Inter4Ref – Interpreters for Refugees

Up-skilling interpreters to support the social inclusion of refugees

This interdisciplinary research and training project explored the experiences of people working in the role of interpreters in the refugee sector, engaged in challenging intercultural communication contexts. Using evidenced based learning outcomes, the project aims to produce Open Educational Resources (OERs) and a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) to provide learning materials for humanitarian interpreters and their trainers to address challenges and complexities of supporting the social inclusion of refugees.

Project Objectives:

  • To develop up-to-date cVET curricula for humanitarian interpreters and for their trainers.
  • To support interpreters and their trainers to address their self-training requirements enhancing access to free OERs.
  • To facilitate recognition of the humanitarian interpreter’s occupational profile leading to national and EU accreditation.

Target groups

  • The Humanitarian Interpreters professional community (including refugees/migrants who work as interpreters for NGOs)
  • Interpreters who look for cVET in order to apply for work in humanitarian organisations
  • VET providers & trainers who offer training for interpreters, humanitarian workers, intercultural mediators to respond to the refugees’ needs
  • Students of interpretation, social sciences, mediation aspiring to work for organisations that support refugees


To find out more about this project, please get in touch Marta Moskal:

PI and Co-Is - International Collaborators

The project is led by an international team of partners from Greece – National Centre for Social Research, (Co-ordinator), Italy –University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Spain – University of Almeria and the UK – University of Glasgow – GRAMNet. (Co-I)

The UK Project team:

PI - Dr Marta Moskal, University of Glasgow, School of Education

Co-I - Dr Giovanna Fasseta, University of Glasgow, School of Education

Research Assistants - Dr Maria Grazia Imperiale and Mr Jamie Spurway


Start and End Date

October 2018 – August 2021

Funder and Funding Amount

EU Erasmus+ Euros 296 108 Total (Euros 67,075 University of Glasgow)