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Conference Interpretation

Practical information

Monday, 27 May, 2019 to Wednesday, 29 May, 2019


The EU institutions - the European Commission, the European Parliament, the Council of the European Union and the Court of Justice will host the International Annual Meeting on Language Arrangements, Documentation and Publications (IAMLADP) in Brussels on 27-29 May 2019.

IAMLADP  is an international forum and network of international organisations employing conference and language service providers – mainly translators and interpreters.  It was established in the 1970s at the United Nations General Assembly's initiative. It brings together representatives of over 80 member organisations, including the United Nations, OECD, WTO, NATO or the African Development Bank. IAMLADP is an active and influential network with three Working Groups - on Training, Language Services and Services for Conferences and Publishing, each with a number of Task Forces - which hold regular virtual meetings throughout the year to exchange information, discuss topics of common interest. 

The objective of the annual meetings is to share knowledge and best practices, to enhance the efficiency, quality and cost-effectiveness of conference, language and publishing services system-wide and within each participating organisation and discuss subjects of common interest.  Hosting this flagship event in Brussels in 2019, the year of elections to European Parliament is a way to demonstrate the value the European Union attaches to multilingualism and the provision of language services as means to render the EU decision-making and hence the European project more democratic.

IAMLADP will be chaired by Ms Catherine POLLARD, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations Department for General Assembly and Conference Management (DGACM), and co-chaired by the Directors General of DG Interpretation and DG Translation of the European Commission on 27 May, and by the Directors General responsible for the respective linguistic Services of the European Parliament on 28 May 2019.

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