Trusted EU online translation system at your service 

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Do you need to be able to instantly translate texts and documents? Do you wish you could use a safe and secure EU-wide translation tool and keep an overview of your translations anytime, anywhere?

The wait is over. Nothing could be simpler. The solution is a machine translation tool. Machine translation uses software or artificial neural network instead of human translators to translate text or documents from one language to another.​


​Machine translation represents a neat and handy online tool that helps you grasp the gist of a text anytime, anywhere. However, be aware, that even though this technology has made great strides over the years, its output is still just a raw translation, the quality and accuracy of which may vary depending on the type of text and the language pair.

There are already several such solutions on the market. The European Committee of the Regions has chosen and successfully been using eTranslation – the EU-adapted application – to offer machine translation of News and Events when no official translation is available.

Read on to find out how you can easily and safely use eTranslation in your everyday work.

What is eTranslation?

eTranslation is a completely free, user-friendly and secure neural machine translation tool aimed at bringing EU-related information closer to people in their preferred language. It allows you to automatically translate texts and full documents in just a couple of clicks. And this into all 24 official EU languages plus some more.

The eTranslation application developed by the European Commission represents one of the most accurate and efficient machine translation applications on the market. As of August 2021 close to 90 projects were actively connected to eTranslation with more and more coming on board.

How does it work?

The technicalities behind the application are very complex, but its use is very simple and straightforward.

All you need is​​​

You are now ready to translate. If you don't have an EU Login, you can create one on the EU Login dedicated webpage and download the EU Login app on App Store and Google Play.

Who is it for?

Anyone with an EU Login profile can use eTranslation. The application is the result of the efforts of the European Commission who wanted to better communicate its work to people in the EU by offering content in their preferred languages.

As an added bonus, the system is also available for employees of other public administrations across the EU. More information can be found on the webpage of Machine translation for public administrations.

How much does it cost?

The use of eTranslation is completely free.

Where and when can I use it?

eTranslation is an online tool available at all times.

How do I get started?

  1. EU Login

    Create a new account or use an existing one

  2. eTranslation profile

    Create your profile using the same email address as for the EU Login account

  3. Regional and Local Authorities

    Select this user type on the welcome page

  4. Start your translations

    Translate simple texts or full documents


The information on this page is for information only and the CoR does not guarantee the quality and accuracy of any translation results obtained from eTranslation. For more details, please consult our Language policy and Legal notice .


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