Juvenes Translatores contest: Commissioner Vassiliou presents awards to Europe's best young translators

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Juvenes Translatores contest: Commissioner Vassiliou presents awards to Europe's best young translators

The 28 winners of the European Commission’s annual Juvenes Translatores contest for young translators will receive their trophies from Androulla Vassiliou, Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, on Tuesday 8 April.

More than 3 000 pupils aged 17 from schools in each EU country sat the contest. They had two hours to translate a one-page text on European citizenship in any of the 552 language combinations possible from among the EU’s 24 official languages.

In total, they used 157 combinations this time, the highest to date. The results were marked by Commission translators. One winner was selected for each EU country.

The ceremony will take place in the Commission's Charlemagne building at 11:15. At 14:30, the winners will gather in front of the Berlaymont building for a group photograph.

For details of the winners and their schools, see IP/14/122.

The Juvenes Translatores award ceremony can be followed live via the Contest website.

To find out more: Facebook page, Twitter: @translatores, DG Translation, Commissioner Vassiliou's website, Twitter: @VassiliouEU. (Contacts: Dennis Abbott: +32.2.295.92.58)

Last update: 07/04/2014 |  Top