OPTIMALE conference: programme, presentations and videos


The programme of the conference is available in a pdf format: here.


Welcoming addresses - video (soon available)

Jean Emile GOMBERT, President of Rennes 2 University

Thierry GOATER, Vice-Chancellor for International Relations

Daniel TOUDIC, OPTIMALE Project coordinator


OPTIMALE: ground covered and goals achieved - video (soon available)


Focus on project outcomes  - video (soon available)

Mapping translator training in Europe, Carmen Valero Garces & Yves Gambier

Monitoring professional requirements, Nijole Maskaliuniene & Penny Marinou

Identifying good practice in translator training, Tomas Svoboda & Christina Schäffner

Training of translator trainers, Zlatka Chervenkova & Helen Campbell


EMT and OPTIMALE: a successful partnership - video (soon available)

Pinuccia CONTINO, Head of Unit Communication and relations with stakeholders, DGT.0.2


Brainstorming sessions "Opportunities and challenges for translator training programmes": wrap-up - video (soon available)

Research issues                             

New tools and Technologies                      

Spin-off projects

Training of trainers


Panel debate – Translator training, horizon 2020: new aims, new challenges? - video (soon available)

Helen Campbell – National Network for Interpreting, Routes into Languages

Claire Extramiana – Délégation Générale à la Langue Française et aux Langues de France

Konrad Fuhrmann – Directorate General for Translation

Anca Greere – Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education

Kent Johannsson – DG TRAD, Multilingualism and External Relations Unit

Elisabeth Lavault-Olléon –   Association Française des Formations Universitaires aux Métiers

de la Traduction

Wolfgang Mackiewicz – European Language Council/Conseil Européen pour les Langues

Graham macLachlan – Société Française des Traducteurs

Penny Marinou – European Union of Associations of Translation Companies

Mikaël Meunier - Antenne de la Direction Générale de la Traduction – Paris

Frank Peeters – Conférence internationale permanente d’Instituts Universitaires des

Traducteurs et Interprètes


Declaration for translator training 2014-2020: presentation and discussion - video (soon available)

Download the declaration


Advisory Board report - video (soon available)

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