The various language industry associations are right at the heart of our community. Crestec Europe has been a long-term supporter of these associations, each of which has its own specific focus.
For us, they are platforms on which to exchange ideas as well as excellent sources of information.


GALA serves an international community of organizations and individuals that enables communication and business across languages and cultures. GALA’s mission is to help members succeed and to drive the industry’s development by building professional communities, sharing knowledge, and advancing best practices in the globalization sector.
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Elia (European Language Industry Association) is the European not-for-profit trade association of language service companies whose mission is to accelerate its members’ business success. Founded in 2005, it has become the leading trade association for the language services industry in Europe.
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Tekom Europe is the largest professional association for technical communication in Europe. As such, it has remained consistently committed to increasing the importance of technical communication and to the development of the profession. Tekom addresses the needs of all those who are active in technical communication or in other areas of information development. It provides a platform for the exchange of information and experience, the promotion of education and training, and the support of the professional development of all its members.
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TAUS was founded in 2005 as a think tank with a mission to automate and innovate translation. Ideas were then transformed into actions, and TAUS became the language data network offering the largest industry-shared repository of data, deep know-how in language engineering and a network of Human Language Project workers around the globe. Their mission today is to empower global enterprises and their service and technology providers with data solutions that help them to communicate faster, better and more efficiently in all languages.
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