Juvenes Translatores competition

As has been the case for the last 10 years, the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Translation (DG Translation) is organising Juvenes Translatores 2017, a translation contest for schools in the European Union. The main stages of the contest are: preparations, the translation test, and an award ceremony. Juvenes Translatores raises awareness of the importance of translation skills […]

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United Nations International Translation Day

Earlier in the summer, the unanimously adopted United Nations General Assembly Resolution A/RES/71/288 declared 30 September to be UN International Translation Day, celebrated across the entire UN network. Last week, the International Federation of Translators (FIT) announced a theme for the International Translation Day / Journée mondiale de la traduction 2017 – ‘Translation and Diversity’ / Traduction et diversité. For full […]

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Machine Translation and National Security

Machine Translation and National Security ‘UK is at grave risk from the linguistic shortcomings of its intelligence agencies’, warns Dr Henry Liu, President of the International Federation of Translators (FIT). According to Dr Liu, British citizens are being placed at unnecessary risk by a lack of accountability and absence of quality control in intelligence gathering […]

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EU Legal Translation: Past, Present and Future?

EU Legal Translation: Past, Present and Future? This talk will be a practically oriented overview of major challenges and quality parameters in institutional legal translation in the European Union institutions. EU legal translation is subject to a complex array of political, procedural and institutional factors and it challenges some central translation concepts, such as a […]

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