The European Masters in Conference Interpreting (EMCI) Consortium, comprising a group of universities devoted to quality assurance in conference interpreting training, has selected Interprefy, a leader in cloud-based remote simultaneous interpretation (RSI) solutions, to organise part of their online classes during the academic year 2021-2022.
The Consortium’s 16 universities will use Interprefy’s Connect Pro Platform to familiarise their students with remote simultaneous interpreting, by combining their traditional conference interpreter training with online training.
As part of the cooperation agreement, Interprefy will provide both an online training program led by Interprefy’s Training Department focusing on the different roles on the platform and provide students with silent booth participation during public-access events powered by Interprefy. This enables students to practice their interpretation skills in real meetings and conferences.
“The EMCI prepares its students for becoming the voice of delegates at EU institutions, UN organizations and the like, and can boast among its ranks the most prestigious schools of interpretation” commented Ildikó Horváth, president of the EMCI Consortium.
This cooperation is part of Interprefy’s Interpreter Engagement Strategy which envisions removing the silo between academia and the language technology industry, together with helping shape the professional career of conference interpreters whose role is to facilitate communication at the highest level.
“Interpretation is at the heart of everything we do, and as such it is our priority to keep the channel of communication open between academia and the language technology industry” said Oddmund Braaten, CEO of Interprefy. “This commitment is achieved through ensuring constant attention and care in all aspects of interpreters’ experiences and interactions with Interprefy and the Interprefy platform, from the very early steps of a conference interpreter’s career” he added.
Interprefy is a leading provider of managed remote simultaneous interpretation technology and services, designed to support businesses, governments, and international organizations worldwide in overcoming language barriers in professional meetings and events.
The Interprefy platform revolutionizes simultaneous interpreting by replacing cumbersome hardware with cloud-based software so that professional conference interpreters can deliver their services without needing to be onsite, while event participants can connect on any device or meeting platform and speak their own language.
Since 2015, Interprefy has facilitated over 40,000 truly multilingual online, hybrid and on-site conferences and meetings, including some of the world’s largest events. Because Interprefy partners with global language services providers, the best interpreting talent for any mix of languages and subject areas can be sourced, even at short notice.
About the EMCI
The European Masters in Conference Interpreting is a consortium of 16 universities offering advanced postgraduate training in conference interpreting. Its activities benefit from financial support from the Directorate-General for Interpretation (DG SCIC) and the Directorate-General for Logistics and Interpretation for Conferences (DG LINC), the interpreter service providers of the European Commission and the European Parliament.