On 26 August, the final meeting of the PETRA-E Project was held in the Collège Européen des Traducteurs Littéraires de Seneffe. The Framework of Reference, now available in eight languages (Dutch, English, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Spanish and Bulgarian – Portuguese to follow soon), was officially presented to Konrad Fuhrmann, a representative of the European Commission. Many institutions have already shown an interest in the Framework, and a number of launch events are being planned in different European countries. The project has also been evaluated very positively by all partners.
Following the official end of the project, on 1 September 2016, all of the partners (including CEATL) expressed a wish to continue the PETRA-E Network. The Network will aim to facilitate the implementation of the Framework and provide a space for discussion and collaboration. It will welcome new members, both academic and non-academic, who are committed to the PETRA-E Framework and its underlying principles, and wish to implement the Framework in their own institutions and programmes, contributing to its further development. The Network plans to hold regular meetings, the first of which is to take place in Spring 2017. The precise criteria for participating in the Network are yet to be determined.
Anyone interested can follow developments on the PETRA-E website (http://www NULL.petraeducation NULL.eu/) and its Facebook Page (https://www NULL.facebook NULL.com/petraeducationnetwork2016/).