On 24 August 2000, representatives from translation agencies met in Tallinn and signed a joint declaration stating the need to form an association of translation companies. In 2001, the eight member Association of Estonian Translation Companies (AETC) was founded. Membership is open to all companies providing translation services in Estonia, as long as they adhere to the association’s articles of association, code of conduct and other requirements set by the association, and comply with the main characteristics of a member company.

Since 2004, AETC has been a member of the European Union of Associations of Translation Companies (EUATC). EUATC represents quality-focused translation companies from 13 European countries, and meets as a forum twice a year in order to discuss and solve shared problems and to network. To recognise the work done in Estonia, EUATC’s annual meeting was held in Tallinn, on 20 May 2006.

By 2006, AETC had made significant progress towards achieving its goals: a code of conduct and quality standards had been adopted, standard terms and conditions governing the provision of translation services devised, and the relevant vocabulary defined.

As a common endeavour, thousands of pages of EU directives and materials have been translated, educational articles published in the media, association-wide training sessions have been organised for the wider implementation of translation software, and cooperation is also ongoing with European colleagues.

When you send your query or translation request to AETC’s e-mail at , it will reach all members and co-members and each company will answer you personally.

Enjoy exploring our web page. We look forward to meeting you again! 

Management Board members

  • Inge Rätsep

    Inge Rätsep


  • Indrek Hallik

    Indrek Hallik


  • Svea-Elen Peters

    Svea-Elen Peters