On-site assistance

Universities can request specific training modules during the academic year. For deadlines, see below.

DownloadPDF - 732.7 KB

Training for trainers

Interpreter trainers in universities from EU countries, candidate and non-EU countries can attend seminars in Brussels given by experienced interpreters from DG Interpretation and guest speakers. Topics such as teaching interpretation, designing and running courses, profiling and examining candidates are covered.

The seminars are usually run in English, French, German and Spanish. Since 2001, 550 trainers from over 40 countries have participated in these seminars.

Participation is open to trainers from schools and universities cooperating with DG Interpretation, and priority is given to those languages and schools that have not recently received pedagogical assistance.

Study visits to the EU institutions

Study visits provide a first taste of professional life and an indication of the professional standards required to be recruited to work for the European Institutions.

The students have the opportunity, among other things, to practice in a "dummy booth" with a trainer. 

DownloadPDF - 246.8 KB


Study visit to the Directorate-General for Interpretation

Study visits to the European Parliament


Application deadlines for on-site assistance and/or study visits:

- 1st May for the period September - January

- 1st November for the period February - August