Members of the public are
welcome to contact our resident EU expert by email for guidance on EU-related Finnish
usage. In addition to holding lectures and workshops, our EU expert conducts research
on EU Finnish and its impact on current linguistic practices in Finland. The Institute for the Languages of Finland also strives
to advance the status of Finnish and keep track of how much Finnish is spoken
in EU arenas.
‘EU Finnish’ is a language variant produced when EU documents are translated into Finnish by EU bodies. EU Finnish has an influence on Finnish linguistic evolution through the coinage of new words, the best-known recent neologism being the name our currency, the euro.
EU Finnish has a particularly marked influence on bureaucratic language, the standard of EU Finnish being largely dependent on the quality of the original source texts from which it is translated. In a bid to improve the standard of EU Finnish, the Institute collaborates with translators, authorities, researchers and language regulators in other countries.
Read more about EU FinnishThe Finnish officials’ use of languages in EU and their perception of the intelligibility of the EU texts.
Promoting cooperation between Finnish officials and EU translators and interpreters.