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Announcing the FIT World Congress 2025, WIPO HQ, Geneva 4 – 6 September 2025

Exploring the theme: Mastering the Machine: shaping an intelligent future

Get ready! The Call for Papers will be out soon.  

Join delegates from across the globe as they meet in the heart of Geneva for three days of immersion in the field of translating and interpreting, cutting-edge research, workshops, discussion and networking opportunities.

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The voice of professional translators, interpreters and terminologists 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.


International Translation Day 2024 - Translation, an art worth protecting. Inspired by issues surrounding copyright, this year’s International Translation Day (ITD) theme embraces the recognition of translations as original creative works in their own right, owed the benefit of copyright protection under the Berne Convention. As the creators of derivative works, translators have fought to protect their moral rights to be credited for their translation work, control any changes to that work, and receive appropriate remuneration. Protecting these simple things will ensure a sustainable future for translation professionals and the historic art of translation itself.
FIT Webinar: Indigitalization: The (un)colonizing of computer practices in Indigenous language and culture - The webinar explores the role of technology from an important aspect, that of “Indigitalization,” according to our speaker, Assistant Professor Jon Corbett at Simon Fraser University (Burnaby, Canada). Professor Corbett describes Indigitalization as a computational creative practice that braids together Indigenous and decolonial computing practices facilitated through traditional and computer-based expressive media art forms. Professor Corbett stories the development of a physical keyboard for the nêhiyaw orthography (i.e. Plains Cree), designed and built from nêhiyaw cultural knowledge.  Register Now

FIT Webinar:

The Translation Industry By Numbers: Between Growth, Transformation, and Reinvention

FIT (International Federation of Translators), in partnership with its Education and Continuous Professional Development Standing Committee, is holding a free live webinar on May 10th, 2024 at 1pm CET on the current state of the translation and interpreting market and the prospects for the future.

The webinar will be delivered by Gabriel Karandyšovský, a well-known industry researcher, consultant, and former COO of a global market research firm specialised in the translation industry.




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.

Barcelona Manifesto

On April 21, 2023, FIT joined the Association of Catalan Language Writers (AELC), the Council of European Associations of Literary Translators (CEATL) and hosts the Association of Professional Translators and Interpreters of Catalonia (APTIC) at the Gabriel García Márquez Library in Barcelona, in signing the Barcelona Manifesto on good contractual practices in translation for the publishing industry. Read the manifesto here.

Our global reach

FIT currently has 110 active Regular Member associations, representing 67,570 translation, interpreting and terminology professionals across the globe. We are also supported by 28 Associate Member organisations and 1 Observer member.