CRISIS COMMUNICATION – COMMUNICATION IN CRISES
Friday, 21 June 2019, in the Kosmas Psychopaidis Auditorium, National Centre for Public Administration and Local Government (EKKDA), 211 Pireos Street, Tavros, Athens 177 78
The event is an EU/DGT Translating Europe Workshop organised in partnership with FIT Europe and is being held with the support of the office of the EU Commission in Athens.
The event aims to explore how the translation and interpreting profession can contribute to addressing the challenges of multi-lingual communication in crisis settings by:
• understanding and articulating the challenges inherent in crisis communication
• outlining cultural and ethical questions pertaining to translation and interpreting in crisis settings, and by
• proposing and agreeing solutions and best practice relating to the training, qualification and work of translators and interpreters in such settings
The speakers are from both Greece and the rest of Europe and include many stakeholders involved in the area: government agencies, NGOs, academia, practitioners and representatives of professional associations of translators and interpreters.
All places at the event are fully subscribed but participation is still possible via web stream. The relevant link for online participation will be announced on Thursday, 20 June.
For further details, please see: http://fit-europe-rc.org/en/activities/fit-europe-events/
C/o CBTI-BKVT, Rue Montoyer 24, bte 12 1000 Bruxelles
Contact: John O'Shea
FIT Europe is the Regional Centre of the International Federation of Translators (FIT) It focuses on translation and interpreting issues in Europe
FIT Europe’s regular members are professional translator and interpreter associations at national level. FIT Europe also has associate members which are universities and training institutions.
FIT Europe, through its members, represents the interests of around 40,000 language professionals across Europe, including translators, interpreters, terminologists, researchers and trainers.
FIT Europe provides a forum for its members to:
exchange information, experience and examples of best practice,
find solutions to common or shared problems, and
agree on measures that will heighten public and corporate awareness of good professional practice.
FIT Europe's principal objectives are to:
promote the interests of language professionals in Europe,
encourage recognition of the importance of translation and interpreting for society
showcase the benefits that society and individuals derive from translation and interpreting
support efforts at national level to achieve formal recognition of the title and status of the language professionals, and
work together with other stakeholders in the best interest of our members.
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