Belgrade, May 2016

efsli Training on Demand
Belgrade, Serbia, 20th -22nd May 2016

in cooperation with

Association for interpreters for Deaf persons (UTLOSS)

UTLOSS_znak eufunding

Registration deadline:

1st May 2016

1) What is this efsli Training on Demand about?

This Training on Demand has been designed for Deaf trainers.
Gaining a solid foundation in signed languages is one of the first steps towards becoming a good pratictioner in sign language interpreting programmes., and Deaf trainers play a key role in building up that skill. This training course will provide Deaf educators with tools to enhance their training skills in the areas of sign language and interpretation.

IMPORTANT: A second training on demand (follow-up) for Deaf trainers will be organised at the University of Hamburg (Germany) on 12th-13th October 2016. Registration for the training in Hamburg will open in Summer 2016.

Training venue

Training will take place in Belgrade, Serbia at:

Ustanova kulture Vuk Karadžić
Bulevar kralja Aleksandra 77/A
Zvezdara, Beograd

Further details will be given to registered participants.


Friday 20th May from 2:00pm to 6:00pm
Saturday 21st May from 9:30am to 5:00pm
Sunday 22nd May from 9:00am to 12:00am


Your place on the course will be confirmed by email at the latest by 1st May 2016.
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.

1) Who is the trainer?

Our trainer will be Professor Christian Rathmann.
Dr. Christian Rathmann is professor for sign languages and sign language interpreting at University of Hamburg, Germany. He directs two BA- and MA programs in sign language and sign language interpreting as well as two professional training programs in Deaf interpreting/Translation and sign language education. Furthermore, he was involved in establishing another training program for Deaf interpreters at University of Salzburg, Austria (in collaboration with Logo! team). His ongoing research projects include interpreting studies, sign language studies (esp. sign language corpus), LI/12 acquisition, sign language learning & teaching and Deaf Studies.

A draft programme can be found here >>> (MS Word)  >>> (PDF)
Please also watch our trainer’s video in IS:

2) Communication at efsli Spring School

The trainer will use International Sign Language
Correspondence with efsli and official documents will be in English.

3) How much does it cost?

The registration fee includes tuition, coffee breaks, course material and dinner at Saturday night. Participants will have to arrange for their own accommodation and travel.
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 secretariat. If you have difficulties when making your payment, please immediately contact the efsli secretariat at

Registration (+ payment) deadline is 1st May 2016:

• efsli individual member (GDP* up to 20.000 €) 100,00 euros
• efsli individual member (GDP exceeding 20.000 €) 250,00 euros
• non efsli individual member (GDP* up to 20.000 €) 200,00 euros
• non efsli individual member (GDP exceeding 20.000 €) 500,00 euros

*GDP = Gross Domestic Product of the country
Please go to to see your country GDP.

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:

4) Who can register?

• Deaf trainers and Deaf Sign language interpreters interested in this topic.

5) How do I register?

Registration is online: here <<<
Please take note that you need to register online and make your payment at the same time.

Payment can be made either by PayPal (click on the PayPal button on this page to pay):

efsli TOD Belgrade May 2016

or by bank transfer (please remember you must include bank charges when paying).
efsli’s bank details: BNP Parisbas, Belgium BIC: GEBABEBB
IBAN: BE71 290015049569

Account number: 290 – 0150495 – 69

EFSLI (European Forum of Sign Language Interpreters)

6) I want to cancel my registration. Can I get a refund?

Cancellations must be send by email to and need to be confirmed by efsli. Please contact the for further details.

If your cancellation is received:

Before 1st May: 50% refund minus bank transfer fee

after 1st May: no refund

Changes in registration: 50 Euro (will be applied if you decide not to cancel your registration but send someone else instead of you).

7) Do you still need further information?

For further information, please do not hesitate to contact efsli at: