The BMT (1) project


Financed by the Directorate General Justice, Freedom and Security of the European Commission, the Building Mutual Trust (1) project was a three-year action comprising 14 partners from Belgium, Denmark, Italy, Spain, Romania and the UK. The project aims to contribute to the creation of a common area of freedom, security and justice in the EU by:


establishing and disseminating benchmark criteria for standards of legal interpreting and translation for use in EU Member States developing and disseminating training programme templates for training legal interpreters and translators (LITs) creating an open access databank of training materials for use by LIT trainers and legal services personnel developing and disseminating training programme templates for the training of trainers of LITs establishing a trans-national mentoring network for trainers of LITs.

The Building Mutual Trust Project (1) ended on 1st April 2011. The results of the project are contained in the Building Mutual Trust report document, which you can download (as a whole or by individual chapters) as a PDF document on the 'BMT reports' section of this website. Finally, there is also a section dedicated to the Materials Bank. Here you will find all the exercises contained in Chapter 6 available to download as individual files.


The Building Mutual Trust project report is also available in book form from the Project Coordinator.


Building Mutual Trust: For further information, contact Project Coordinator Brooke Townsley,