European Commission Conference on Literary Translation – 20th Ap

In the context of its policies to promote multilingualism and intercultural dialogue, the European Commission is organizing a Conference on the role of literary translation in Brussels on the 20th of April 2009.

Literary translation is a key instrument of understanding and communication between different languages, and as such it plays an important role not only in the traditional publishing sector, but also in the visual arts, drama and cinema. Europe has an established tradition in the field of translation. It is through translation that ideas have spread through our continent, resulting in the common cultural heritage that is the foundation of our Union today.

The works will be opened by President Barroso and Commissioner Orban. The plenary session in the morning will be followed by three workshops in the afternoon, after which conclusions will be drawn.

We are opening the registration to the conference and inviting professionals and stakeholders to register directly until the 6th March from our website at:


On the same date, the inscriptions will be opened also to the general public.

Diego Marani

P.S. Please use the website to register.

Diego Marani
Policy Officer
European Commission
Directorate General for Education and Culture
Unit C5 – Multilingualism Policy
MADO 16/49
Rue de la Loi 200
1040 Bruxelles – B
( +32-2-295.99.10 (direct phone)
Ê +32-2-299.63.21 (fax)
diego.marani@ec.europa.eu (e-mail)



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