PEM in EULITA
The European Legal Interpreters and Translators Association (EULITA) was founded in Antwerp, Belgium on 26 November 2009.
It is an association of professional associations of legal interpreters and translators, but also includes general associations that have legal interpreters and translators among their membership.
- Guarantees the fundamental principles of human rights as enshrined in the European Convention of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.
- Promotes the quality of legal interpreting and translation.
- Represents the interests of national associations of legal interpreters and translators.
- Encourages the establishment of professional associations of legal interpreters and translators when they do not as yet exist in EU countries.
- Supports training and research into legal interpreting and translation.
- Promotes the provision of legal interpreting and translation services, collaboration, and exchanges of information and best practices.
What EULITA offers its members
EULITA offers its members:
- Collaboration with European Union institutions
- Opportunities to influence European institutions on issues relevant to legal translation and interpreting
- A website packed with information
- A forum for exchanging best practices
- A members’ directory
- Online publications
- International events
- Partnership with other relevant organisations
The ISO standard on legal interpreting
In 2015 EULITA launched a campaign to have a new ISO standard on legal interpreting accepted. The ISO 20228:2019 standard was eventually adopted by ISO in 2019.
PEM intends to utilise this Standard in its fight for a new system of official translation and court interpreting in Greece.