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Today the European Commission is presenting two proposals to:

  1. update a coordinated approach on free movement restrictions inside the EU and
  2. introduce additional safeguards and requirements for international travellers into the EU

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Scientist working with vaccines
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Two days ahead of the meeting of European leaders on a coordinated response to the COVID-19 crisis, the Commission set out a number of actions needed to step up the fight against the pandemic. In a Communication adopted today, it calls on Member States to accelerate the roll-out of vaccination across the EU: by March 2021, at least 80% of people over the age of 80, and 80% of health and social care professionals in every Member State should be vaccinated. And by summer 2021, Member States should have vaccinated a minimum of 70% of the adult population.

Events

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Are you a third level student?  Do you want to know more about what a translator or an interpreter does?  Are you interested in working in a multilingual and multicultural environment? Do you want to know how to become an EU translator or interpreter?

Hear from staff translators and interpreters working for the European Commission about their career paths and what their jobs entail.

The European Commission’s translation and interpreting Directorates General (DGT and DG SCIC) have teamed up for a virtual tour of Irish universities during January and February 2021.  

Date: 
27/01/2021 to 11/02/2021

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Translator at work
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On Friday 12 February, the European Commission, Dublin City University (DCU) and the ADAPT Centre for Digital Media Technology will hold a special online workshop for Irish language translators.  Representatives from DCU and from ADAPT will speak about the courses available at the university and the projects currently underway.  A European Commission translator will run the practical part of the event (see below) through Irish and will speak about the ways in which European Commission translators use translation tools and machine translation.

Date: 
12/02/2021