Potential speakers should hurry: the deadline for submitting abstracts for papers to be presented at the next FIT Congress, Berlin, 4 – 6 August 2014, ends on 31 July. Read more here.Read more
EULITA is an associate partner of the TransCert project. TransCert (Trans-European Voluntary Certification for Translators) is a European project which addresses the urgent need for continuing professional development and European-wide certification for translators. The main goal of TransCert is to address these needs jointly, i.e. with the involvement of all stakeholders in the translation sector and develop a complete certification for the job profile "Translator”.Read more
A proposal for “LIT Search”, a pilot project for an EU database of legal interpreters and translators, was filed under the Call for Proposals JUST/2013/JPEN/AG (Specific Programme “Criminal Justice” – 2007 to 2013).
The “LIT Search” project will be a pilot project to explore the modalities and practical features of such a database and eventually link up the countries participating in the pilot project. A decision on the proposed project can be expected by late November of this year.Read more
TEPIS and ÖVGD are jointly organizing a conference on “The New Tasks of Legal Interpreters and Translators in the Enlarged Europe” on 3 and 4 April 2014, which will precede the EULITA General Assembly. The conference will mark the 10th anniversary of the 2004 enlargement of the EU. The focus of the conference will be on the Central European EU countries (Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia) and their neighbours (Belarus, Ukraine and Russia). A Call for Papers and more details about the event and the venue will follow in due course.Read more
The deadline for the surveys on current practices in 1) assessing legal translation (product, translator and service/process quality assurance) and 2) legal training of translators/language training of legal practitioners has been extended to 30 June 2013.
Below are the links to the surveys.Read more
On 6 April 2013, EULITA members gathered in London for the 3rd Annual General Assembly, which took place in connection with the APCI Conference and the QUALETRA Launch Conference. Katy Stifterova was co-opted as the new Secretary. An updated version of the Code of Ethics was adopted and will soon appear on the EULITA website. The Assembly decided to submit an application for a pilot project under the Call for Proposals in order to carry out a pilot project for a European database for legal interpreters and translators. This is a project mentioned in the Stockholm Roadmap.Read more