Designing a conference facility

The Directorate-General for Interpretation regularly shares its knowledge with architects, builders, promoters of public and private conference rooms or convention centres.

Our specialised team checks that all meeting rooms in Europe and abroad where our interpreters are called on to work, are compliant with the relevant ISO standards and our specifications. 

The interpretation department can be consulted for general advice concerning meeting rooms, in particular how to apply the international standards in practice. 

Interpreting booths

The interpretation department works to reinforce the standards that ensure excellent working conditions for interpreters and help provide delegates with interpreting of the highest quality.

Interpreting booths need to be comfortable, sound-proofed, air-conditioned, have good light and comfortable chairs, and offer a direct and complete view of all delegates.

ISO-standards have been established for permanent and mobile interpreting booths and interpreting equipment;

  • ISO 2603 - Simultaneous interpreting - permanent booths - requirements 
  • ISO 4043 - Simultaneous interpreting - mobile booths - requirements 
  • ISO 20108 - Simultaneous interpreting – Quality and transmission of sound and image input – requirements
  • ISO 20109 - Simultaneous interpreting - equipment requirements - requirements


Team Leader Technical Compliance

Phone number
Postal address
Directorate General for Interpretation
European Commission
Office VM 18-02/024
1049 Brussels



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