Legal Interpreter and Translator Search final conference

The LIT SearchFinal Conference is the final activity of the LIT Search project.

Under the Stockholm Programme 2009 to 2013, which was adopted by the European Council and which is a roadmap for procedural safeguards in EU member states, a database of legal interpreters and translators is to be set up on the e-Justice portal. The “LIT Search” project is a pilot project to explore the modalities and practical features of such a database and eventually link up the countries participating in the pilot project.

In the course of the pilot project several research sub-projects (= workstreams) such as, for example, a study on current admission criteria to registers of legal interpreters and translators in EU member states, as well as admission procedures, register management, etc. are being conducted. In particular, the consortium partners describe their respective national systems governing legal interpreting and translation. The outcome of the research and the input from the presentations held at the project’s progress meetings will serve to further develop a model template to assist other countries that may want to link up to the “LIT Search” database at a later stage.

The final conference of the LIT Search project has been scheduled for 9 and 10 November 2015. It will be hosted by the project coordinator, KU Leuven, in Antwerp. On that occasion the pilot database will be demonstrated. The language of the conference is English.

For further information about the project please contact Liese Katschinka ( and Veerle Verschakelen (

The preliminary programme is available at the EULITA and the KU Leuven websites: and

The conference is open to legal practitioners, legal translators and legal interpreters, as well as their trainers. The early bird registration fee is € 50. After 31 August 2015, the registration fee will be € 75. The deadline for registration is 1 October 2014 (

For further information see

Datum und Zeit

 09.11.2015 – 10.11.2015 


KU Leuven, Faculty of Arts - Campus Antwerpen
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