First published on
01 August 2016 (last update on: 15 May 2020)

Our brochures cater for language professionals and the general public. They cover issues like:

  • how the EU deals with the language consequences of an expanding Union
  • how DG Translation helps the EU Commission communicate in the EU's 24 official languages
  • how we process documents and manage language versions


Brochure01 January 2015Translation

How to write clearly

This guide will help you to write clearly, whether you are using your own language or one of the other official languages.
Brochure10 April 2015Translation

Languages take you further

How do you say 'Yes', 'No' or Thank you' in a foreign language? Get familiar with some basic words and phrases in the EU's official languages.
Brochure18 July 2014Translation

Translation and multilingualism

Practical information about the structure, working procedures and work opportunities in the European Commission's in-house translation service.
Brochure27 April 2018Translation

Interpreting and translating for Europe

Where to look for translator or interpreter jobs — all the links you need to find out about working for the EU institutions.
Brochure15 May 2020Translation

Translation in figures

Translation department of the European Commission.

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