Managing translation workflows is becoming an increasingly complex task. To such an extent that the universities teaching translation, such as those participating in the European Master’s in Translation (EMT) system, are teaching their students how to manage workflows from A to Z. The Translation Centre (CdT) has collaborated with the Catholic University of Leuven (KU Leuven) in Belgium to share best practices in this field with the students.

Since 2019, the Translation Centre has been engaged in a two-year transformation process following an external study on the Centre as the linguistic shared service provider for the EU Agencies. In this context, the Centre has agreed on a cooperation programme with the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) to implement a series of IT projects.

Following the announcement on our website that EU terminologists had created a collection of terminology in IATE related to COVID-19 to assist urgent translation requests on the topic, Radio Lingvistika interviewed the IATE Tool Manager and two terminology coordinators from the European Commission and from the Council of the European Union to learn more about this achievement.

As per the EU motto, we have always been ‘united in diversity’ at the Translation Centre, and we are now united in adversity. From our home offices, we have created multilingual slogans to remind everyone at the Centre – and beyond – about the basic ways of protecting oneself and others against the new coronavirus.

9 May is usually the date when EU institutions, agencies and other bodies open their doors to the public and organise festivities in many European cities to celebrate the birth of the European Union with the Schuman Declaration. Although the coronavirus pandemic has made such activities impossible this year, the EU translation services have still joined efforts to find a way to mark this important founding event.

In order to help our stakeholders and policy makers around Europe in their efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19 by encouraging people to stay at home, the Translation Centre asked its language teams for their versions of the slogan ‘Stay at home, save lives!’. The results, in the 24 official EU languages plus Luxembourgish, have been used to create language-specific posters for the each of the 27 EU Member States, and for any other country that wishes to make use of them.