This year, for the first time, DG Translation and DG Interpretation will be running a joint stand. As the theme of the Open Doors Day is the European Year of Cultural Heritage, this is a great opportunity for us to showcase the value of languages as part of our European heritage.
Our stand will be located outside the Schuman room, featuring a variety of language-related quizzes and games. Inside the Schuman room (stand 15), there will be a programme of speakers organised by DG Interpretation. These include a session on the differences between interpretation and translation, as well as a full programme of presentations and Mini Citizens’ Dialogues with Commission senior officials.
Visitors will have a chance to see and hear interpretation happening live, as well as having a go for themselves in one of our dummy booths!
On 5 May in Brussels, from 10:00 to 19:00, the EU institutions welcome the public in their buildings to see what the EU does, why, where, and by whom.
In Brussels, the European Cultural Heritage is the common thread of all events, talks, games and performances that will be organised in and around the EU institutions.
In Berlaymont building, the Commission opens the doors to the room in the 13th floor where the President and the Commissioners hold their weekly meetings. At the 27 stands of the Commission's departments, officials present their daily work with activities suitable for all ages. Outdoors, music and dance performances will provide food for the senses, while the Bread Festival/Fête du pain at the Schuman roundabout invites visitors to enjoy the best bites of the bakery culture in Europe and beyond.