As a provider of an inter-institutional service, DG Interpretation has to ensure that a sufficient number of qualified conference interpreters are available to enable the European Union’s institutions to function properly.
The programme contributes to this mission by supporting the following actions in the field of interpretation:
- the promotion of quality and linguistic diversity in the teaching of interpreting in the official languages of the EU and of the candidate countries;
- the establishment and support of postgraduate centres of excellence;
- cooperation among postgraduate courses from different Member States and from candidate countries (Albania, the Republic of North Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey); a limited number of postgraduate courses from third countries offering languages of particular interest for the EU may also be included; and
- the development of innovative pilot projects including those which create synergies with other types of interpreting training and which foster the interpreting profession as a whole.
- The total maximum indicative budget earmarked for co-financing all the above-mentioned actions is EUR 450 000. DG Interpretation reserves the right not to award all the funds available.
- The following applicants may submit proposals:
- universities, university institutes, consortia and associations of universities or institutes, legally established in a Member State or in a candidate country, and which offer or coordinate postgraduate courses specialising in conference interpreting;
- associations, consortia and bodies, legally established in a Member State or in a candidate country, whose main mission is to develop and/or support cooperation and disseminate best practices in the field of conference interpreter training;
- where necessary, consortia may include private sector actors who have the specific expertise needed to implement the proposed actions.
- DG Interpretation supports actions with one single applicant (mono-beneficiary) and/or actions where several institutions are involved presented by one coordinator (multi-beneficiary).
- Where a university consortium has non EU based members, the total support to such non Union based universities cannot exceed 10% of the maximum EU financial contribution awarded for the corresponding grant. For the purpose of the scheme candidate countries are assimilated to Member States.
- Teaching establishments must be approved by their national authorities as public or private bodies entrusted with a public task of teaching and organising courses at master or postgraduate level in the field of conference interpreting. If the applicant is not a teaching establishment, its mission must nevertheless be related to the objectives of this programme and be recognised by the national authorities where it is established.
For more information, visit https://ec.europa.eu/info/news/call-proposals-grants-actions-support-training-conference-interpreting-academic-year-2021-2022-2021-apr-12_en