This is the theme chosen by the International Federation of Translators (FIT) to mark International Translation Day this year. This is traditionally celebrated on 30 September, the feast of Saint Jerome — the patron saint of translators.

The European Day of Languages is an initiative of the Council of Europe that is celebrated every year on 26 September. It was launched in 2001 to promote language learning and to preserve the linguistic richness of our continent. As part of this initiative, a whole series of events will take place across Europe in the days and weeks to come.

The European Ombudsman, Emily O’Reilly, has launched a public consultation on the use of languages in the EU institutions, bodies, offices and agencies. The purpose is to find out how the EU can best communicate with the public in a way that promotes linguistic diversity while taking into account administrative and budgetary constraints.

On 6 July 2018, the Head of the Translation Department, Thierry Fontenelle, visited the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA), which is located in Lisbon.

On 5 July 2018, the Head of the Translation Department, Thierry Fontenelle, visited the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA), which is located in Lisbon.
 

The Translation Centre attended the 2018 International Annual Meeting on Language Arrangements, Documentation and Publication (IAMLADP). It was hosted by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), a UN Agency, in Montreal from 26 to 28 June 2018. The event brought together over 110 participants from around 50 different international organisations.