The European Union of Associations of Translation Companies (EUATC) is an umbrella body for national associations of translation companies throughout Europe, without being limited to the EU.

The EUATC provides a united voice for language services companies and promotes the highest standards of quality and business practice. It also helps to improve the training of linguists across Europe. Visit to find information about the association and its activities, as well as the wider language and localization industries. You are also welcome to take part in discussions or to contact us.

As a truly international organisation the EUATC is a forum for translation companies, enabling them to speak with a united voice and providing them with the opportunity to lobby on issues affecting the translation industry.

The EUATC is recognised by the European Commission in Brussels. As a major opinion leader it participates in influencing European policy and decision-making and is consulted by key international institutions. It was the initiator of EN 15038, the European standard for translation services and many of its members worked on the project throughout its three-year development.

It is proactive in promoting the translation industry across Europe and is committed to developing Europe-wide good translation practice.

The objectives of the EUATC are to:

  • Promote the highest standards of quality and business practice among national member associations
  • Provide a strong, united voice for companies operating in the language industry when addressing governmental and non-governmental institutions in Europe
  • Provide support to national associations to reinforce their work providing a European perspective
  • Working with partners around the world to develop a unified approach
  • Give buyers of language services information and advice about the benefits of commissioning recognised Language Service Providers
  • Help solve common issues affecting the language industry across Europe
  • Make a contribution towards enlarging the European market for language services
  • Assist in establishing national associations of translation and language services companies throughout Europe
  • Help to improve the training of the next generation of European linguists
  • Promote co-operation with freelance community
  • Form links with related associations around the world


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