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Multilingualism Day Tours at the House of European History

Tipo de actos: 
Event Category: 
Our Events
Adultos, Jóvenes
Lengua del acto: 
Dutch, English, French, German

Join one of our tours at the House of European History, which will take a look at the history of languages in Europe, through anecdotes and objects in the exhibition, revealing how languages have shaped the continent’s rich diversity.

Guided tours:

  • 11.00: Dutch & French
  • 12.00: English & German
  • 13.00: Dutch & French
  • 14.00: English & German
  • 15.00: Dutch & French
  • 16.00: English & German

Register by sending an email to or on the day at the museum desk.

Online workshops (Friday 23/09 and Saturday 24/09)

Dive deeper into interpretation and translation in these interactive workshops. The online sessions cover various aspects of working as a language professional at the European Parliament and are a great opportunity to get your questions answered!

The workshops are limited to small groups, so registration is mandatory and places are filled on a first come, first served basis. Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email with details on how to take part. Sessions last between 30 and 60 minutes and will be held in a variety of languages. Some of them may be recorded.

Registration opens on 1 September 2022 – book your spot here.


Events at the European Parliament in Brussels (Saturday 24/09)

Activities (10.00-18.00)

Explore multilingualism through fun activities.

Ground floor

  • Photo booth: get your multilingualism day souvenir
  • “Write and translate clearly for multimedia content” workshop: discover how to adapt written content for various media formats in a clear and citizen-friendly way, then record it in our professional audio booth!
  • My House of European History recording corner: take a seat and add your European story to this collaborative history project
  • Kids’ corner: face painting, temporary tattoos and multilingual language games and books

Fourth floor

  • Interpretation booths: try your hand at interpreting
  • Translation games: have fun while testing your language skills!
  • Translation and clear language workshops: try your hand at translating with our expert translators and/or learn the basics of clear language in these interactive sessions.
    *Registration at entrance required – first come, first served.

Experience the European Parliament Hemicycle (10.30-17.30, every 30 minutes)

Discover where debates and votes take place. Multilingual presentations with Q&A (fourth floor).

Talks with interpreters and translators (10.30-17.00)

Gain more insight into interpretation and translation with these 30-minute talks about the different facets of the two professions and multilingualism in general. All talks will be interpreted into Dutch, English, French, German and Italian.

Ground floor

Room 0C.11

10.30 – 11.00      How to become a translator?

11.00 – 11.30      How to become an interpreter?

11.30 – 12.00      A day in the life of a translator: tips and tricks

12.00 – 12.30      Interpreting – tricks of the trade

12.30 – 13.00      24 EU official languages?! What’s the point?
Panel discussion with Valter Mavrič, Agnieszka Walter-Drop
and Jaume Duch Guillot, Heads of the translation, interpretation and
communication services of the European Parliament

Room 0C.87

13.30 - 14.15       Traineeships at the European Parliament’s translation and interpretation services (without interpretation)

Room 0C.11

14.30 – 15.00      How to become an interpreter?

15.00 – 15.30      How to become a translator?

15.30 – 16.00      Interpreting - tricks of the trade

16.00 – 16.30      A day in the life of a translator: tips and tricks

16.30 – 17.00      To be a translator or an interpreter? – That is the question!

Talks will be audio recorded and made available after the event as podcasts.