The Translation Centre for the Bodies of the European Union is an agency of the European Union. Established in Luxembourg in 1994, its main mission is to provide translation and related language services to the other decentralised EU agencies. It may also assist those EU institutions and bodies which have their own translation services when there are workload peaks or for specific projects. In total, the Centre translates for almost 70 clients. At the end of 2020, it had a total of 220 staff members, including officials, temporary agents and contract staff. TELL ME MORE  

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ESMA and the CdT: a solid and fruitful relationship

ESMA and the CdT: a solid and fruitful relationship

Meeting clients and strengthening or confirming bonds is one of the regular, pleasant tasks of the Translation Centre’s Director, Ms Ildikó Horváth.

Celebrating multilingualism across Europe

European Day of Languages

September is traditionally a time for Europe to celebrate multilingualism with a wealth of initiatives culminating in the European Day of Languages on 26 September and International Translation Day on 30 September.

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The seven things you need to know about machine translation at the Centre

article about automatic translation and light post editing

As a result of the Translation Centre's transformation process undertaken between 2019 and 2020, several of our services are now based on neural machine translation (NMT).
The following seven quick reads will give you essential information about how NMT is used at the Centre and which benefits it can bring.

The Unified Patent Court becomes the Centre’s 70th client

agreement between UPC and CdT

We are pleased to announce that the Translation Centre has recently signed a cooperation arrangement with the Unified Patent Court (UPC), thereby bringing the Centre’s client portfolio to 70 clients.

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