Every year on 26 September, Europe celebrates the European Day of Languages. The initiative was launched 20 years ago by the Council of Europe to promote language learning and preserve the linguistic richness of our continent. As part of this initiative, several events are currently taking place across Europe.

In July 2021, a new version of the interinstitutional EU terminology database, IATE, was released. The main upgrade relates to the search, which has been completely redesigned to offer two views and more flexibility.

On 24 June 2021, an English-language linguist from the Translation Centre took part in the Joint Training Venture ‘Clear writing: write for your reader’. This was a pre-conference in a series of conferences that form part of the European Commission project ‘Clear writing for Europe 2021’.

On 22 April 2021, the Translation Centre hosted its 6th annual Translation Contact Network (TCN) meeting. A total of 46 representatives from 37 EU Agencies, Joint Undertakings and Institutions attended this half-day event, which was held online due to the pandemic.

The European Agency for Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GSA), based in Prague, has recently announced that, following the entry into force of Regulation (EU) 2021/696 (the ‘Space Regulation’) on 12 May 2021, the GSA has been replaced and succeeded by the European Union Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA).

Each year since 2009, the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) presents the Healthy Workplaces Film Award (HWFA) for the best work-related documentary film. Since 2017, the Centre has been subtitling the award-winning films into various languages, enabling the film directors and EU‑OSHA to reach a wider audience within the EU.