Italian language’s position in Europe seems to be advancing in the near future as it has finally become, along with Spanish, one of the languages used in the EU recruitment process. This is the result of a long legal battle which Italy and Spain united in a fight against language discrimination in recruitment organised by EPSO (the European Personnel Selection Office). The European Court of Justice ruled in favour of Spain and Italy and earlier this year the Vice-President of the European Commission, Kristalina Georgieva, delivered a definitive statement specifying that the European Union intends to update the recruitment process by this spring, translating all notices into all the languages of the Union.
As Europe embraces multilingualism, SMG too offers its contribution by actively collaborating with the EU on various translation projects. SMG has participated in projects for the NOP (National Operational Programme) and ERDF (European Regional Development Fund) programmes for which we have provided linguistic support for more than 6 years whilst working with various regional governments. SMG also offers its services to multiple branches of the EU, including the Directorate-General for Translation and the European Commission itself.
From translation of political administrative texts to simultaneous interpretation, the robust and efficient structure of SMG allows us to promptly provide professional solutions both involving the languages of the European Economic Area and others, such as Russian or Arabic.
Multilingualism and multiculturalism are among the fundamental principles of diplomatic, economic, social and cultural sinergies in the European Union and make countless comprehensive projects possible.
Among the nex events we mention the visit for study purposes of TAIEX in collaboration with the Medical-Legal Sciences Section of the Department of Health Sciences of the University of Florence, the Department of the Dependances of Verona and the Poison Center of Pavia for the exchange of knowledge and the field study on the efficiency of the National Early Warning System and the identification of new potential psychoactive drugs.
TAIEX is the Technical Assistance and Information Exchange instrument of the European Commission and promotes the sharing of experience and best practices through filed studies to increase the efficiency in administration and infrastructure.
SMG is therefore proud to be able to work side by side with such prestigious authorities to provide the best possible support.