To become a member of the EMT network, programmes have to pass a strict selection procedure following a call for applications which is organised every 5 years. The next selection round will be launched end of 2018.
You can apply for membership if your programme:
- is already in place in (and authorised by) an EU country
- is an authorised programme run by a university in certain non-EU countries (prospective new member countries, countries taking part in the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) or the European Economic Area (EEA), Switzerland and Russia).
Programmes have to meet a number of additional criteria relevant for quality translator training according to the EMT standards:
- structure of the programme — objectives, credits and expected learning outcomes of the courses given
- coverage of EMT competences
- human resources — number of teaching staff and their qualifications
- infrastructure assigned to the programme, e.g. premises, IT equipment, CAT-tools
- career support and monitoring — including career guidance for students, internships, tracking of careers after graduation and employment statistics
- cooperation with higher education institutions at an international level or participation in national networks
- effective quality assurance system
- research activities
More detailed information about the selection procedure and the functioning of the network can be found in the rules of procedure.