• FIT Webinar | Ethics in Court and Legal Interpreting - Saturday 16 December 2023, 3PM – 5PM CET
    Interpreting is a fiduciary profession used by people to make important decisions that affect their lives. In the legal field those decisions could include matters of life, freedom, family, and money, and they could have lasting, often irreversible effects. Legal and specially court interpreters are bound by carefully crafted rules of professional conduct, and a strict code of ethics. This webinar will explore said rules and canons, analyze their reason to exist, and explore the consequences of ignoring their observance. Because of their complexity and relevance, the presenter will place special attention on the duties of impartiality and confidentiality, including the attorney-client privilege. Those attending this presentation will leave with a better understanding of the rules court and legal interpreters must live by.
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  • FIT Panel Discussion | The Role of Indigenous Language Translation in the Midst of Climate Change: Negotiating displacement, loss of land, language and culture - Saturday 25 November, 6PM – 9PM CET
    FIT invites to a free webinar on the topic of climate change and its impact on Indigenous language, culture and way of life. For Indigenous peoples world-wide, climate change constitutes a human rights issue. But how much further has climate change affected Indigenous ways of life in terms of language and culture? How are some of these changes reflected in critical discourse, in oral and written texts, and in day-to-day language revitalization? How do Indigenous languages grapple with the emergence of a strange new scientific language that describes the phenomena of climate change? And how can translation here become a force of change addressing these narratives?
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  • FIT Webinar | Emotion management for professional linguists - Friday 17 November, 1pm-3pm CET
    Registrations close 14 Nov 2023, 5pm CET.

    FIT invites all translators, interpreters and terminologists to take part in a free webinar which provides tools for emotion and stress management tailored to language professionals. In this webinar, Dr Séverine Hubscher-Davidson will discuss what stress means, what its symptoms are, and how professionals can manage stress and stressful thoughts. She will introduce the concept of emotional competence and explain its significance in work situations. Through guided practical exercises, participants will be able to develop strategies for managing stress and emotions.
  • International Translation Day Webinar - 2 October 2023, 2pm CET

    Join us for a panel discussion on the topic of "What use the Humanities without humans: the value of human interpreting and human translation in a fragile world." with panelists James Phillips (WIPO), Urtzi Urrutikoetxea (PEN) and Miquel Cabal Guarro (AELC, CEATL).

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  • Statutory Congress 2022 - The XXII FIT Statutory Congress in Varadero, Cuba on 30 and 31 May, saw participation from 65 regular members represented either by their delegations or through proxies. As per custom, the retiring Council held its final… More
  • FIT 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 peers around the globe.