• Welcome to Elia

European Language Industry Association

Our Mission in Short

What We Do

Our mission is to accelerate your business success

ELIA is the European not-for-profit trade association of language service companies with a mission to accelerate our members‘ business success. Founded in 2005, we have become the leading trade association for the language services industry in Europe.

We are committed to delivering, benefits, events and initiatives with a single goal in mind: to help language service companies grow. This means providing hyper-relevant opportunities for you and your company to learn, network and develop best practice together, while representing the interests of the language industry as a whole.

At ELIA we strive to maintain the welcoming and open environment the association has become famous for, where our members feel like part of a growing family all strengthening the industry together.

We are delighted to announce that we are returning to our roots as we welcome back ELIA
as the acronym for the European Language Industry Association in 2023.

Tips & Announcements

Our Latest News

Keep up to date with the latest news and events from ELIA Association.


Doing business in Europe: How to set up a branch abroad

28 June 2023, 15:00-16:00 CETSpeakers: Ursula Steigerwald, Gergana Toleva & Eveline van SandickModerator: Anu Carnegie-Brown DescriptionThree seasoned language industry professionals. Three companies...
Posted on Mar 28, 2023


Don't Let Imposter Syndrome Hold You Back
A Guide to Overcoming Fear and Doubt as a Translator

Do you ever feel like an imposter in your role as a translator? You’re not alone. Imposter syndrome can affect us all, no matter our level of expertise. Many translators feel it when dealing with non-native...
Posted on Mar 20, 2023


The Top 5 Tools for Translators

Exploring the Benefits of Cloud-Based Platforms, Translation Memory Software, and AI Tools With the emergence of cloud-based platforms, translators now have access to a range of tools that can help...
Posted on Mar 15, 2023

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Come to Meet Us

Upcoming Events

Our events allow members to benefit from the massive pool of expertise and networking connections within the industry.


Focus on Executives 2023

The 7th edition of Elia’s Focus on Executives brings industry leaders together in a relaxed atmosphere...

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Networking Days 2023

Networking Days is the perfect opportunity for language industry professionals to come together, discuss...

Focus on Project Management 2023

Come join Elia’s Focus on Project Management and unlock your project management potential! Our two-day...

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Thoughts of Our Members

Latest Testimonials

Over the years we have brought exceptional value to our members. Hear their opinions below.

Besides being able to connect and find partners, we acquired an insight into best practices and, as a result, upgraded and improved our processes which yielded a 90% growth or our turnover in 2015. We have gained a lot by becoming an Elia member.

Gregor Medvešček

Head of Sales and Marketing, Translat

My business has grown 40% in the last 3 years of coming to Elia conferences.

Tea Dietterich

CEO, 2M Language Services

Our Newest Members

Born from six European language service companies, today Elia has 239 members from around the world.

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