CVET and accreditation framework to up-skill interpreters to support the social inclusion of refugees

 

 


A COURSE FOR HUMANITARIAN INTERPRETERS

Humanitarian Interpreters hold a central role in addressing the needs of refugees and asylum seekers in Europe. The context of their work is in constant change and calls for an up-to-date training with a comprehensive and interdisciplinary approach that includes legislation, ethics, communication, cultural awareness and emotional reflexivity. Interpreters working with refugees are expected to have specific knowledge, skills and competences to deal with the current challenges and needs that come up in their everyday work.

The purpose of the project is to:

  1. Create an up-to-date training course and materials for interpreters employed by humanitarian organisations.
  2. Support interpreters to meet their professional training needs by having access to Open Educational Resources.
  3. Define a professional profile for humanitarian interpreters favouring their recognition in the EU and national contexts.

GEOGRAPHICAL SCOPE

The project focuses on the countries represented in the project consortium: Greece, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom. The training resources are available in all their four languages.

ADDRESSING THE REALNEEDS OF HUMANITARIAN INTERPRETERS

The Inter4Ref project develops training resources aimed to contribute to humanitarian interpreters’ empowerment and upskilling to support their work with refugees and asylum seekers. These resources are designed on the basis of a skills needs analysis and an assessment procedure that involved the community of interpreters, trainers, and field experts. The training resources are free and the whole course will be available online at the dissemination platform of the Erasmus+ Programme after the project’s completion (April 2021)

FUNDS

The project is supported by funding from the EU Erasmus+ Programme.