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.



'Together', our brand-new event!

Together is Elia’s brand-new event bringing freelance language professionals and companies together in an environment that facilitates dialogue and mutual growth. 2016’s edition of Together will be held in Barcelona, at the World Trade Center on February 11th-12th 2016. This first Together conference will focus on “Developing our Connections”, and the program will consist of 3 streams: Relationships, Growth and Technology.  Read more


The latest addition to EE is the University of Westminster

We are happy to welcome the University of Westminster to the EE Programme. The University offers a Specialised Translation MA which is open to native and non-native speakers of English, who combine English with any of the following languages: Arabic, French, German, Italian, Polish or Spanish, and prepares students for their career in the translation market. Read more


Save the Date! ND Krakow, 1-3 Oct, 2015

Elia is heading back north but remaining close to the centre of Europe for its October 2015 Networking Days event. With its long history dating back to the early Stone Age and monuments of extraordinary beauty and cultural heritage, Krakow will be the host city of our ND event on 1-3 October. Read more


Elia welcomes the University of Strasbourg to EE

Elia is more than happy to count its 11th EE University Member. The University of Strasbourg, Faculté Langues et Sciences Humaines Appliquées, offers the Master CAWEB, a Masters in Multilingual Web Design career-oriented degree in foreign languages and multimedia. The course targets graduates from Modern Languages backgrounds, perfecting their fluency  Read more


Elia & Memsource bring a special offer to Elia members

MLVs, SLVs and end clients can work in a single, connected environment in Memsource Cloud. Real-time TM updates, terminology and job progress are shared across the entire team, while other information, including names of translators, is kept strictly private. This approach provides a very powerful feature set for MLVs and SLVs looking to streamline their translation process.  Read more


Development of Elia Exchange in the Western Balkans

The connecting of teachers and representatives of LSPs, at the first Balkan countries Elia Exchange Forum held last December at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Osijek, the first university to join the EE Initiative, was a splendid opportunity for the successful exchange of knowledge and good practices that could be transferred to other EE members from other regions in the future.  Read more


Introducing our 200th member

“Every step we take in enhancing our offering, broadening our horizon and experience, we ask ourselves if we are doing the right thing. Being able to share certain aspects of our business with peers was one of the main drivers in joining Elia.”  Read more


Change as an opportunity – a look into the future of language services

Every change means a huge opportunity. No matter how exciting the future developments are going to be, the language service providers will have to be able to set the course for change in the future with flexibility, courage and vision. 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:










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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