Registration opens for 2016 Translating Europe Forum
The 2016 Translation Europe Forum, a yearly event organised by the Directorate-General for Translation (DGT) of the European Commission, has opened its online registration. The draft agenda, featuring a comprehensive programme of presentations and panel discussions, has also been published online for the event, which will be held on October 27-28 in Brussels. Attendance is free of charge.
The Translating Europe Forum brings together translation stakeholders in Europe to discuss topics of common interest such as skills, employability, professionalisation, 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.
This year the forum will focus on translation tools and technologies. In a translation environment now broadly computerized, translators need to be technically savvy as much as they need to be linguistically skilled in order to be up to market standards. Translation environment tools include a wide array of IT solutions meant to facilitate translation-related tasks: from terminology research to text alignment, from revision to quality control, without forgetting workflow management tools.
The event will approach the theme of translation tools and technologies from different perspectives, from the role of public institutions to the viewpoint of end-users to the implications for translators' training.
The Translating Europe Forum's target audience comprises all DGT stakeholders: from University students and teachers to freelance translators, from producers of translation tools to researchers, from translators' and translation employers' associations to Language Service Providers and language services of national administrations.