Theme of the 2015 Forum: Young people and the Translation Profession. This year, the ‘Translating Europe’ Forum will be held on 29-30 October in Brussels. The focus will be on young people – the future generation of translators. The event will cover topics such as:
- How to give translation students the skills that will help them find work?
- How to attract the best students to the dynamic and innovative translation industry?
- How should future translators prepare themselves for the job market?
- What can translation companies and university programmes do to attract talented students to the profession?
The ‘Translating Europe’ Forum is a yearly event organised by the Directorate-General for Translation of the European Commission. It brings together translation stakeholders to discuss topics of common interest, such as skills, employability, professionalization, quality, tools, and to promote cooperation between stakeholders. Its aim is to increase the visibility of the profession and to stimulate dialogue and projects of common interest.
Call for posters and project presentations:
At the Forum, there will be space to display posters or projects relating to this year’s theme. These can be research projects, examples of university programmes or courses, or company best practices. The displays will be an integral and dynamic part of the Forum, as you will be given the opportunity to present your project during the event. At least one presenter for each proposal selected must attend.
Please submit your proposal in English with a maximum two-page abstract and a description of the intended format of the display (oral presentation, poster, other).
The proceedings of the Forum will not be published, but you will receive a certificate of attendance. If you are selected to present a poster or project, you may also request a certificate specifying this.
Deadline for submission of proposals 7 April 2015
Notification of selected proposals 4 May 2015
If your proposal is selected, you will have your travel expenses and accommodation covered by the organisers (one person reimbursed per project). Please send enquiries and proposals to the Translating Europe Forum Team (DGT-TRANSLATING-EUROPE@ec.europa.eu). You can also visit the Translating Europe page for more information.