In this project we successfully transferred an innovative and successful language interpreter training course from the UK to Bulgaria, Germany, Greece and Italy.
The language interpreter training program aimed to train migrants who are already proficient in the local language to work as interpreters for migrants who have to face difficulties in communication with institutions and public services because of language barriers.
During the two-year project time all project partners successfully adapted the British training course to the respective country’s conditions and delivered it twice to make sure that it fits best the student’s needs and the respective conditions.
The project had a lasting influence on all the participating countries: In Greece, a new social enterprise was founded ; in Italy, an interpreting service for asylum-seekers was established and in Germany, the German Jobcenter is seeking for an implementation of interpreters in their institution. All project partners are now striving for a continuation of the project.