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Contributed by manuelamotta on Mar 31, 2014 - 06:38 PM

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The Leopoldo Costa Prize 2014 Chiara Gandolfi, MA in Conference Interpreting ’14, FTI Geneva - 3rd place

Leopoldo Costa, Senior Interpreter at DG Interpretation, was one of the outstanding interpreters of his generation, with an extraordinary array of working languages, an unflagging commitment to quality, and a dry sense of humour. He supported student interpreters throughout his career. DG Interpretation created this award in his honour to encourage quality and provide support to those entering the profession of conference interpreting.

Participants in this competition were invited to include their reflections on Nelson Mandela’s quote in a speech:

“If you speak to a man in language he understands, that goes to his head; if you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.”

For more information on this year’s recipients of the Leopoldo Costa Award, please go to: the_leopoldo_costa_prize_2014_info_sheet_and_jury_and_laureates.pdf

Congratulations to Chiara!