Who we are

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 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


memoQ forum on the day before ND Krakow 30 Sept

The Kilgray-memoQ team is organizing a meeting on 30 September right before the Elia Networking Days. The meeting will take place in the Holiday Inn Krakow City Centre Hotel, from 15:30 – 18:00.
Register for this meeting simply by completing the form at https://memoq.com/elia_krakow Read more


Elia Elections take place Aug 31 - Sep 9

Voting in the 2015 Elia Elections opens next Monday, August 31! This will be members' chance to select the people they would like to lead the association for the next two years. One representative from each member company, will be asked to pick the candidates for the Directors’ posts by voting for his/her preferred candidates from the following: Read more


Another Slovakian University joins EE

We are very happy to see another university from Slovakia joining the Elia Exchange program. The Faculty of Arts of the University of Prešov joins the rest 16 Universities became EE members during the last 10 months. The MA Translation and Interpreting programme of the university prepares future interpreters, translators of literary and technical texts, theoreticians, critics and historians in the field of translation studies. Its study programmes offer subjects that prepare translators/interpre Read more


Elia Elections 2015 - Candidates

Elia is very pleased to present the candidates for the three two-year Elia Director positions open for the 2015 election. Each candidate is perfectly qualified and would be a welcome addition to the Board. This year’s candidates are a mix of returning Directors (Françoise Bajon and Christian Schwendy) and new candidates (Gordana Antonijević, Geert Benoit, Patricia Guyot, Harald Krohmer and Dilek Yazici). 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:










AVB Translations




Surrey Translation Bureau


United Kingdom





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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