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EU translation tenders and information event

The European Commission's translation service is recruiting external translation capacity. Do you translate from French, Hungarian, Romanian or Bulgarian into English? Or from English into Dutch, Czech, Irish or Maltese?

On 6 December the Commission published two calls for tender for the translation of EU documents into and out of EU official languages. The links below include invitations to tender, tender specifications, a draft framework contract and a Q&A document.


From FR, HU, RO or BG into EN, and from EN into NL:


From EN into CS, GA or MT:



The deadline for tenders is 19 January 2018. The tendering process is open to language service providers in corporate form (such as translation agencies) or as individuals (such as freelance translators).

All queries relating to these calls must be directed to the email addresses at these links.

In addition, the Directorate-General for Translation and the European Commission Representation in the UK are organising an information seminar at Europe House on Tuesday 19 December to explain the new way of working with external partners that is outlined in the calls, and to attempt to answer questions from potential tenderers.

The event is intended for those individuals or representatives of organisations that are likely to be eligible to submit tenders. The event is free of charge and open to all, but venue capacity is limited and registration is essential, at this link:


If you register and are unable to attend, please cancel your ticket in good enough time to allow those on the waiting list to attend, by following these instructions or emailing paul.kaye@ec.europa.eu

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