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About Elia Exchange

The Elia Exchange program aims to enhance contact and communication between the academic and business worlds. It is a cooperation initiative involving LSPs (Language Service Providers) who are members of Elia, universities and translation students. The purpose is to devise practical and mutually beneficial partnerships with universities offering studies to prepare students for the translation profession for the rapidly changing world of the language industry.
Elia Exchange strives to achieve this through three interlinked mechanisms:

The Elia Exchange Online Database

The EE Online Database promotes available internships and matches students’ interests and career plans with the LSPs able to offer placements.

The Elia Exchange Forums

The EE Forums, in-country or regional, enhance cooperation and the exchange of information between the industry and academia.

The Elia Exchange Internship MoU

The EE Internship MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) forms the backbone of the Elia Exchange internship part of the program, to be used by LSPs, ensuring that companies apply best internship practice and provide valuable student experience through the internship.

Who may participate

The three principal components of this cooperative partnership are the Elia member LSPs, universities and students.

  1. Elia member companies fully participating in the initiative must commit to using and adhering to the principles of the EE Internship MoU.
  2. Universities seeking to take part will be asked to join EE which will include a nominal annual fee and an agreement to participate and use the resources provided by the initiative.
  3. Students or recent graduates of university level translation studies will be able to register with the EE Online Database.

As of today 25 universities, more than 26 Elia member LSPs and 170 students have already registered to the EE program.


University Members

These universities have already joined EE. Click here to view the list of universities per country.

Recent News

Here you will find the latest news about Elia Exchange and the European Language Industry Association

Welcome to our 20th 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... Read More 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... Read More Read More

UKF in Slovakia joins the EE program

We are happy to welcome the Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra (Univerzita Konštantína Filozofa v Nitre, abbrev. UKF in Slovak). The university has been formed as a modern European general university where dominant role is played by science, spiritual... Read More Read More

Get in touch!

You’re interested but still would like to receive more information – ideally by speaking to someone from the EE team? Then click on the button below to view the complete contact details of your point of contact for the Elia Exchange program.

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