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FIT (Fédération Internationale des Traducteurs / International Federation of Translators) is an international grouping of associations of translators, interpreters and terminologists. More than 100 professional associations and training institutes are affiliated, representing more than 80,000 translators in 55 countries. The goal of the Federation is to promote professionalism in the disciplines it represents.

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FIT in Denmark

Supporting colleagues; Connecting academia & professionals FIT has not been this visible in Denmark since the leadership of the late President Florence Herbulot. Much has changed in the World’s “Happiest Country” Despite FIT’s support of local professional organisations back in late 2014, the Danish government repealed Translatørloven 1988 - the [...]

Translatio October 2016 is out

In the wake of international translation day celebrations, we are introducing the October issue of Translatio, with news from our member associations, task forces, regional centres and the executive committee. Importantly, it has a call for FIT Prizes nominations and a request for proposals for the position of FIT Executive [...]

International Week of the Deaf 2016

IWD 2016: Celebrating central role of interpreters in Global Initiatives International Week of the Deaf (IWD) is a global celebration and awareness campaign led by the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) since 1958. Since the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between the World Association of Sign Language Interpreters [...]

15th Anniversary of European Day of Languages

Multilingualism, is one of the key pillars of the European Union and the centrepiece for its engagement of and with citizens from its 28 Member States and across 24 official languages. EU is also one of the leading centres of excellence in translation, interpreting and terminology. Each year, on 26 [...]

ITD 2016: Connecting Worlds!

The International Federation of Translators (FIT) is proud to announce the chosen theme for International Translation Day 2016 ‘Connecting Worlds’, proposed by our longstanding member and strong supporter, the American Translators Association (ATA). The professions of translator, interpreter and terminologist, all represented by FIT, are dedicated to one common goal [...]

New horizons: Jeannette Ørsted leaves FIT at the end of September

Since 2010 the activities of the FIT Secretariat have been expertly and professionally undertaken from Basel with Jeannette Ørsted at the rudder. During that period she was instrumental in transforming the secretariat from a traditional bricks and mortar office to a state-of-the-art virtual office of a global Federation open 24/7. [...]

2017 ITD Theme

Call for 2017 ITD Theme Let’s tell the world about what we do International Translators’ Day is just one of the important ways FIT reaches out to the public. The theme for 2016, Translation and Interpreting: Connecting Worlds is perfectly captured in Micaela Karaman’s stylish poster of CTPCBA, in the [...]