Published on 06-04-10
James Lane, this year's winner of the "Juvenes Translatores"
contest, was in Brussels on 25th March to collect an award as Britain's best
Speaking ahead of the award ceremony, James said: "This is all a great
adventure and I am very flattered to have won this competition for the UK.
‘Picking the 27 winners from the more than 2,200 translations that we
received was not easy because the quality of the texts was generally very
good,' said Commissioner Vassiliou, European Commissioner for education,
culture, multilingualism and youth.
"The overall high standard of the translations and the 30% increase in
participation compared with last year show that young people are increasingly
keen to learn languages. I find this encouraging, because languages boost your
job prospects, make communication with other people easier and open up new
The ceremony in Brussels recognised 27 students, one from each EU member
state. Each received a trophy and diploma from Androulla Vassiliou,
European Commissioner for education, culture, multilingualism and youth, for
producing the best translation in their country. The contest for schools
was organised by the European Commission.
The event was web streamed on the Juvenes