Global language technology company, thebigword Group, has won a translation contract with the European Commission.

The Directorate General for Translation at the European Commission aim to translate documentation to help them communicate with European Union citizens in a language they understand, making the EU more open and democratic. Every year 2 million pages of content are translated.

thebigword has secured the contract to translate documents on the EU’s policies and administration from Dutch into English for the next four years.  These translations are often needed for use in scheduled meetings, publications or ongoing legislative procedures and so deadline compliance is essential.

Commenting on the new contract, Global Chief Commercial Officer Clare Riches said: “thebigword strives to break down language barriers wherever they are found and we are delighted to be supporting the European Commission with Dutch to English translation.

We are noted for the high quality and efficiency of our translations and we look forward to a long partnership with the European Commission.”

About thebigword:

thebigword is one of the top 16 Language Service providers globally. It is the largest interpreting services provider in Europe and ranked 4th in the world.

It works with many of the world’s biggest and best-known brands and a growing number of large US and UK government organisations.

The group has 14 offices around the world, employs over 500 staff and a network of more than 15,000 linguists.

Every month, thebigword handles one million minutes of telephone interpreting, 17,000 face-to-face interpreting assignments and half a billion words of translation.

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