Language Service Section

The language service includes the French language service and the Italian language service. It

  • translates all the documents of the Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN);
  • controls the quality of internally translated texts and of externally commissioned translations;
  • ensures terminological consistency in the documents of the FOEN;
  • provides information and linguistic support to FOEN staff.


Applications from external translators

Are you a freelance translator who would like to work with the FOEN?

As of 1 January 2019, the language service applies a call for tender procedure for every translation order from German into English and has already selected the external translators for the period 2019-2022.


If however you are an English native speaker with French and/or Italian as secondary language(s) and you specialise in any of the topics of the FOEN, we would be delighted to hear from you. Please send an application (CV, letter of motivation, experience by field) to:



Last modification 01.01.2021

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Federal Office for the Environment FOEN
Language Service

Postal address:
CH-3003 Bern

Location of our offices:
Worblentalstrasse 68, 3063 Ittigen

Tel.: +41 58 463 21 66
Fax: +41 58 462 70 54


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