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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.

Furthermore, the European Antibiotic Awareness Day (EAAD) campaign website is translated into all official EU languages, plus Icelandic and Norwegian. EAAD is an annual European public health initiative that takes place on 18 November to raise awareness about the threat to public health of antibiotic resistance and the importance of prudent antibiotic use.

Examples of translated publications are available below:

Page last updated 6 Oct 2017