Welcome to FIT

The voice of professional translators and interpreters around the world

FIT is the federation of professional associations of interpreters, translators and terminologists around the world, working in areas as diverse as literary, scientific and technical, public service, court and legal settings, conference interpreting, media and diplomatic fields and academia. 

FIT supports members and the profession at an international level, building community, visibility and a sustainable future for the profession.

“Translation unveils the many faces of humanity” - Celebrating ITD in 2023

FIT Council is pleased to announce its chosen theme for International Translation Day 2023: Translation unveils the many faces of humanity.

To honour International Translation Day (ITD) this year, we wish to not only recognise the important role that translation, interpreting, and terminology play in the lives of each of us, but also our shared humanity. [Read more]
XIV FIT International Legal Forum -

Legal T/I in a World Without Barriers: New Challenges, Innovation and Business Development

Join international legal translators, interpreters, terminologists, academics and trainers in
Spiez, Switzerland, July 8-9, 2023.

FIT and host ASTTI invite you to invest two days in building the future of the profession. Join us as we analyse, discuss and review current innovations and business developments within the legal field. With thirteen speakers from four different continents presenting their ideas and solutions, come and let yourself be inspired.

Join with other professionals exploring ways to transcend linguistic and cultural barriers. Legal translators and interpreters need a common understanding of the legal context they are working in, but also benefit from sharing international best practice and an inter-disciplinary approach.

Learn, share, connect. Build a more inclusive world, a world without barriers.

FIT is grateful for the support and cooperation of Forum hosts, ASTTI, the Swiss Association of Translators, Terminologists and Interpreters (Association suisse des traducteurs, terminologues et interprètes).

#protectlinguists - Campaign for the protection of Translators and Interpreters working in Conflict Zones.
FIT continues to advocate for the rights and safety of conflict zone linguists, working with its partners Red T, the International Association of Conference Interpreters (AIIC), World Association of Sign Language Interpreters (WASLI), the International Association of Professional Translators and Interpreters (IAPTI) and Critical Link International.

Translators and Interpreters have a human right to life, to work, to freedom from torture, and to freedom of expression. On behalf of the world language community, this letter from international language community coalition, including translator and interpreter associations, urgently calls attention to the ongoing violation of the human rights of translators and interpreters (T/Is) across the globe and asks Volker Turk, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights  to record human rights violations againstT/Is.

A new era of FIT

Despite the global challenges still facing us, 65 members were able to participate in the XXII FIT Statutory Congress in Varadero, Cuba on May 30th and 31st 2022, hosted by the Asociación Cubana de Traductores e Intérpretes (ACTI).
A new Council was elected, to lead FIT through to the next Congress in 2025. Meet the new FIT Council.

FIT Prizes 2022

Frans de Laet wins Pierre-François Caillé Medal

FIT Honorary Advisor Professor Frans de Laet was awarded the coveted Pierre-François Caillé medal for his outstanding lifetime contribution to FIT and to the profession.

FIT prizes are awarded at each FIT World Congress.

Our global reach

FIT’s 111 regular members represent over 63,000 translation, interpreting and terminology professionals across all continents (excluding Antarctica).

In addition, FIT has 28 associate members and 2 observer members.