Language policy

Key publications for the general public are provided in all official EU languages, plus Icelandic and Norwegian, within available budget. Due to the high cost of translation, content targeted at the expert community is provided in English only.

However, some documents targeted at less technical audiences, for example, policymakers, are also translated after consultation with the Member States, via their National Focal Points (NFPs) for communication, considering the public health relevance in each target language and weighting it against the cost implications.

Job vacancies are translated into all official EU languages.

The European Vaccination Information Portal (EVIP) is translated into all official EU languages and is also available in Icelandic and Norwegian. 

EVIP is a website that provides accurate, objective, up-to-date evidence on vaccines and vaccination. It is an initiative of the European Union and was developed following the Council Recommendation on Strengthened Cooperation against Vaccine-preventable diseases; in was created in close coordination with the European Commission DG Sante and the European Medicines Agency.

Translated guidance on COVID-19

Page last updated 17 Aug 2022