The rising number of asylum seekers in Europe has led to a desperate demand for humanitarian professionals, including interpreters, in order to respond to the emerging needs of refugees and host societies. Interpreters play a crucial role that sometimes exceeds their current professional profile; they are called to work in fragile environments such as conflict and post-conflict contexts. Due to the huge demand for this kind of job profile and the relatively low supply of professionals trained for it, this role is usually performed by migrants and refugees who, although speak the language, do not have the adequate training nor accreditation. In this sense, there is a need to redefine their role in a way that will help them develop these tasks in humanitarian organizations.
Inter4Ref is a Project funded by the Erasmus+ programme created to address the above mentioned needs and to promote the development and dissemination of original curricula in order to improve Humanitarian Interpreters’ skills in their new professional challenges.
The Centre for Migrations Studies and Intercultural Relations (CEMyRI) in collaboration with Cruz Roja and Fundación CEPAIM organises a day of reflection on the International Day of the Refugee on Friday 7th of June 2019 in the Aula Magna of the Humanities Building C in the University of Almería.
CEMyRI presents the new INTER4REF Project in the Seminar: Attitudes towards immigration in Spain Topics like Islamophobia, Islam, radicalisation or the growth of extreme right parties and immigration were the focal points of the seminar “Attitudes towards immigration in Spain” that took place the 16th and 17th of May in the University of Almeria.
Up-skilling interpreters to support the social inclusion of refugees This 2.5-year interdisciplinary research and training project explores the experiences of […]
Humanitarian Interpreters hold a central role in addressing the needs of refugees and asylum seekers in the context of the current refugee reality in Europe.
The limits of my language means the limits of my world
Conference held in NKUA (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens)