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The INTERnAtional network on Crisis Translation

Objective

We propose to establish an interdisciplinary, intersectoral and international research and innovation network in Crisis Translation, called INTERACT. Crisis Translation is understood here as the translation of written information from one linguistic and cultural system to another in the context of a crisis scenario, with a view to enabling affected communities and responders to be prepared for crises, improve resilience and reduce the loss of lives. Due to the transboundary nature of modern day crises, crisis communication must be multilingual and multilingual crisis communication is enabled through translation. Multilingual information access through translation addresses work programme aims such as social fairness and democratic access to essential information for all. The primary focus of INTERACT is on health-related crisis content. The main objectives of the project are 1) to make meaningful and effective contributions to knowledge, policies, expertise, training and technology that enable accurate and timely translation-enabled crisis communication, with a particular focus on health-related content; 2) to improve outcomes for crisis-affected and at-risk communities by contributing to translation-enabled communication to, with and from those communities; 3) to enhance human skills, competences and cross-sectoral collaboration across academic, humanitarian, and industrial sectors involved in crisis translation. This will be achieved by focusing on five main topics: crisis communication policy, comprehension in limited proficiency communities, crisis machine translation, citizen translator education, and ethics and through collaboration across academic, SME, NGO, and Multinational partners. The contribution of INTERACT will be a much broader, better informed, innovative, much more impactful perspective on the challenges of crisis communication and the role of translation.

Field of science

  • /humanities/philosophy, ethics and religion/ethics

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-RISE-2016
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-RISE - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE)

Coordinator

DUBLIN CITY UNIVERSITY
Address
Glasnevin
9 Dublin
Ireland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 144 000

Participants (3)

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 76 500
Address
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNBABEL, LDA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 9 000
Address
Rua General Vasco Goncalves Lt F 3 Dt Santarem Benavente
2135 130 Samora Correia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
THE COCHRANE COLLABORATION
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
St Alban House 57-59 Haymarket
SW1Y 1QX London
Activity type
Other

Partners (4)

THE UNIVERSITY OF AUCKLAND
New Zealand
Address
Princes Street 24
1010 Auckland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TRANSLATORS WITHOUT BORDERS
Kenya
Address
Ngong Road Padmore/piedmont Plaza House Block B 2Nd Floor
Nairobi
Activity type
Other
ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS
United States
Address
660 S Mill Avenue Centerpoint 312
85281 Tempe
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MICROSOFT CORPORATION
United States
Address
One Microsoft Way
98052 Redmont Wa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)