Twenty-seven "young translators" (one from each EU Member State) come to Brussels to receive the prizes of the first ever European translation contest for schools. Leonard Orban, Member of the EC in charge of Mulitilingualism, welcomed the winners of the "Juvenes Translatores" contest and hand them their awards.
The contest was organised by the Translation DG of the European Commission and took place simultaneously in all Member States on 14 November 2007 under the supervision of the schools involved. Participants were given two hours to translate one of the 23 different original texts on the subject of responsible and alternative tourism into any other official language of the EU.
Only the original language version is authentic and it prevails in the event of its differing from the translated versions.
||External view of the European Commission building
||General view of the press conference room
||People attending the awards ceremony
||Leonard Orban, Member of the EC in charge of Multilingualism, saying (in ROMANIAN) that they have organised this competition to underline the essential role of translation which is too often forgotten; that translation is a key element of the legitimatie of the activities that they carry out.
||Leonard Orban saying (in ROMANIAN) that the winners of this competition have gone beyond the fact of learning some words of a foreign language; that they have shown that they are able to translate from a source language to a target language; that they have demonstrated that they are able of building bridges between cultures thanks to the words they use in their translations.
||Aelaig Yvet, from the Lycée François Rabelais, from France, receiving the award (5 shots)
||Student from Bulgaria, receiving the award (2 shots)
||Amra Cauševic, from the Gymnázium Dr. Josefa Pekare school, from the Czech Republic, receiving the award (2 shots)
||Florea Radu, from the school Colegiul National "Mihail Kogalniceanu" from Romania, receiving the award (2 shots)
||Martina Mašanov, from the school Obchodná akadémia Trnava from Slovenia, receiving the award (2 shots)
||Coralie Sharpe from the Barnsley College from the UK receiving the award (3 shots)
||Group photo (6 shots)