The interpretation services of the European Commission, the European Parliament and the Court of Justice of the European Union are jointly planning a training initiative to help DA conference interpreter graduates to prepare for the EU accreditation test for freelance interpreters.
The programme, aimed at Danish A-language conference interpreters, will run in the premises of the EU institutions in Brussels from 19 August 2019 to 28 or 29 August 2019 incl.
The programme will be geared closely to the needs of the institutions. All participants will sit an accreditation test on 29 and/or30 August 2019.
To be eligible for the programme, potential candidates must:
Fulfil the eligibility criteria for the inter-institutional accreditation test AND apply for the inter-institutional accreditation test prior to the programme.
Possess a language combination corresponding to the accreditation profile of the EU interpreting services:
DA: A + CC (C1 = EN/FR/DE)
A + B (B = EN/FR/DE)
SV will not be considered for admission to the test
If applicable, according to the inter-institutional test guidelines, candidates must successfully pass a pre-selection test
In addition candidates must:
Have taken an inter-institutional accreditation test no more than twice;
Be available for a pre-selection test on 24-25 June 2019, if applicable (see point 3 above). This test can be taken on any device with an internet connection. Additional information will be provided to candidates via e-mail after their application;
Be available for the entire duration of the programme (from 19/08/2019 to 28 or 29/08/2019);
Undertake to sit an inter-institutional accreditation test on 29 or30 August 2019.
Potential candidates who have not yet completed their studies may apply provided they successfully complete their interpretation exams and supply documentary evidence from the university before the start of the programme.
If you pass the accreditation test, your name and contact details will be entered into the joint EU database of accredited freelance interpreters. Please note that passing the inter-institutional accreditation test and inclusion on the common list does not confer an automatic entitlement to recruitment.
Participants will be given a lump sum € 600 for expenses to be paid into the participant’s bank account and up to 1x € 250 reimbursement of travel expenses (excluding taxis), upon presentation of supporting documents (e.g. tickets, boarding passes, etc.). These amounts may only be paid at the end of the programme, so participants should ensure that they have funds to cover their expenses during their stay in Brussels. Financial support will only be granted to those participants who are not receiving any allowances and/or salary from the EU institutions for the duration of the programme.
Confirmation to successful candidates will be sent via e-mail at the latest on the 12/07/2019.
If you fulfil the above criteria and are interested in participating, please:
- Apply for the accreditation test by completing the on-line application form
- Apply for the PASS programme by sending an email to SCIC-PASS@ec.europa.eu
Deadline for applications for the accreditation test and the PASS programme is 06/05/2019 by 12:00 CET.
For more information about the application process, please send an email to SCIC-PASS@ec.europa.eu
The reply to any call for applications involves the recording and processing of personal data (such as name, address and CV). Such data will be processed in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 2018/1725 of 23 October 2018 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data.
12 April 2019