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The language industry web platform is managed by the European Commission's Directorate-General for Translation, assisted by an editorial board which includes 10 influential language industry experts.

Language industry web platform team members

Purpose and goals

  • To enable the sharing of statistics and information about the language industry in the EU, through the web platform open to all
  • To create a partnership between DG Translation, the language industry, professional associations, and universities – through the editorial board, which meets 3-4 times a year
  • To increase the language industry's visibility in the long-term and to promote its added value to business and growth


DG Translation manages the platform and facilitates the work of the expert group.

The editorial board is responsible for:

  • raising awareness of the platform acts as interface between the project and its various participants
  • acting as industry ambassadors in different events and contexts to highlight the value of language services both economically and socially
  • highlighting the open, non-commercial character of the platform's content.

Editorial board members

  • Françoise Bajon, Elia
  • Claudio Chiavetta, TransPerfect
  • Christophe Declercq, University College London/University of Antwerp
  • Jorge Diaz-Cintas, ESIST/Imperial College London
  • Eyvor Fogarty, FIT
  • Michael Fritz, Tekom
  • Kim Harris, Gala
  • Nino Platteel, Statistician (retired), Dutch National Institute for Statistics
  • Mirko Silvestrini, EUATC
  • Andrejs Vasiljevs, Tilde / LT Innovate
  • European Commission's DG Translation


Size of the EU language industry – 2009 study – details the industry's rapid growth




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