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Elia is committed to providing a forum for exchange,
fostering the development of business relationships with fellow members and
other related international organizations, and promoting the concept of
ethics and quality standards through the industry.



The 2016 Language Industry Survey is here!

Announcing the 2016 Language Industry Survey, a collaboration between Elia, EMT, the EUATC, GALA and LIND with the aim of gaining a strong view of the European language industry, providing insights to help you in your business.

The survey opened 19 January and closes on 12 February.

We invite you to spare 10 minutes of your time to share your views and experiences of the trends, expectations and challenges facing the industry. Read more


Welcome to our 20th Elia Exchange university member!

We are happy to welcome the University of Ljubljana, the 20th university to join Elia Exchange and the first from Slovenia.

The Department of Translation at the University of Ljubljana offers undergraduate and postgraduate programmes of study. At the undergraduate level, the Department offers a three-year course in Interlinguistic Communication (BA), and on the postgraduate level students Read more


A special message from the Elia President

Dear Elia members and friends,

Here we are at the end of 2015. It seems like yesterday I had the pleasure of welcoming you to my city, Lyon, for the spring ND. In the autumn Elia visited Poland for the first time and discovered the preserved city of Krakow, where we held our most successful ND yet. This year we also saw the upswing for Elia Exchange, which bridges the gap between LSPs and universities; we will continue to build on this for 2016. Read more


ND Focus – Elia’s networking days for Executives

Registration for ND Focus – Elia's networking days for Executives, 21-22 April 2016 in Mallorca, is now open!

This event brings together industry decision-makers, LSP Executives doing business in Europe and beyond, who are committed to creating a stronger future for their company.

ND Focus for Executives offers a unique structured format Read more


The Elia Exchange family is growing

We are happy to see the Elia Exchange family growing! Welcome to our 19th university member and the 2nd in the UK: the University of Leeds Centre for Translation Studies.
The Centre for Translation Studies hosts the following renowned Masters programmes: MA Applied Translation Studies (MAATS), MA Conference Interpreting and Translation Studies (MACITS) and MA Audiovisual Translation Studies (MAAVTS). The Centre also offers Postgraduate Diplomas in Conference Interpreting (PG Dip CI) and Applied Read more


Together programme now finalised and registration is open!

The Together Program Committee has worked hard and created a strong programme for Elia’s 1st Together event, thanks also to those answered the Call for Papers and for helping to create a compelling programme in all three tracks: Relationships, Growth and Technology. We are excited to introduce a roster of very dynamic speakers representing all different aspects of the language industry. At the same time we have opened the registration. Read more


Comenius University joins EE

This is the 19th university joining the Elia Exchnage initiative and the 3rd from Slavakia. Comenius University in Bratislava and its Faculty of Arts offers a Magister (Mgr.) degree, an equivalent of Master of Arts, in Translation and Interpretation. The programme is a combined study of two foreign languages and translation and interpretation skills from and to Slovak. More information about the university and its Magister study Read more


2015 Elia Election Result

The Elia Election of 2015 was held from 31 August to 9 September 2015 to elect the three new Directors of the Elia Board of Directors for the next twelve months. 71 company members voted electing Françoise Bajon (Version internationale), Christian Schwendy (Gemino) and Gordana Antonijević (IOLAR). They will join Arancha Caballero (Nuadda), Roberto Ganzerli (Arancho Doc), Spyros Konidaris (Commit) and Manuele Vecchi (Liguria Traduce) in Read more


Newest Elia Members

Born from six European LSPs, today Elia has more than 200 members distributed all over the world. 
We welcome our newest members:


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8 reasons
why you should join Elia


The European Language Industry Association is the premier trade association for the European language services industry.


Elia is based in Europe and all activities focus on supporting business of its
Europe-based member companies — from a European-centric point of view.


Elia is a great way to begin to explore the larger world of the language industry.


Over 185 companies have already joined the association and new ones apply for membership each week.


It is the place to find business partners, mentors, providers, and friends.


Take advantage of organizational and marketing value through knowledge-sharing, education, group discounts and facilitating business relationships.



Increase the visibility of your company with the member listing and other Elia services.


Take full advantage of Elia's Networking Days, one of the
highest rated industry events.


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