Adoption of the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) Building Blocks RECORD HIGH IN 2020


CEF Building Blocks are open and reusable digital solutions for public services, supporting the creation of Europe’s Digital Single Market. During the first half of 2020, the adoption and uptake of CEF Building Blocks reached an impressive record with more than 300 projects reusing or committing to reuse the digital solutions provided by the European Commission. This resulted in an increase of more than 50% compared to the first half of last year, where roughly 200 re-use cases were recorded. 

In comparison, the UK editions of the seven Harry Potter books altogether amount to 3407 pages3 – This would mean that eTranslation managed to translate a page count equivalent to 1,800 complete issues in 24 languages!

The growing demand for such digital solutions is also evident when it comes to the adoption of the CEF eTranslation system. With 90 million additional translation requests in the first half of 2020, it recorded "the steepest increase in one semester since the launch of the eTranslation system"1. In total, by the first half of 2020, eTranslation has received almost 180 million translation requests and 150 million pages of text were translated relying on the European Commission’s machine translation system. This reflects the regular use and the massive demand for multilingual contents.

Further information about the reuse and uptake of eTranslation is available on the eTranslation Dashboard. If you would like to learn more about eTranslation or if you are interested in using it, browse through the eTranslation website here.


[1] Cite from Article on CEF Digital (link)

[2] Source: eTranslation Dashboard (link).

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