Clear writing for Europe will be a chance to exchange ideas for ways to communicate more clearly in writing with the citizens of Europe, to share experiences and to learn about the EU institutions' work in this area.

The conference will be held over two days on 13 and 14 October 2021. It will be an opportunity to:

  • raise awareness about the importance and benefits of clear writing and emphasise the need for clear and inclusive language
  • promote cooperation, improve knowledge sharing and exchange best practices.

Join us to get inspired, learn more, and build your networks! This event will also be a chance to look to the future and see what we can all to do to promote a clear writing culture in Europe.

This conference is being hosted by the team within the Commission’s Directorate-General for Translation behind the clear writing campaign. The team is working in partnership with other EU institutions to showcase EU efforts on clear and effective written communication with EU citizens.

Register!

An EU login is required to register. If you don’t yet have one, just follow the steps in the ‘Register’ link.

Practical information

When
Wednesday 13 October 2021, 9.00 - Thursday 14 October 2021, 17.00 (CEST)

Languages
English
Who should attend
Clear writing representatives from all Member States
Organiser

Agenda

  • 13 Octubre: 09.00 - 13.00 (Europe/Brussels)

    Panel discussions and presentations

    09.00 - 09.25 Opening and welcome
    09.25 - 10.25

    Panel discussion

    How to reach citizens through clear communication
    10.25 - 10.55

    Clear writing for all presentations

    10.55 - 11.05 Break & DGT clear writing video
    11.05 - 12.00

    Panel discussion

    Understanding your rights
    12.00 - 12.10 Break
    12.10 - 12.50

    Best practice presentations

    12:50 - 13:00 End of day 1 + announcement of afternoon workshops
  • 13 Octubre: 14.00 - 17.00

    Afternoon workshops + networking via Zoom (optional)

    14.00 - 15.00 Networking
    15.00 - 17.00

    Workshop

  • 14 Octubre: 08.00 - 13.00

    Panel discussions and presentations

    08.00 - 09.00 Networking (optional)
    09.00 - 09.05 Welcome address
    09.05 - 09.15

    Keynote

    09.15 - 10.30

    Panel discussion

    The importance of testing communications for your audience
    10.30 - 10.45 Break
    10.45 - 11.10

    Keynote

    11.10 - 12.00

    Panel discussion

    Communicating science in plain language

    12.00 - 12.10 Break
    12.10 - 12.50 Closing panel
    12.50 - 13.00 Closing remarks
  • 14 Octubre: 14.00 - 17.00

    Afternoon workshops + networking via Zoom (optional)

    14.00 - 15.00 Networking
    15.00 - 17.00

    Workshops

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