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Oral translation seminarFollowing its successful seminars in March and April and the constant effort of highlighting the importance of delivering quality translation, SATC – the Serbian Association of Translation Companies – organized a new event on 4 June at the hotel Envoy in the centre of Belgrade. The subject was oral interpretation – standards and practice.

This interesting and important topic of oral translation work gathered a considerable number of professional interpreters and professionals from various fields, from heads of translation departments to translators, accredited EU interpreters, public procurement officials and translation agency owners.

The seminar took the form of three panel discussions.

The first panel dealt with the subject of EU institutions and their standards and requirements for oral interpretation.

The second discussed the test that oral interpreters must pass to work in EU institutions (the EU Accreditation Test) and the experience of a number of interpreters in the application process, testing and actually working as an EU accredited interpreter.

The third panel was a discussion among the participants about SATC events, and global changes that need to happen in the world of translation. SATC is seen as a driving force of those changes, so the discussion turned out to be a high quality brainstorming about future actions to bring quality to the forefront in the translation industry in Serbia.

Halifax took the initiative in 2014 to found the Serbian Association of Translation Companies, and plays an active role in the association and in the European Union of Associations of Translation Companies. SATC is committed to advancing quality in translation services and the adherence to international translation standards.