Traineeships – European Parliament

The translation department of the European Parliament is offering 80 paid traineeship places in the Directorate-General for Translation (DG TRAD), in Luxembourg or Brussels.

The traineeships last 5 months! The next traineeship period is from 1 March to 31 July.
Applications are open until 30th November 2021. Continue reading

Monday smile – The time you waddled

The dangers of governments not carrying due diligence in the procurement of machine translation hit the news again last week – this time in Sweden.

The Local, a European English-language news network, reported that “British parent Neale Thomas was trying to apply for VAB – Sweden’s sick pay when looking after an ill child – when he discovered several “Monty Python-esque” translations on the agency’s website”. Continue reading

Symposium – Cultural Property Crime

A symposium is to take place online on 8 to 10 November 2021, entitled “Combatting Cultural Property Crime: Innovations on the Intersection of Law and Cultural Property Crime“.

This international Symposium is being hosted jointly by the Criminal Justice Center at Queen Mary University London, the Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Science, the Ronan Institute, and the Centre for Heritage at the University of Kent. Continue reading