This EU-funded EMT project strives to promote quality standards in translator training and in related professions via a common framework of minimum professional competences. The main goal is to establish a quality label for university master’s-level translation programmes that meet agreed educational standards. University programmes that are benchmarked against these standards via an evaluation procedure become members of the European Master’s in Translation Network, which promotes exchanges and cooperation and acts as a forum for member and applicant universities in Europe. The EMT emphasises the minimum professional competences to be acquired, rather than programme content or a particular training methodology. Inclusive in nature, the EMT is aimed at ensuring that an increasing number of programmes are based on a valid, skills-oriented framework of competences. In the long run, the project sets out to enhance the status of the translation profession in the European Union.