European Master’s in Translation (EMT) project

O Mestrado em Tradução e Serviços Linguísticos da Universidade do Porto é o único mestrado em Portugal pertencente à rede EMT.

European Master’s in Translation (EMT) project

The EMT project aims to help raise the standard of translator training in the EU and foster cooperation and exchanges between higher-education institutions offering translation courses.

The demand for highly qualified translators is expanding as the EU and other employers strive to cover their growing multilingual communication needs. Better translator training is needed to ensure a good match between graduates’ competences and employers’ requirements.

The EMT translator competence profile — drawn up with a group of prominent European experts — details the competences translators need to compete successfully for translation jobs in EU institutions and to work in the rapidly evolving field of multilingual and multimedia communication.

EMT network

The European Commission is setting up a network of university programmes offering high quality master’s level training for translators, in line with the EMT expert group standards.

The aim of the EMT network is to promote a quality brand of qualifications and to encourage exchanges between participating programmes.

Following the call to join the EMT network published in March 2009, 34 programmes have been selected to be members of the network for a period of four years.

Key documents