FIT Europe is a regional branch of the International Federation of Translators. It currently represents 49 different European associations of translators and interpreters.
FIT Europe's mission is to represent the interests of translators, interpreters and terminologists in Europe. To achieve this, FIT helps member associations exchange information, experience and best practices. It also represents these associations to EU institutions, as well as liaising with other stakeholders in the translation field.
Services to translators include surveys of working conditions and other specific aspects of the profession. FIT is actively involved in standardization and certification projects, while its code of ethics outlines definitions of best professional practice.
This website presents the whole range of FIT Europe's activities and projects. For more information, please refer to the FIT-Europe-website (www.fit-europe.org) or contact the General Secretary of FIT Europe (email@example.com).
General meeting and new steering committee
At the last FIT Europe General Meeting in Bucharest in November 2011, a new steering committee was elected and the working plan for the next year defined.
- Set up a Working Group on CAT Tools Development
- Continue FIT Europe's interest in the EU project Optimale and the European Masters in Translation
- Maintain dialogue and pursue certain joint efforts with the European Association of Translation Companies EUATC
- Maintain interest in the European Voluntary Certification Scheme project
- On the PR side, look into the options for monitoring future projects and directives in the EU. A short description of what is Monitoring and why it is a useful action for all translators can be read here.
- Look into finance and funding issues, look at project-driven funding with clear budget requirements, and approach FIT for support.
- Disseminate information on the 'interpreter situation' in Europe
- Pursue initiatives do discuss translation contracts (abuse / viability etc.) with DGT.
Below the project descriptions and current status: