LITSSTW: Second Partner Meeting in Hemel Hempstead

Aug 27, 2013Integration and inclusion

The second meeting of the project TOI “Language Interpreter Training as a Stepping Stone to Work” was held from 15 to 17 May 2013 in Hemel Hempstead (United Kingdom). The project is funded by the programme Leonardo TOI and will transfer an innovative and successful training course for interpreters, developed and made available by Dacorum Council for Voluntary Service (name used in the projects: Community Action Dacorum) in the UK to the following partner organizations: Runi Center in Bulgaria, Iberika in Germany, Active Citizens Partnership in Greece and Centro per lo Sviluppo Creativo Danilo Dolci in Italy.

The interpreter training aims at boosting integration and improving the opportunities of social integration for migrants. In addition to project managers, the trainers who will run the interpreting course took part in this meeting. Firstly, the trainers received their materials for the course and, thanks to Ian McKenzie, the trainer of the course in England, learnt about the structure of the interpreting course. The course for interpreters in Italy will start half September 2013 at Centro per lo Sviluppo Creativo in Palermo, via Roma 94. About 20 students will have the chance to learn the techniques to translate and give language support to migrants needing to access public services in Italy such as hospitals, police, reception centers, public offices. The course will last 36 hours and will prepare interpreters with technical notions but also a lot of practice through different role plays and real case scenarios.

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