Events in Austria

Peter Pan at Graz Language Festival

24/09/2020

Multilingual Peter Pan exhibition at the yearly Language Festival in Graz; language quizzes for kids and adults
Venue: GrazMuseum/Schlossbergplatz
Type of event: Language fair
Target audience: General public
Contact: dgt-vienna@ec.europa.eu

"Translation speed dating" - A date with the translation profession

30/09/2020

Presentation of the translation profession by expert practitioners, translation teachers and customers
Venue: Online
Type of event: Online workshop
Target audience: School and university students interested in language profession
Contact: dgt-vienna@ec.europa.eu

Erdäpfel, Powidl, Paradeiser - 25 Jahre Österreichisches Deutsch in der EU (25th anniversary of Austrian German in the EU)

13/10/2020

Online panel discussion on Austrian German in the European Union with linguists and experts involved in drafting the language protocol to the Austrian accession treaty
Venue: Online (Facebook live stream)
Type of event: Online panel discussion
Target audience: General public
Contact: dgt-vienna@ec.europa.eu

Tag der Sprachen Social-Media-Quiz

21/09/2020

Daily quiz videos in the week before the European Day of languages, published on social media by EUNIC Austria and the European Commission Representation in Austria
Venue: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter
Type of event: Online quiz
Target audience: General public
Contact: dgt-vienna@ec.europa.eu

Events in Belgium

EFKF – EU Speaks

25/09/2020

English for Kids Foundation / Anglia (an organisation specialising in English summer school lessons and official exams) organises a session of fun language games aimed at secondary schools
Venue: ​DG Translation premises in Brussels, building G12
Type of event: Language games
Target audience: ​30-50 secondary school pupils
Contact: dgt-nl-0-secretariat@ec.europa.eu

Events in Bulgaria

"Discover Translation!" online translation quiz and series of online events

01/09/2020

​EDL celebrations will comprise 2 elements (an online quiz and a series of 20 online events with broader nationwide coverage), and will incorporate the topic of translation for the first time.

Venue: Website: edl-bulgaria.eu - hub for all online activities (quiz and events)
Type of event: Online quiz (1-24/09/2020) followed by series of 20 online events (30/09- 2/10/2020)
Target audience: General public, school and university students, expats
Contact: dgt-sofia@ec.europa.eu

Events in Croatia

Alice in Wonderland travelling book exhibition

15/10/2020

The Alice in Wonderland travelling book exhibition is a cross-border project coordinated by the DG Translation field office in Vienna. The books will be exhibited alongside thematic drawings by school pupils attending OŠ Trnsko.

Venue:OŠ Trnsko
Type of event: Exhibition
Target audience: General public
Contact: dgt-zagreb@ec.europa.eu

Online mini-language courses

26/09/2020

The traditional EDL event will this year be replaced by online mini-language courses organised with the help of cultural institutes and embassies in Croatia.

Venue: Online
Type of event: Mini language courses
Target audience: General public
Contact: dgt-zagreb@ec.europa.eu

Online EDL quiz

07/09/2020

The quiz on languages and translation will run for 3 weeks with prizes for top players. Test your knowledge of languages and try to win one of the prizes at upoznajmojezike.com!

Venue: Online
Type of event: Online quiz
Target audience: General public
Contact: dgt-zagreb@ec.europa.eu

Events in Cyprus

Radio contest

21/09/2020

​The radio contest will span the 5 days preceding the European Day of Languages. There will be one question per day, on the topic of multilingualism, translation and/or linguistics. Every day, there will be a draw among the participants who have answered correctly. The first prize will be an Android tablet, with 5 more winners receiving a bag with various DG Translation promo items. 

​​Venue: Radio station with national broadcast
Type of event: Competition/quiz
Target audience: General public
Contact: dgt-nicosie@ec.europa.eu

Events in Czechia

Speak Dating in Lucerna, Translation Live in Kampus Hybernská

22/09/2020

​Interactive micro-lessons in 40 languages in a very busy arcade in the centre of Prague. There will also be other language-related activities on the spot, including a "Spot the language" paper quiz. The online quiz will be available at www.denjazyku.eu for several weeks before the speak dating event, with the deadline on 26 September. EDL will be promoted through a radio competition on a major Czech radio station (Radio Impuls - www.impuls.cz) and a related spot promoting language learning and multilingualism. Campus Hybernská will also host a programme putting the translation profession in the spotlight. This will include a discussion with a well-known Czech translator of fiction, a live demonstration (also live streamed) of the use of CAT tools in literary translation, a workshop on subtitling led by an experienced subtitles translator, and  a presentation by a dubbing translator. To enable people living elsewhere to participate in the main EDL event in Prague, we will run a public poll on the EDL website and on our partners' websites to select 4 languages. These will be streamed live through the Commission Representation Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/EvropskakomisevCR/

​​​Venue: Online
Type of event: Mini language course
Target audience: Schools, general public
Contact: dgt-prague@ec.europa.eu
Web: www.denjazyku.eu (+ quizz https://www.goethe.de/prj/edl/cs/quz.html / https://www.goethe.de/prj/edl/en/quz.html)
FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/293665985187383/
Registration link (maximum 4 languages for the moment):  https://rep-prg.reenio.cz/cs/#/terms

Speak Dating Junior and "Multilingualism is Treasure" award ceremony

22/09/2020

​Speak dating for schools whose students won the "Multilingualism is treasure" painting competition organised by one of our partners - Kamarádi (Friends) multilingual magazine for bilingual and other children https://www.zaedno.org/home-kamaradi

​​​​Venue: Online
Type of event: Mini language course
Target audience: Primary and secondary schools
Contact: dgt-prague@ec.europa.eu

3Kino film festival - translation in film - subtitles - dubbing - voiceover 

04/11/2020

Presenting aspects and forms of film translation, lifting the veil of mystery from dubbing, subtitling and voiceover approaches, and explaining subtle differences between them and their respective advantages and disadvantages. More info at www.3kino.cz

​​​​Venue: ​Several cinemas around Prague
Type of event: Film festival
Target audience: ​Cinema-goers
Contact: dgt-prague@ec.europa.eu

Events in Denmark

EDL online quiz

01/09/2020

Participants can test their knowledge of languages in an online quiz.

​​​​​Venue: ECML website​
Type of event: Online quiz
Target audience: ​General public, teachers, pupils, students​
Contact: dgt-copenhagen@ec.europa.eu

Language celebration

26/09/2020

A  language celebration which will engage the public in language learning. Includes a multilingual choir, talks by distinguished speakers on the effect on the brain of learning languages, and the opportunity to learn a bit of unknown languages through a language cafe.

​​​​​Venue: Online (based at Studieskolen - a language learning centre in central Copenhagen)
Type of event: Online event
Target audience: General public​
Contact: dgt-copenhagen@ec.europa.eu

Sprogdag - oversættelse af tegneserier (language day - translation of comics)

19/09/2020

Hands-on translation and a public debate on languages and translation

​​​​​Venue: Public space in Copenhagen​
Type of event: Public space event
Target audience: General public​
Contact: dgt-copenhagen@ec.europa.eu

Events in Estonia

Language Café

24/09/2020

​Traditional speak dating event where participants can study foreign languages during mini language lessons.

​​​​​​Venue: Kuressaare (Saaremaa, an island of Estonia)
Type of event: Mini language course
Target audience: General public
Contact: dgt-tallinn@ec.europa.eu

Online game on EU languages

07/09/2020

​An online game on the Representation's website on EU languages. Similar to a board game – players have to "travel" through all EU countries via a set route and answer questions on the languages. If they answer correctly, they can skip the next country; if they answer wrong, they have to move back to the previous position. Available from 7 to 26 September.

​​​​​​Venue: Online
Type of event: Competition/quiz
Target audience: ​General public
Contact: dgt-tallinn@ec.europa.eu

Radio guessing game

25/09/2020

​Children from the Tallinn European School will read extracts from "Alice in Wonderland", with radio listeners having to guess the language. 

​​​​​​Venue: Radio
Type of event: Competition/quiz
Target audience: General public
Contact: dgt-tallinn@ec.europa.eu

"Alice in Wonderland" book exhibition

26/09/2020

​On 26 September, a ballet of "Alice in Wonderland" will be performed at the Estonian National Opera. An "Alice in Wonderland" book exhibition (books in 37 languages) will be on display in different venues leading up to 26 September when it will be displayed at the opera house before the performance, alongside an EDL information desk.

Venue: 

  • 7-22 September at the Estonian Children’s Literature Centre in Tallinn
  • on 24 September at Kuressaare Language Café
  • on 26 September, 4 and 6 October at the opera house before the performances for those having a ticket to the performance

Type of event: Public space event
Target audience: General public
Contact: dgt-tallinn@ec.europa.eu

Events in Finland

Live-translating

25/09/2020

Translators of the European Commission will translate EU texts using the Commission translation tools. Watch the live translation process on a big screen! The translators are also happy to answer any questions about translation during and after the translation.

Venue: Europa Experience, Central library Oodi, Helsinki
Type of event: Public space event
Target audience: General public
Contact: dgt-helsinki@ec.europa.eu

Moomin book exhibition

21/09/2020

This year it has been 75 years since Tove Jansson – a Swedish-speaking Finn, who wrote her books in Swedish – had her first Moomin book published. To celebrate this anniversary and the European Day of Languages the Europa Experience will host a multilingual Moomin book exhibition from 21/09 to 26/09.

Venue: Europa Experience, Central library Oodi, Helsinki
Type of event: Exhibition
Target audience: General public
Contact: dgt-helsinki@ec.europa.eu

Quizzes on languages

21/09/2020

Participants can test their knowledge of languages in a small multilingual quiz on screen and a "Spot the language" quiz on paper during one week.

Venue: Europa Experience, Central library Oodi, Helsinki
Type of event: Competition/quiz
Target audience: General public
Contact: dgt-helsinki@ec.europa.eu

Events in France

Discussion evening

17/09/2020

Discussion evening around a presentation on languages and translation in the European institutions

Venue: Museum Mundolingua, Paris
Type of event: Conference/seminar
Target audience: General public
Contact: dgt-paris@ec.europa.eu

"Dictée multilingue"

25/09/2020

Multilingual online dictation, recorded at Museum Mundolingua in Paris

Venue: Online
Type of event: Competition/quiz
Target audience: Secondary schools
Contact: dgt-paris@ec.europa.eu

Talk

26/09/2020

Talk about the role and action of the Commission in the field of languages

Venue: Museum Mundolingua + online
Type of event: Conference
Target audience: General public
Contact: dgt-paris@ec.europa.eu

Events in Germany

European Day of Languages Celebration

26/09/2020

The Regional Representation of the European Commission in Bonn will celebrate this year’s European Day of Languages between 10 am and 7:30 pm in Frankfurt’s busy Skyline Plaza Shopping mall. Passersby will have the opportunity to pick up a wide range of free publications on the European Union in multiple languages. At the same time, we want to draw attention to the EU’s linguistic and cultural diversity. Our partners of the Instituto Cervantes, Goethe Institute and adult education service in Frankfurt will explain their course programmes and help us to show how important language learning is to intercultural understanding. Members of the Europe Direct Relais Rhein-Main and Darmstadt will help us answer your questions on the EU. Language courses and small goodies may be won during the day.

Venue: Skyline Plaza Shopping Mall, ground floor
Type of event: Public space event
Target audience: general public
Contact: dgt-berlin@ec.europa.eu 

Mini language courses / Sprachenbad

28/09/2020

​Mini language courses for school classes (pupils aged 8-10)​

Venue:Central Libraries and schools in Berlin​
Type of event: Mini language courses
Target audience: Pupils aged 8-10
Contact: dgt-berlin@ec.europa.eu

Improtheater "Sprachgewirr"

28/09/2020

A group of actors with different mother tongues create a play based on several key words in 5-8 languages. The public can participate by providing additional key words.

Venue: The Russian House
Type of event: Public space event
Target audience: General public​
Contact: dgt-berlin@ec.europa.eu

Events in Greece

EDL online treasure hunt

26/09/2020

An online treasure hunt, with participants browsing through the web and social media pages of various cultural institutions to look for clues and solve riddles related to languages, culture, multilingualism and  translation.

Venue: Online
Type of event: Competition/quiz
Target audience: General public, young people aged 16-30 and their parents
Contact: dgt-athens@ec.europa.eu

Events in Hungary

Online quiz

26/09/2020

​Online quiz on translation

Venue: Online
Type of event: Competition/quiz
Target audience: General public
Contact: dgt-budapest@ec.europa.eu

Events in Ireland

Taster classes in multiple languages

18-09-2020

Online Webinar As part of Culture Night 2020 on Friday, 18 September, the European Commission, in conjunction with Languages Connect, will hold the second annual "Try a new language" event to mark the European Day of Languages - this time online. The event will be open to the public between 5-9pm.

Type of event: Webinar
Target audience: General public
Contact: dgt-dublin@ec.europa.eu

Events in Italy

Sharing Experiences of Successful Online Teaching: 
Voices in Finland & Italy

28/09/2020

This online event to celebrate the European Day of Languages is organized by the Italian Ministry of Education within the CertiLingua programme. CertiLingua is the international Label for students with competences in two foreign languages at B2 Level, intercultural experiences and CLIL learning. 
The webinar will be opened by Max Bruschi, Head of the Department for Education and Training at the Ministry. Inspector Gisella Langé will lead the discussion on successful online teaching experiences interacting with three University professors - Dr Olli-Pekka Malinen and Dr David Marsh from the University of Jyväskylä Group, Lucilla Lopriore from Roma Tre University - and three primary, lower and upper secondary school teachers - Arianna Caputo, Alessandra Armanni and Vincenza Leone. A Q&A session will offer the opportunity to interact with the speakers.

Venue: Online
Type of event: Webinar
Target audience: teachers, students and the general public
Contact: gisella.lange@istruzione.it

 

Traduzione e imprese: un connubio vincente

25/09/2020

Webinar targeting SMEs and micro-enterprises. A PhD student from Bologna University (Forlì campus) will illustrate the subject of her research: customising a neural machine translation engine to cater for the needs of microenterprises. She will also present the results of a survey on translation needs, involving over 100 small and microenterprises. The European Commission will demonstrate eTranslation, its machine translation engine now also available to SMEs.

Venue: Online
Type of event: Webinar
Target audience: Microenterprises and SMEs​
Contact: dgt-rome@ec.europa.eu

Giornata Europea delle Lingue

26/09/2020

Italian EDICs and EDCs will organise a variety of events for pupils, students and the general public.

Venue: Online and live events in various cities
Type of event: Different types of events
Target audience: Children, pupils, students, general public​
Contact: dgt-rome@ec.europa.eu

PMI e traduzione: opportunità e migliori pratiche

30/09/2020

Webinar targeted at SMEs and micro-enterprises. Three SMEs are going to talk about their experiences with human and machine translation and to share how thanks to translation they have managed to enhance their business. The European Commission is going to illustrate eTranslation, its machine translation engine now available also to SMEs.

Venue: Online
Type of event: Webinar
Target audience: SMEs​ and microenterprises
Contact: dgt-rome@ec.europa.eu

Giornata Europea delle Lingue

25-09-2020

An online panel with experts, teachers, and students to celebrate multilingual Europe and plurilingual citizens. The event will be opened by two plenary sessions with Marisa Cavalli (consultant at the ECML and expert on European language policies) and Lorenza Venturi (Erasmus+ Italian Agency).
During the second session, students of different languages (French, English, German, Spanish, Russian, Arabic and Chinese) will share their experiences and reflections on the importance of learning more languages.

Venue: Online 
Type of event: Online panel
Target audience: Teachers, students and general public
Contact: lend@lend.it

 

Erasmus KA2 Project “S.T.A.R. - Screening, Testing, Activities and Research” multiplier event

25-09-2020

The Erasmus+ project “S.T.A.R - Screening, Testing, Activities and Research”, a strategic partnership for innovation promoted by the European School of Parma, in partnership with the University of Parma and in agreement with the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, investigates the relationship between the multilingual nature of students of the European School and possible learning difficulties related to it, with the objective of precociously identifying problems and setting out strategies and teaching practices to enable the students to overcome such difficulties.  The results will be presented in the course of a study day on 25th September 2020, in virtual mode. 

Venue: Online 
Type of event: Webinar
Target audience: Teachers, Head Teachers, Researchers
Contact: direzione.primario@scuolaperleuropa.eu

Events in Latvia

Open language classes

21/09/2020

​40-minute classes on cultures and languages of Europe.

Venue: EU House
Type of event: Mini language course
Target audience: General public (language learners and interested people of all ages)
Contact: dgt-riga@ec.europa.eu

Events in Lithuania

Multilingual phone

25/09/2020

​10 teams (each with 10 students) translate a given text into multiple languages in sequence. The first translation serves as an original for the second player, the second translation as an original for the third player, and so on. The team whose final translation best matches the primary original wins. 

Venue: Online
Type of event: Competition/quiz
Target audience: secondary school and university students
Contact: dgt-vilnius@ec.europa.eu

Brain battle on languages and translation

25/09/2020

On 25 September, teams will meet online for a final round to battle for the prize of a visit to Strasbourg/Brussels. The videos shot by participants will be posted on YouTube, and the creators of the most liked video will win.

Venue: ​Final round online; pre-selection round in Lithuanian secondary schools
Type of event: Competition/quiz
Target audience: ​Secondary school students
Contact: dgt-vilnius@ec.europa.eu

Exhibition of drawings on languages

25/09/2020

​An award ceremony will take place in the Seimas (national parliament) on 25 September. From October 2020 to March 2021, libraries and municipalities in 5 different Lithuanian cities will host the exhibition.

Venue: Award ceremony in Vilnius, national parliament
Type of event: Exhibition of drawings
Target audience: ​School students of any age, 4 age groups
Contact: dgt-vilnius@ec.europa.eu

Language tester classes and translation workshops

25/09/2020

​Language tester classes and translation workshops for the general public at Lithuanian Teachers House, covering up to 12 languages. Two 45-minute translation workshops (EN-LT and DE/FR-LT) will consist of short introductions to translation as a profession, followed by game-like practical work and a  discussion on the results.

Venue: Lithuanian Teachers House
Type of event: Mini language course
Target audience: Public
Contact: dgt-vilnius@ec.europa.eu

Public lectures on translation and languages

29/09/2020

​Meeting with prominent Lithuanian translators and polyglots, including Viltarė Urbaitė, who will give a presentations on translation and languages. Followed by a discussion / brain battle on languages (run by the DG Translation field officer).

Venue: “Gerosios VIlties” Progymnasium
Type of event: Conference/seminar
Target audience: Secondary school students, public
Contact: dgt-vilnius@ec.europa.eu

Online seminar on translation and languages

25/09/2020

​Short online presentations on translation and languages including FOs presentation on eTranslation and other NMT systems. 

Venue: Kaunas, Vytautas Magnus University
Type of event: Conference/seminar
Target audience: Teachers, business
Contact: dgt-vilnius@ec.europa.eu

Forum "Languages, Culture and Communication"

24/09/2020

Talk for teachers and business on languages and communication

Venue: Kaunas College
Type of event: Conference/seminar
Target audience: Teachers, business
Contact: dgt-vilnius@ec.europa.eu

Language dating

24/09/2020

​Meeting native speakers of different languages, followed by testing/demonstration of skills acquired in the form of short dialogues or presentations in particular languages

Venue: ​Kaunas College
Type of event: Mini language course
Target audience: ​Secondary school and university students
Contact: dgt-vilnius@ec.europa.eu

European Language Treasury’20

28/09/2020

​Two half-day competitions for Alytus District gymnasiums and pro-gymnasiums. Consisting of self-presentations, quizzes, charades, song competitions, translation/interpreting games and other fun tasks, all requiring knowledge of multiple languages and other linguistic  and creativity skills.

Venue: online
Type of event: competition/quiz
Target audience:  Secondary school students
Contact: dgt-vilnius@ec.europa.eu

EDL Prototo

24/09/2020

Online quiz run by the national TV and radio broadcaster LRT and played via Prototo Apps

Venue: Online, LRT webpage
Type of event: Competition/quiz
Target audience: ​Public
Contact: dgt-vilnius@ec.europa.eu

EDL Facebook quiz

21/09/2020

​6 questions on languages on 6 consecutive days of EDL week

Venue: Online, Facebook page of the Commission Representation in Lithuania
Type of event: Competition/quiz
Target audience: Public
Contact: dgt-vilnius@ec.europa.eu

Social media interactive clip on languages

21/09/2020

Social Media Clip will get the form of a Virtual Exhibition. There will be up to 10 virtual objects leading to chapters in such categories as European Day of Languages, Learning of languages, Playlist of songs in multiple languages, Multilingual Little Prince, Translation and Translators etc.

Venue: Online
Type of event: Virtual exhibition
Target audience: Public
Contact: dgt-vilnius@ec.europa.eu

Quiz on languages

21/09/2020

Quiz posted on the webpage of the Commission Representation in Lithuania. Teachers at Lithuanian secondary schools will be informed when they can download it and play with their students.

Venue: Lithuanian secondary schools
Type of event: Competition/quiz
Target audience: Secondary school students
Contact: dgt-vilnius@ec.europa.eu

Events in Malta

Social media EDL online campaign

21/09/2020

EDL online celebration: a week-long viral campaign on social media airing clips to be used as a build-up for the European Day of Languages.

Venue: Online
Type of event: Online social media campaign
Target audience: Schoolchildren (spelling bees) + general public
Contact: dgt-valetta@ec.europa.eu

Spelling bee

05/10/2020

Spelling bee competition

Venue: Schools in Malta
Type of event: Competition/quiz
Target audience: Schoolchildren (spelling bees) + General public
Contact: dgt-valetta@ec.europa.eu

Events in Netherlands

EDL Big Event - MySchoolsNetwork

26/09/2020

The "Big Event" is an annual multilingual event to promote language awareness among young learners, with respect to both their mother tongue (possibly a minority language) and world languages, and to promote linguistic diversity in general. Student teachers from NHL Stenden play a supporting, tutoring role.

Venue: NHL Stenden / video conference
Type of event: Cross-border competition for schools
Target audience: Primary and lower secondary school students  (circa 250), student teachers (circa 20)
Contact: dgt-hague@ec.europa.eu

International The Hague Open Day online

27/09/2020

On a dedicated Europe House page, the EU will be placed in the spotlight on 27 September. 2 live webinars will be held, one by the European Commission at 15:00 on the role of the Commission and the priorities of the Von der Leyen Commission, and the other by the European Parliament (guided tour and presentation). Visitors to the webpage can watch a short film on the work of the Commission Representation in the Netherlands, shot especially  for this occasion, and there will also  be live chats with Europe House employees. Visitors can  find podcasts on European topics, as well as information on the Commission's multilingualism policy, upcoming multilingualism events and eTranslation.

Venue: Online
Type of event: Different types of events
Target audience: ​General public
Contact: dgt-hague@ec.europa.eu

Events in Poland

European Comic Book

26/09/2020

​The Commission Representation in Warsaw, in cooperation with the DG Translation field officer, will publish a comic book focused on sustainability and climate change but also including significant language-related content, including on the importance of language learning and translation. The comic book will be officially presented at an online event held in place of the comic and computer game fairs.

Venue: Online
Type of event: Different types of events
Target audience: General public, in particular younger people, video gamers and comic readers
Contact: dgt-warsaw@ec.europa.eu

Discover Translation webinar

14/09/2020

Webinar featuring actors and translators with an international background living in Poland and Polish people living and working abroad. Includes shows, presentations and interviews on translation and the relationship between language and culture.

Venue: Online
Type of event: Webinar on translation and the relationship between language and culture
Contact: dgt-warsaw@ec.europa.eu

Series of online EDL events in Wrocław

21/09/2020

Series of online events, including language-related workshops, lectures and presentations as part of the Intercultural Education Fairs (such as online lessons in Hebrew, online photo gallery with multilingual descriptions on the theme of 'Wrocław in the time of pandemic' in the eyes of the migrant community, online workshop for language teachers) plus other activities, language quizzes, contests and presentations.

Venue:Online
Type of event: Multiple language-related events
Target audience: ​General public, mostly school students and teachers
Contact: dgt-warsaw@ec.europa.eu
Website: http://edj.wroclaw.pl/
FB: https://pl-pl.facebook.com/events/619896282000497/ 

Fairy tale language online game

26/09/2020

Online game themed around fairy tales, culture and literature. Pre-registered participants will "travel" from one cultural institute's website to another to perform language- and culture-related tasks, solve riddles, do mini-translations from a number of languages and interact with native speakers. The aim is to collect as many points as possible through a special scoring system, but above all to have a multilingual fun experience and give translation a go.

Venue: Online
Type of event: Online game
Target audience: General public
Contact: dgt-warsaw@ec.europa.eu

Events in Portugal

Dia Europeu das Línguas

25/09/2020

The event starts with a welcome address by the Head of the Commission Representation, followed by a presentation by the DG Translation field officer on Europe, European languages and the importance of learning languages.The floor will then be given to any school that wishes to participate (subject to certain conditions regarding theme, video quality, etc.). General moderation of the event will be live, from a dedicated studio in Lisbon.

Venue: Online on dedicated platform and possibly Facebook and YouTube (Commission Representation channel)
Type of event: Online workshop
Target audience: Schools (target audience: pupils aged 12-15 - 3rd cycle of basic education)
Contact: dgt-lisbon@ec.europa.eu

EDL Online quiz

01/09/2020

Online quiz on Europe, European Languages and translation. One question posted per day in Representations' Social Media Facebook and Instagram. Winners randomly selected among correct answers.

Venue: Online
Type of event: Online competition/quiz
Target audience: Social media users
Contact: dgt-lisbon@ec.europa.eu

EDL events in schools

21/09/2020

​Lectures on Europe and languages

Venue: Various schools in Portugal
Type of event: Workshop
Target audience: School pupils
Contact: dgt-lisbon@ec.europa.eu

Pinocchio travelling exhibition in Coimbra

01/09/2020

​During the month of September, the Europe Direct Information Centre in Coimbra will host the Pinocchio travelling book exhibition.

Venue: ​Coimbra (Europe Direct Information Centre)
Type of event: Book exhibition
Target audience: General public, schools
Contact: dgt-lisbon@ec.europa.eu

Peter Pan travelling book exhibition

01/10/2020

​​The Commission Representation in Lisbon (Europa info point) will host the Peter Pan travelling book exhibition.

Venue: Europa info point, Commission Representation in Lisbon
Type of event: Book exhibition
Target audience: General public, schools
Contact: dgt-lisbon@ec.europa.eu

Events in Romania

LinguaTEST online quiz

14/09/2020

​Contest with multiple-choice questions on languages and translation, 14-30 September

Venue: Online
Type of event: Competition/quiz
Target audience: All
Contact: dgt-bucharest@ec.europa.eu

European Month of Languages

20/09/2020

Local events with Europe Direct Centres in Pitesti, Buzau, Bacau, Bucharest: translation competition and Living Library of European Projects. Radio competition (21-25 September) and Kahoot language game (26-30 September) with EUNIC Romania (9 participating institutes, 18 quiz questions).

Venue: Various cities in Romania: Bucharest, Târgoviște, Pitești, Buzău, Bacău
Type of event: Other (public space - TBC, online games and events, radio competition)
Target audience: From age 12 to adults
Contact: dgt-bucharest@ec.europa.eu

LinguaFest 9th edition: EDL/ELL Caravan in Romanian County School Inspectorates

15/09/2020

Participants in language projects (students and teachers) will be invited to share their stories, which will be published on social media.

Venue: Regional/local school education authorities across Romania
Target audience: Pupils, students, teachers
Contact: dgt-bucharest@ec.europa.eu

Events in Slovakia

LingvaKviz

25/09/2020

LingvaKviz is an online quiz which will run from 25 September until 24 October. Players with the highest scores will receive prizes.

Venue: Online
Type of event: Competition/quiz
Target audience: general public
Contact: dgt-bratislava@ec.europa.eu

Peter Pan travelling book exhibition

12/11/2020

​The Peter Pan travelling book exhibition is a cross-border project coordinated by the DG Translation field office in Vienna. This year, the book collection will be in Slovakia in November for what is traditionally the biggest book fair, held in Incheba, Bratislava. The exhibition will include workshops for visitors (quizzes for adults, colouring workshops for kids). Readings from the book in several languages will also be organised in several libraries during November, in partnership with EUNIC institutes.

Venue: ​Bibliotéka Book Fair  + EUNIC institutes
Type of event: Fair
Target audience: general, more specifically primary school pupils (for readings)
Contact: dgt-bratislava@ec.europa.eu

Competition "EDL in our school" and online workshops for teachers

14/09/2020

  •  A country-wide competition for schools ‘EDL in our school‘ will be launched on 14 September 2020. Primary and secondary schools around Slovakia wishing to participate, can organize their local EDL event and share what they did (videos, pictures) by the end of October 2020. Winners will be announced on 16 November. Three winning schools per category (primary schools, secondary schools) will receive vouchers for foreign-language books.
  • A series of webinars for students and language teachers with presentations and interactive sessions about culture, languages, multilingualism and online learning tools from 7-9/10/2020. Registration for interactive session is required. Detailed programme will be available end of September.  

Venue: Schools around Slovakia and online (workshops)
Type of event: Competition, workshops
Target audience: pupils, students, teachers, parents
Contact: dgt-bratislava@ec.europa.eu

Events in Slovenia

EDL Open Air Workday

23/09/2020

In the first part, the Ministry of Education will present ongoing programmes to promote languages. Next will be the award ceremony as the main EDL event in Slovenia. It will include presentations of the 10 best multilingual school projects, with national prizes awarded by the National Education Institute. This will be followed by a working break where participants visit different stands (15-20). The second part will be dedicated to the theme “Translation all around us” and will start with a panel discussion with Juvenes Translator participants (the winner for Slovenia and those having received a “Special Mention” for outstanding translations, and their tutors) on that contest and on participants’ preparation and overall experience. The second part will conclude with a language-translating music workshop.

Venue: Resort Orehov gaj (suburbs of Ljubljana)
Type of event: All day event (9:30-16:00) (fusion of language awards, Juvenes Translatores presentation and workshop)
Target audience: Teachers and students from winning and other schools, members of public administration, general public
Contact: dgt-ljubljana@ec.europa.eu

Events in Spain

Europa!? juego sobre cultura y lenguas de Europa - Quiz on culture and languages of Europe

23/09/2020

​Whizz is a multiplayer video game (developed by the company Furious Koalas) with certain unique features. It is developed for Android and IOS mobiles and tablets, with perfect synchronisation between players. This makes it especially interesting for social events, both face-to-face and online.

Venue: CETED headquarters, University of Castilla-La Mancha (Ciudad Real Campus).
Type of event: Competition/quiz
Target audience: ​General public, university students, large audiences
Contact: dgt-madrid@ec.europa.eu

European Culture: Unity, Diversity and Future

25/09/2020

2 online webinars: if circumstances permit, the speakers will all present from Toledo 
Online (hybrid) version of the initial proposal: 1.5-day conference on European culture, focusing on  languages and translation

​​Venue: Toledo
Type of event: Webinar
Target audience: General public, university students
Contact: dgt-madrid@ec.europa.eu

Launch of "La aventura de traducir" (The adventure of translating)

29/09/2020

Online activity for primary school teachers and pupils

Venue: Commission Representation in Madrid + webcast
Type of event: Workshop
Target audience: ​Primary school pupils and teachers
Contact: dgt-madrid@ec.europa.eu

"The Language of Europe": dialogues on translation

26/09/2020

​Second dialogue of "The Language of Europe"
to be recorded live at Casa Árabe, Madrid

​​Venue: Madrid
Type of event: Filmed dialogues
Target audience: General public, translation students
Contact: dgt-madrid@ec.europa.eu

Events in Sweden

EDL Café

29/09/2020

This year the traditional EDL Café will be replaced by online mini language courses organised with the help of cultural institutes and embassies in Sweden

​​Venue: Online
Type of event: Mini language course
Target audience: Pupils in grades 7-12  across Sweden
Contact: dgt-stockholm@ec.europa.eu

EDL celebrations

24/09/2020

EDL lecture

​​Venue: Tannbergsskolan, Lycksele​
Type of event: Online EDL lecture by DG Translation field officer
Target audience: ​100 students in grades 10-12
Contact: dgt-stockholm@ec.europa.eu

EDL celebrations at Anderstorpsgymnasiet in Skellefteå

Date still to be decided for Oct. or Nov.

EDL lecture

​​Venue: Anderstorpsgymnasiet, Skellefteå​
Type of event: Online EDL lecture by DG Translation field officer
Target audience: ​All students at the high school​
Contact: dgt-stockholm@ec.europa.eu

 

EDL celebrations for first-year language students

23/09/2020

Lecture and Kahoot quiz
Venue: ​Online for St Eskils gymnasium
Type of event: EDL lecture by DG Translation field officer
Target audience: ​100 students in grades 10-12
Contact: dgt-stockholm@ec.europa.eu

EDL celebrations 

30/09/2020

EDL lecture
Venue: ​Rålambshovskolan, Stockholm
Type of event: EDL lecture by DG Translation field officer
Target audience: ​ All students at the junior high school
Contact: dgt-stockholm@ec.europa.eu