The European Criminal Bar Association (ECBA) is a leading group of independent criminal defence lawyers in the Council of Europe

The ECBA is partner of the project Qualetra, an EC funded project (JUST/2011/JPEN/AG/2975, Criminal Justice Programme | European Commission Directorate General Justice) coordinated by Thomas More / University of Leuven, Faculty of Arts - Language and Communication, Antwerp. The main goal of the project is to improve translation in criminal proceedings.

Priority will be given to practical results which can be directly used by practitioners and policy makers in their respective Member States. The project will focus on actions to develop curricula, assessment procedures and certification and accreditation strategies in order to improve the training of legal translators. In addition the project will develop models for legal practitioners to interact efficiently with legal translation.

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