Zagreb, November 2014

TOD (training on Demand) in Zagreb,

28th and 29th November 2014


 “Insights into ethics and

professional behaviour”


Registration deadline is 15th November 2014!


Organised by:





This training is tailor-made and designed according to the needs of the host association and, more important, it is for interpreters who have very little or no formal training in ethics and professional behaviour.


The trainer is

Marinella Salami, MA

Professional Sign Language Interpreter and Trainer


Marinella Salami has been working as a qualified Italian Sign Language Interpreter since 1990. She interprets between Italian, English and Italian Sign Language. Her working areas are conferences, liason interpreting, television and high education. She interpreted the morning News on the National Italian TV Channel Rete 4 for seventeen years (1993-2010).

As a trainer, she has been working for university and vocational courses with a focus on ethics and professional practice:

– Professional vocational training in Bologna, Trento, Biella, Brescia & Rome (Italy);

– Ethics and Professional development module at the University of Nicosia, Cyprus (2012).

– Ethics and Professional development module for ILISSI (Swiss Association of Sign Language Interpreters, Italian- speaking region) (2013)

Trainer at University courses:

– University of Venice “Cà Foscari” (Italy) since 2006 to present;

– University of Naples “Suor Orsola Benincasa” (Italy), academic year 2005-2006;

– University of Lugano SUPSI (Switzerland, academic year 2008-2009);


She is an active member of ANIOS, the National Association of Italian Sign Language Interpreters. She was a member of the ANIOS National Examination Committee for seven years (2003-2010).

Member of efsli since the early ‘90’s, in September 2007 she was elected as a Board member of the European Forum of Sign Language Interpreters (efsli) and re-elected in 2010. She served as Head of the training department (2007-2013), vice-president (2010-2012) and president (2012-2013). She is now a life member of efsli.

Marinella has given international presentations on the profession and training of sign language interpreters, such as at the International Deaf Culture Festival (Istanbul, 2010), the International Conference on the Training of Sign Language Interpreters in Middle and Eastern European Countries (Vilnius, 2010) and the Low Countries Conference “Translation and National Images” (Antwerp, 2011).

She graduated cum laude at the University of Milan with a thesis on the representation of deafness in 19th Anglo-American literature and she is the co-author of various articles and book chapters on SL interpreters and the interpreting profession.


Training Description


Thinking critically about ethical issues and professional behaviour

This training will focus on ethical issues and professional conduct through a critical perspective. Historically, interpreters’ ethical issues were solely centred around the deontological approach based on a strict adherence to set rules. However, professional ethical principles do not apply themselves, they require a critical thinking mind to assess facts and interpret situations. The evolution of interpreting and translation studies have gradually focused on other approaches and perspectives. Thinking through ethics is a complex decision-making process aiming at taking an action that is fair for all the parties involved in the interpreting practice. This training will provide participants with an opportunity to reflect on ethical issues and develop strategies in the decision-making process. Participants will be required to provide their own input based on an interactive participation. Some homework will be also assigned prior to training.

Important note: this two-day programme has been designed for interpreters who have not been formally trained on these issues and tailored-made on the needs expressed by the host Croatian association. The detailed programme will be provided to registered participants.


How much does it cost?

efsli individual members, GDP up to 20.000 = 100 euro
efsli individual members, GDP exceeding 20.000 = 250 euro
Non members of efsli, GDP up to 20.000 = 360 euro
Non members of efsli, GDP exceeding 20.000 = 560 euro


How do I register?

Fill in this  registration survey (Zagreb-Croatia)

Please take note that you need to register online and make your payment at the same time


How do I pay?

Payment can be made either by PayPal (after filling in the online registration survey and return to this page to use the button below to pay):

efsli ToD November 2014

or pay by bank transfer (please remember you must include bank charges when paying).
efsli’s bank details:
BNP Parisbas, Belgium
IBAN: BE71 290015049569
Account number: 290 – 0150495 – 69
Wetstraat 26/15
1040 Brussels

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.
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 training department for further details.
If your cancellation is received:
Before 15th November 2014: 50% refund minus bank transfer fee
after 15th November 2014: 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).
Do you still need further information?

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