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.



Building a solid bridge together – Elia Exchange survey is open until 24 July

Bridges bring people closer. However, they need to be solid to get you where you want to be.

Elia Exchange is recognised as the most mature programme that bridges the acknowledged talent gap between graduates new to the industry and language service companies.

To bring Elia Exchange to the next stage of its development, we need your help to understand about career progression for language professionals and to get a view of employability trends in the language industry with the  Read more


How you can gain from being an Elia Director: Call for Candidates opens today!

Elia has grown considerably in recent years thanks to the commitment, dedication and leadership of the Elia Board of Directors.

This team of volunteers share their time, experience and perspectives for the benefit of Elia's development and position in the language industry.

In October 2016, the terms of four Board Members come to an end, and we are looking for candidates from Elia member companies to help steer Elia’s direction into the future.
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2016 Language Industry Survey: The results are in!

The responses from the 2016 Language Industry Survey, a collaboration between Elia, European Master’s in Translation, EUATC, GALA and LIND, have been analysed and the report is now available.

The aim of the survey is to gain a strong view of the European language industry, providing insights to help you in your business.

Thank you to everybody who took part and shared your views and experiences on the trends, expectations and challenges facing the industry.  Read more


Save the Date for ND Focus – Elia’s focus on Project Management

The first event dedicated to developing and enhancing project management skills in the language industry will be held 1-2 December 2016, organised by Elia.

Join us at the World Trade Center Barcelona for two days of targeted sessions and group discussions with content focused on the vital skills needed to manage and deliver projects successfully to create a competitive edge.

This event is for project and production managers and anyone serious about superlative project management. Read more


ND Brussels: Save the Date!

Elia’s 20th Networking Days is coming to Belgium!

Join us 13-14 October 2016 for a strong programme to help you manage your business more effectively and maximise your service offering.

If you are a language service provider based in Europe, or with European business interests, this event is for you!

Previous attendees have said “I must say was the best industry conference I have attended in twenty years in translation”, Sean Carnegie-Brown, Maris Multilingual. Read more


Thank you to everybody for making Together 2016 so memorable!

Together 2016 was the first European conference for language professionals and companies organised by Elia.

It was a great success, with 350+ registrations from 39 countries across 5 continents, a strong Programme Committee, 36 speakers and of course our sponsors, partners and Elia Exchange student volunteers. We couldn’t have made it without the help of so many.

To build on the momentum and positive feedback, we are currently creating Together 2017, to be held in Berlin next February. Read more


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


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.


2016 Annual sponsors

Thank you to our annual sponsors for supporting Elia events and initiatives.




Elia Associate members

Visit the following Leading Companies in the Language Industry
and Elia Associate members.

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