On 27 September, the House of Europe organizes a number of events.
First of all, the premiere of a short film about the work of the Representation of the European Commission in the Netherlands.
You will learn more about the role and priorities of the European Commission in an online webinar at 3 pm. You are also welcome to join a guided tour of the European Parliament!
European Parliament Liaison Office & European Commission Representation in the Netherlands
At the Korte Vijverberg 5, you will find a piece of Brussels in The Hague: Europe House. This historic building overlooks the Hofvijver and houses the European Parliament Liaison Office and the Representation of the European Commission in the Netherlands. The House serves as an information point to which Dutch people who want to know something about Europe can turn with all their questions about the EU in general, and the Dutch Members of Parliament and the European Commission in particular. The two organisations are also in contact with all kinds of organisations in the Netherlands, such as the Dutch government, civil society and various schools. For example, we organise presentations and workshops for pupils and students, as well as informative seminars on all kinds of European issues with a broad group of stakeholders.
In addition, Europe House functions as a centre for European activities. It organises debates, lectures, seminars and workshops on European themes. The House can also be used free of charge by third parties who, for example, wish to organise a lecture, debate or meeting on an EU theme. Unfortunately, this is not possible now due to corona measures, but as soon as circumstances allow, Europe House will be open again!
MULTILINGUALISM IN THE EU
The European Union has always seen its great diversity of languages and cultures as an asset. Multilingualism is a reflection of this cultural and linguistic diversity and is firmly rooted in European treaties. Respect for multilingualism makes the European institutions accessible and comprehensible to all citizens of the Union. This is crucial for the successful democratic functioning of the EU. All EU institutions have their own translation service. For example, the Directorate-General for Translation of the European Commission, the largest translation service of all EU institutions, translates texts from and into the 24 official EU languages and, if necessary, several other languages. The EU also organizes many activities in the field of multilingualism, such as the European Day of Languages on 26 September and the Juvenes Translatores translation competition for secondary school students.
eTranslation is the Commission’s online machine translation service used by national governments and SMEs