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Higher education

As a graduate employer, DG Translation maintains extensive links with universities and higher education institutions across the EU.

We run a number of programmes and outreach activities aimed at promoting translation as a profession and encouraging language learning. The main ones are:

  • European Master's in Translation, a network of higher-education institutions offering master's-level translation programmes
  • visiting translator scheme — a Commission translator spends some weeks at a university or college teaching translation and advising on EU career opportunities for linguists
  • visits to DG Translation for students and others with a professional interest in translation.

With an eye to future recruitment, we also cultivate links with universities in countries that will or may join the EU.

Secondary schools

Juvenes Translatores is an annual translation contest for budding young translators. Pupils from randomly selected schools across the EU compete against each other by translating texts from one EU official language into another.

Translation stakeholders

All stakeholders in the world of translation can join our annual Translating Europe Forum in Brussels. We also run workshops in several EU countries.

Language industry

Our interactive language industry web platform contains facts and figures about an industry in full expansion – with the latest research findings and statistics.