Important! Public consultation on European judicial training

The Directorate-General Justice and Consumers of the European Commission has launched a public consultation entitled “Training of justice professionals on EU law – From evaluation to the new 2019-2025 strategy“.

The Commission states:

“This consultation is open to all citizens and stakeholders interested in the future European judicial training strategy. […] The justice professionals are the practitioners involved in the justice system such as judges, prosecutors, court staff, bailiffs or enforcement officers, lawyers, notaries, mediators, legal interpreters and translators, court experts, prison management and staff, probation officers.

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Opportunity – Paid traineeships at the European Commission

Registration for paid traineeships at the European Commission is now open. They consist of 5 months with the Commission, or certain executive bodies and agencies of the European institutions such as the European External Action Service or the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises, starting on either 1 March or 1 October.

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Speech repository of the European Commission

The Speech Repository is an e-learning tool developed by the Directorate-General Interpretation at the European Commission, to help improve the quality of conference interpreter training.

It is a vast collection of speeches, on a wide range of subjects and with different styles, and contains real-life examples which have been collected from national institutions and international organisations. Continue reading

All about interpreting and translating for Europe

The Interinstitutional Committee for Translation and Interpretation, the forum for cooperation between the language services of the European Union institutions and bodies, has recently published an updated 24-page guide entitled “Interpreting and translating for Europe“.

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Annual report on EU translation

The Translation Centre for the Bodies of the European Union recently published its “Highlights of the Year” for 2016.

The 40-page report includes key figures about activities – translation, revision, editing, subtitling, and term lists – as well as information about the Centre’s clients, inter-institutional cooperation, external outreach and communication.  Continue reading

Report on European judicial systems

european-judicial-systems-edition-2016-2014-data-efficiency-and-quality-of-justiceThe 2016 edition of the report European Judicial Systems: Efficiency and Quality of Justice has just been published by the European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ).

It evaluates the functioning of judicial systems in 45 Council of Europe Member States as well as in Israel, an observer state, and continues a process carried out since 2002, focusing on main indicators.

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