On 11th April 2013, 27 secondary school students from all over Europe will receive their "Juvenes Translatores" prizes from Androulla Vassiliou, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth. The original texts were available in all 23 official languages of the European Union, and were inspired by the 2012 European Year of Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations. The 27 winning translations were considered the best in their countries from all the entries received.
The "Juvenes Translatores" translation contest is organised by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Translation. The original texts are written by EC translators, who also mark the translations from the schools. The winners will meet with the translators during their visit to Brussels to see how they work.
The contest gives teachers and students the opportunity to discover how translation works in practice, and helps them understand its potential for employability and language learning. It also gives them the opportunity to participate in a European project and create links with other schools in different EU countries.
The 7th round of the contest will take place in November 2013, and will be open to students born in 1996. Schools wishing to participate will be able to register from 1st September 2013.