus mainly on the forthcoming European elections on 23-26 May. Alongside the EU institutions and Member States, various EU translation services will share a stand to promote multilingualism in Europe.