Katharina Schmid


Diplom-Dolmetscherin (FH) | Certified Interpreter

Member of the international association of conference interpreters:
Association Internationale des Interprètes de Conférence (AIIC)

Anyone who translates all the lyrics from Madonna’s “Like a prayer” album at the tender age of eleven using an ancient school dictionary must have a soft spot for languages … Well, that was my case and I am still amazed today that I have been able to make this passion my job. Understanding languages means understanding people and their diverse backgrounds – every new language and every new topic opens a door to new worlds, which I am always eager to discover.



Katharina Schmid

Rue Vandenhoven 83
B-1200 Woluwe Saint Lambert

M. +32 494 35 45 55

Interpreting is one of the most beautiful professions of all because its aim is to bring people closer

Jean Herbert, Manuel de l’Interprète


German, English, French, Portuguese, Spanish

Areas of expertise and interest:

European Politics
Development Politics and Development Co-operation
Media, Culture and PR
Psychology, Psychiatry, Healthcare
Consumer Policy and Consumer Goods Industries
Agriculture and Food Industry


2011-2014 staff interpreter, DG Interpretation, EU Commission
Since 2007 accredited interpreter for the EU Institutions
Since 2005 freelance conference interpreter


Diplom-Dolmetscherin (FH), University of Applied Sciences, Cologne, Germany

Studies at University of Westminster, London

Further training at Universidade Nova de Lisboa and Universidade Clássica de Lisboa, Lisbon and Académie française, Paris

Young Talents Award of the German Association of Interpreters and Translators (BDÜ e.V.)

Best graduate of the year 2004

Freelance event manager and PR specialist  
Several years of experience in development co-operation and intercultural work