2018 efsli TOD in Tirana

from 19th to 21st October 2018 in Tirana, Albania

In cooperation with ANAD

Registration deadline: 1st October 2018

Interpreting for deaf refugees is extremely demanding regarding emotional investment and strategic communication of interpreters and the collaboration between participants in the setting. Salient aspects of working in this highly sensitive setting will be presented. Typical pitfalls will be illustrated as well as strategic ways out will be explored.

  • Empowerment – How can you implement into the interpretation process?
  • Deepening of theoretical approaches of the intercultural Communication in interdisciplinary contexts.
  • The intercultural differences and synergies between refugees of deeply religious Christian and Muslim backgrounds in a Christian-secular legal environment.
  • The collaboration between deaf and hearing interpreter on the one hand, the interpreters and the other participants on the other.
  • Interpreting position for refugees is international networking of professional work.

The training method employed, Interpreting Enactments, allows for theoretical and practical input and self-reflection

Further information will be given to registered participants.

Information in IS about the training:

Address of the training venue:

Tirana, Albania
Further information will be given to registered participants.

Training Schedule

The training will be held in Tirana from 19th to 21st October 2018. The training schedule is as follows:
  • Friday 19th October from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm
  • Saturday 20th October from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • Sunday 21st April October 9:00 am to 12:00 am

Who is our trainer?

Ege Karar

Ege Karar is a social pedagogue and a certified Deaf sign language interpreter in DGS, TID and International Sign. He is a research assistant and PhD candidate working at the Competence Center for Sign Language and Gesture of the RWTH University Aachen, Germany. He leads the project Deaf Mentoring, Peer Counseling.
He serves the national Deaf association a committee member for migration and refugees.

Communication at the TOD

Training will be delivered in International Sign (IS).
Correspondence with efsli and official documents will be in English.
Inquiries both in written English or in IS video format are welcome.

Who can register?

This training is designed for:
– interpreters;
– advanced interpreter students.


Your place on the course will be confirmed by email.
Please do not book your accommodation or flight until your place on the course has been confirmed. Or if you do so, it will be at your own risk.

Selection of participants will be made according to the “first come, first served” system.
Training will take place if the required minimum number of participants has registered.

How much does it cost?

The registration fee includes tuition, coffee breaks and course material. Participants will have to arrange for their own accommodation, travel and main meals.
Payments must be made the same day of registration. If not, your registration is not valid.
Please email a copy of the proof of your payment to the efsli back office. If you have difficulties when making your payment, please immediately contact the efsli back office at admin@efsli.org

Registration (+ payment) deadline is 1st October 2018

Registration fees (please carefully check your country’s GDP):

  • efsli individual member (GDP up to 20.000 €) 120,00 euros
  • efsli individual member (GDP exceeding 20.000 €) 220,00 euros
  • non efsli individual member (GDP up to 20.000 €) 170,00 euros
  • non efsli individual member (GDP exceeding 20.000 €) 270,00 euros
  • SLI students* 100,00 euros
* 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.

Please click here for the GDP of your country (opens in a new window)

Individual membership is open to Sign Language Interpreters within Europe and other interested persons who subscribe to the aim and objectives of efsli.

Sign language interpreters who are members of National Associations (full members of efsli) are not automatically individual efsli members. You can become an individual member here and then register to the training: Individual Members Application Form

Cancellation policy:

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

If your cancellation is received:

  • before 1st October 2018: 50% refund (minus bank transfer fee)
  • after st October 2018: no refund

Changes in registration is 50 Euro. 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.

How do I register?

Registration and payment deadline is 1st October

Please use this link for registration

Payment instructions:
PAYPAL (+ charges)
If you like to pay by paypal, please use the paypal button below.

TOD Tirana 2018

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 “2018 efsli TOD in Tirana”
If you have further questions about the efsli TOD, please contact: team@efsli.org
efsli and ANAD are looking forward to welcoming you in Tirana!

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