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  • SCICtrain – a new virtual video library on conference interpreter training
    On 28th March, the second day of the annual SCIC-Universities conference and as a follow-up to the SCiCLOUD initiative announced exactly a year before by Mr Brian Fox, DG SCIC launched SCICtrain, a ne...
    07/04/2014
  • Intermediate findings presentation on the follow-up study on VC with interpretation
    On 11 March 2014, the study's intermediate findings were presented and discussed with the members of the dedicated working group. These findings are based on the analysis of information gathered in th...
    28/03/2014
  • Translating and interpreting for our citizens
      For the first time, the conference is organised in collaboration with DG Translation around the general theme of "Translating and interpreting for our citizens". 400 participants will attend the con...
    25/03/2014
  • Open Call for Tenders N° SCIC/S6/2014/FWC/01
      - Invitation to tender - Tender specifications - Annex 1- Documents and information to be included inside the envelop “Administrative and Technical Tender” - Annex 2- Information and tables to be in...
    14/03/2014
  • Third Customer Satisfaction Survey
    Overall satisfaction with interpretation: 89%! Satisfaction with terminology: 80%! These are the highlights of the Third Customer Satisfaction Survey which was carried out in the Council, the Commissi...
    26/02/2014
  • Kick-off meeting: follow-up study on VC with interpretation
    On the 20th of January 2014 a first dedicated working group meeting was held to explain and share ideas on the way the follow-up study on Videoconferencing with interpretation will be conducted....
    27/01/2014
  • Temporary agents selection procedure for English, Maltese and Greek
    (04/12/2013) Temporary agent selection procedure for the Directorate General for Interpretation in order to fill one post of interpreter for the English Language  - Level AD5 - Deadline 20/12/2013 (04...
    04/12/2013
  • No Island is an Island
      Androulla Vassiliou, European Commissioner for Education and Culture, opens the conference. The conference "No Island is an Island - European perspectives on language learning in Britain" brought to...
    21/10/2013
  • Summer interpreting course in Croatia
    The University of Zagreb (at the Centre for Advanced Academic Studies (CMS), Dubrovnik, Croatia) is organising a one-week course in Dubrovnik, focusing on: In-depth work on oral comprehension and bett...
    03/06/2013
  • Open Call for Tenders SCIC-2013-S5-456592
    Invitation to Tender Tender Specifications Annex 1. Staff profiles Form Annex 2. Tenderer Identification Form Annex 3. Legal Entity Form Annex 4. Financial Identification Form Annex 5. Declaration of ...
    18/04/2013
  • Temporary agents selection procedure for Czech, Slovene and Slovak
    (27/03/2013) Temporary agent selection procedure for the Directorate General for Interpretation in order to fill one post of interpreter for the Slovak Language  - Level AD5 - Deadline 17/04/2013 .   ...
    26/02/2013
  • How to speak in public
    Understanding a bad speaker or mumbling delegate can be hard -- even if you share the same language. Using an interpreter could help -- but the interpreter also needs to understand the message. The Eu...
    31/01/2013
  • Annual Management Plan 2013
    DG Interpretation's  Annual Management Plan for 2013 has just been published - along with the management plans of all other Commission departments. Look for "Interpretation" at this address....
    22/01/2013
  • Focus on ethics for interpreters
    Ethical considerations are almost always present when interpreters are at work. Not so much in obvious and clear-cut cases of fraudulent behaviour, which is very rare, but more often in connection wit...
    17/12/2012
  • "Better fight around a table than on a battle-field"
    The quote in the headline is Jean Monnet's golden rule, and an aspect where interpreters have made a contribution to the advent of peace in Europe. Today, Marco Benedetti, Director General of Interpre...
    10/12/2012
  • Interpreters oil the wheels of the EU machine, ensuring that people from all 27 member states can communicate effectively with one another.
      In the press room of the European Commission, Androulla Vassiliou, Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, takes to the podium ... and starts speaking in Greek. The large aud...
    05/12/2012
  • Informal technical working group on technical matters relating to interpretation
    07/2013 – Meeting of the working group. During the course of 2013 the European Commission’s interpretation service started an evaluation project for videoconferencing with interpretation of the distan...
    12/11/2012
  • Mind your manners
    Your audience really just wants to hear the interpretation, not your newspaper, your water-glass, your food (especially not your food!) or whatever other extraneous noise might be produced in the boot...
    05/11/2012
  • ImPLI - Improving Police and Legal Interpreting
    Within the framework of its activities under UNITI (University Network of Interpreter Training Institutes) ISIT has signed a grant agreement with EU Directorate General Justice to coordinate a project...
    23/10/2012
  • School system, followed by mothers are most influential on language learning choices
    Main conclusions were: The school system is the most influential factor on learners of foreign languages. Even among very young children, it is more influential than parents. The younger the child, th...
    11/10/2012
  • DG Interpretation on BBC Radio4 "Word of Mouth"
      Chris Ledgard (photo) visits Brussels, a melting pot of European languages. He meets interpreters, language planners and voice coaches to discover how the European Commission operates "interpreting ...
    06/08/2012
  • Invitation to Tender No. SCIC-2012-S5-1079371
    Invitation to Tender No. SCIC-2012-S5-1079371 The Directorate General for Interpretation is planning to award "a framework contract for the supply of audiovisual equipment". Published in the Official ...
    27/07/2012
  • New website launched for the campaign for languages in the UK
      The new site, whose development was supported by the European Commission Representation in the UK, helps you to share your love of languages on your favourite social networks and make your pledge – ...
    06/07/2012
  • DA, DE, EN, SK conference interpreter competitions published
      We are happy to announce that the open competition EPSO/AD/234/12 - Conference Interpreters in the German, English, Danish and Slovak languages - have been published. Publication: Official journal C...
    06/07/2012
  • Virtual visit to Open Day 2012
    04/07/2012
  • Behind the scenes at the European Council: interpreters at work
    The interpreters for these meetings - as for the meetings of the Council of the Union and its many preparatory groups - are provided by the European Commission's DG Interpretation. This short clip is ...
    08/06/2012
  • European Commission Open Day 2012
    Marco Benedetti, Director General of Interpretation at the European Commission, came to Open Day 2012 and sat in on Jose Iturri's presentation on how to be a good delegate and how to speak effectively...
    14/05/2012
  • Open Day 12 May 2012
    What have bicycles in Copenhagen got to do with Easter pleasures in Slovakia and the Mediterranean diet? The fact that professional interpreters want to talk to you about them in their native language...
    11/05/2012
  • Interview with Director General Marco Benedetti
    The European Commission's Director General of Interpretation talks about how he went from chemical engineer in Italy to interpreter in Brussels, a career move that subsequently brought him to lead the...
    20/04/2012
  • The complete 16th DG Interpretation-Universities conference is now online.
      On the conference website, you will find the photos, the minutes, the webcast edited and sorted (under the heading Webstream Cuttings) and also the presentations used in the conference. The edited w...
    04/04/2012
  • Selection of temporary agent interpreters for the Bulgarian, French, German and Greek languages
    (02/04/2012) Temporary agent selection procedure for the Directorate General for Interpretation in order to fill one post of interpreter for the French Language  - Level AD7 (avis et acte de candidatu...
    30/03/2012
  • Cyprus is ready for the Presidency of the Council
    Marco Benedetti, the European Commission's Director General for Interpretation, visited Cyprus on 19-21 March. He met with the European Union Division of the Foreign Ministry in order to discuss the d...
    28/03/2012
  • London student wins prestigious European prize
    Jane, who is in the second and final year of her interpreters' course, has her sights set on more immediate horizons. "I'm very happy to have won the prize. I didn't expect to get anywhere but, right ...
    19/03/2012
  • What are we looking for in (English) interpreters?
     David Smith, head of the English interpreting unit at the European Commission's interpreting service, speaks to students at the University of Sheffield. David explains how he became an interpreter an...
    05/03/2012
  • Marco Benedetti discusses the interpreting profession at TV5Monde
      TV5Monde round table discussion at Expolangues 2012 (in French) on the interpreting and translating professions  - with the European Commission's Director General of Interpretation Marco Benedetti, ...
    13/02/2012
  • Special Interest Group on Translation and Interpreting for Public Services - Final Report
    On the 9th of December 2011, the Special Interest Group on Translation and Interpreting for Public Services (SIGTIPS) presented the Final Report of its work to the Commissioner for Education, Culture,...
    03/01/2012
  • Programming behind the scenes
    New VideoSCIC-production looks at the whole programming cycle. If you are wondering how DG Interpretation gets from a meeting request to putting individual interpreters in the booth, here is the clip ...
    27/10/2011
  • Do you speak "European"?
    No? Well, EU-interpreters can help. They work in meetings at all levels – from technical working parties to the Heads of State and Government. Come and learn how we make sure that students fresh from ...
    13/10/2011
  • Overview of DG Interpretation's activities for King's birthday
    Known to be a monarch highly revered by his people, the King of Thailand's personal accomplishments also furnish him with a strong claim on the hearts of linguists throughout the world. Educated in Fr...
    03/10/2011
  • Equality, fraternity... And what was the other one?
      Creating Germany – Building Europe By special leave he also interpreted at all bilateral meetings between British Prime Ministers and German Chancellors from 1949 until his definitive retirement fro...
    29/09/2011
  • DG Interpretation kicks off awareness campaign for Dutch-booth
    In order to raise awareness among Dutch-speakers of the potential shortage of Dutch main language interpreters, the European Commission has produced a video clip and is launching a campaign to raise t...
    26/09/2011
  • Reflection Forum on Multilingualism and Interpreter Training: Final Report
    On 5th March 2009, the Reflection Forum on Multilingualism and Interpreter Training presented the Final Report of its work to the Commissioner for Multilingualism, Mr Leonard Orban. The group of indep...
    01/09/2011
  • Videoclip: Interpreting for Europe - into English
    Download our videoclip on careers in interpreting for use in the classroom or to send to your friends. English native speaker interpreters working for Europe. Many more are needed for an exciting care...
    28/07/2009