This video dossier covers the following themes: - simultaneous interpretation (in booths) - consecutive interpreting (interpreter participating directly in the meeting based on his/her notes).
The Joint Interpreting and Conference Service (SCIC), founded in 1981, today employs 416 civil servants and temporary interpreters, and can call upon 1690 freelance interpreters.
Working with 30 languages, this Service organises the simultaneous and consecutive interpretation for the conferences and meetings of the principal Institutions of the European Union: the Commission, the Council, the Economic and Social Committee, the Committee of Regions, the European Investment Bank, the Dublin Foundation etc...
The Joint Interpreting and Conference Service (SCIC), whose work never ceases to grow, will this year invest 645.806 ecus in training interpreters.
The number of interpretation days went from 75.472 in 1980 to 122.611 in 1994; the total budget for 1994 rose to 72.320.919 ecus, the average cost of the interpreter's day being 590 ecus.