2020 efsli and EULITA’s joint training


Unfortunately a 4-week ban was announced today, 8th March 2020, on all international conferences in Greece. 

This affects the efsli & EULITA’s joint training scheduled on 27th March in Athens which we are forced to cancel.

We will keep you informed if and when the training is re-scheduled in the upcoming months.

Thank you.

The efsli team


efsli and EULITA are pleased to launch a joint training on


The training will be delivered by Patricia Kerres from Louvain School of Translation and Interpreting – LSTI – Belgium, and it is designed for both spoken and signed language interpreters, students and trainers.

Description of the seminar here

The trainer: Patricia Kerres has a degree in interpreting from the Institut libre Marie Haps in Brussels. She is currently working on an ad hoc basis on the translation and interpreting market in the German/French bidirectional combination. In the past, she has devoted much of her time to studying the communication support needs of deaf people as part of her activities at the PROFILS centre (Research, orientation and training programme for sign language interpreters at the ILMH). She also campaigned for a curriculum to be proposed to French sign language translators in Belgium, now existing in the curriculum of the Louvain School of Translation and Interpreting. Her main activity today is centred on teaching translation and interpreting in full practice (bachelor’s and master’s degrees) at the Université Saint Louis in Brussels and the UCLouvain in Louvain-la-Neuve. Further, she developed the training of sworn translators and interpreters at the LSTI, where she is responsible for the courses on Ethics and Intercultural Communication. Finally, she devotes part of her time to the training of trainers and students in the master of translation in various countries in sub-Saharan Africa (Ghana, Senegal, Kenya, Mozambic and Cameroun).

Training venue: “Professor Elias Krispis Hall”, Athens University History Museum, Tholou 5, Plaka, 10556 Athens, Greece.

Training schedule:

9:00 Introduction
9:15 P. Kerres – Presentation
10:45 Coffee break
11:15 Workshops
12:30 Reporting from the workshops
12:45 Conclusion

Language: English

Registration at: Registration-efsli-EULITA-s-joint-training-27th-March-2020-Athens

Registration deadline is 11th of March 2020


Your place on the course will be confirmed by email.

Selection of participants will be made according to the “first come, first served” system.

Registration fees:

Participants will have to arrange for their own accommodation, travel and meals.

  • 100,00 euros – efsli individual members & EULITA associate members (individuals)
  • 150,00 euros – non members
  • 50,00 euros – EULITA conference registered participants *
  • 25,00 euros – Students **

*please provide the proof of registration

**please provide a university student ID or a statement of your student status from the vocational training that you are attending. Age: under the age of 26.

Note: Sign language interpreters who are members of national associations (full members of efsli) are NOT automatically individual efsli members.
If you want to register as a member, you can become an efsli Individual member. You find more information on how to apply at http://efsli.org/membership/join-efsli/

Cancellation policy:

Please be advised that if you wish to cancel your registration then the following applies.

If your cancellation is received:

• before 11th March: 50% refund minus bank transfer fee

• after 11th March: no refund

Changes in registration is 50 Euro – only fees over 50,00 €: This charge will be applied if you decide not to cancel your registration but send someone else instead of you. Cancellations must be sent by email to admin@efsli.org and need to be confirmed by efsli.

Payment can be made either by PayPal, choose your option and click on the PayPal button below:

choose the option

or bank transfer (please remember you must include bank charges when paying).
Please tranfer the fee + bank charges to:
BNP Parisbas, Belgium
IBAN: BE71 2900 1504 9569
Account number: 290 – 0150495 – 69
EFSLI (European Forum of Sign Language Interpreters)
Wetstraat 26/15
1040 Brussels
Please add in the description of the bank transfer: your name and “efsli – EULITA’s joint training”
If you have further questions about the training, please contact team@efsli.org

Looking forward to welcoming you in Athens!