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FIT (the Fédération Internationale des Traducteurs/International Federation of Translators) is an international grouping of associations of translators, interpreters and terminologists. More than 100 professional associations are affiliated, representing over 80 000 translators in 55 countries. The goal of the Federation is to promote professionalism in the disciplines it represents.

FIT anniversary logoFIT is celebrating its 60th anniversary and we hope you will join us at some of our events during the year. The first is the FIT Asian Translators’ Forum, being held in Malaysia from 27 to 29 August this year. Click here for more details. The anniversary celebrations will culminate at FIT’s 20th World Congress in Berlin in August 2014..

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Every three years, FIT invites the industry to an international congress. Following successful events in Shanghai in 2008 and San Francisco in 2011, Germany’s Federal Association of Interpreters and Translators (BDÜ – Bundesverband der Dolmetscher und Übersetzer e. V.) is delighted to be hosting the professional world in Berlin as the organiser of the XXth FIT World Congress, scheduled for 4th August 2014.
Around the theme

Man vs. Machine?
The Future of Translators, Interpreters and Terminologists

talks, panel discussions and workshops – as well as a trade fair, networking platform and jobs exchange – will bring together agents, agencies, university teachers, software tool providers, students and professional translators, interpreters and terminologists from across the world.
We are happy to announce that EU Commissioner Mrs. Androulla Vassiliou becomes patron of the World Congress.

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New Translatio now online

The edition 4/2013 of the FIT Newsletter Translatio is now online. Download the English or French version on this website, menu Publications/Translatio, or below: English version       -       French version

FIT Translation Prizes and Awards

One of the most important and widely recognized functions FIT fulfils for its member associations is the awarding of FIT prizes and awards at FIT World Congresses. Being selected by an international jury to receive a FIT prize or award signifies recognition of the 'best of the best' by one's [...]

Paul Celan Fellowships 2014/2015

The program supports translations of canonical texts, contemporary key works in the humanities, social sciences and cultural studies from Eastern to Western European languages or vice versa, or between two Eastern European languages. Special emphasis is put on translations of relevant works written by East European authors and/or female scholars. [...]

China International Translation Contest 2013

Welcome to join the China International Translation Contest 2013 China International Translation Contest 2013 (CITC 2013) was launched in Beijing on September 2, 2013. The contest targets at translations of 30 well-chosen pieces of contemporary Chinese short stories into the other five UN official languages, namely, English, French, Spanish, Russian [...]

New FIT Info online

The new FIT Info December is now online.

Marion Boers on a European Tour

Following her visit to Europe to preside over the FIT Council meeting in Oslo last March, Marion Boers, accompanied by Henri Liu and, for a while by Doris Grollmann of FIT Europe, visited many institutions and personalities in Brussels, Luxembourg and Amsterdam. You can learn more about her visits by [...]

Beyond Linguistic Barriers – A United World

Dear colleague As we celebrate International Translation Day 2013 under the theme Beyond Linguistic Barriers – A United World, we should pause and consider what a valuable role translators, interpreters and terminologists play in making the concept of the “global village” a reality. Those of us working in this profession [...]