PRO-Sign Conference in Belgrade

“Promoting Excellence in Sign Language Instruction”

“3rd PRO-Sign Conference”

The PRO-Sign Team (European Centre of Foreign Languages of the Council of Europe, and the European Forum of Sign Language Interpreters (efsli – PRO-Sign associate member), are delighted to invite you to attend the 3rd ProSign Conference to be held at the School of Philology, University of Belgrade (Serbia) on 19th and 20th October 2018. The main topics of the conference are: (i) implementation of the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference) for Sign Languages, (ii) European Language Portfolio, (iii) Teachers’ competency profile, (iv) Pedagogy of sign language teaching and learning and (v) Assessment. Target groups are practitioners (teachers, interpreters and trainers) and researchers specializing in teaching, learning and assessment of sign language(s) as L2 as well as decision makers.

See further details on PRO-Sign2 “Promoting excellence in sign language instruction” at:

The conference will be held in cooperation with:

  1. University of Belgrade
  2. European Centre for Modern Languages
  3. Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
  4. Trinity College Dublin
  5. Hogeschool Utrecht
  6. Interkantonale Hochschule für Heilpädagogik
  7. European Network of Sign Language Teachers (ENSLT)
  8. European Forum of Sign Language Interpreters (efsli)
  9. Serbian Association of Sign Language Interpreters (ATZSJ)
  10. Deaf Club Belgrade

Registration deadline: 10th October 2018

Please see the Programme here


Turner, Quinn, Ella Leith & Audrey Cameron-Leveraging CEFR in the politics of sign language teaching and learning policy in Scotland

Raičević, Gordić, Nikolić, Van Herreweghe-Serbian Sign Language: the state of affairs

Sapountzaki, Galini-Narrative templates and community sense-making: teaching performative differences between Greek Sing Language and spoken/written Greek at B2 level

Celo-LIS Syllabus: a proposal of a syllabus for teaching Italian Sign Language, level A1 of Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR),  as L2 and the testing and assessing L2 sign language competence

Tagarelli De Monte – Filling the gaps. Italian Sign Language education before and after the SignLEF and the Pro-Sign project

Leeson, Grehan -BRIDGING THE GAP: The European Language Portfolio and L2 Irish Sign Language Learners at A2-B1 level

Lerose -Teaching Sign Languague through Cross-modality 

Jade Matos Carew – ProSign2019

Ni, Keller, Bürgin, Meili-Descriptors for communicative competences in sign languages in the CEFR

Pre-conference day open ONLY for participants from the Balkan countries who received invitation letter from efsli Team, please contact


– University of Belgrade (Studentski trg3 – 11000 Belgrade – Faculty of Philology);

– Deaf Club;

Venue information here

Accommodation and Travel

Registration fees:

  • 90 EUR – regular registration fee for efsli individual members and ENSLT members
  • 150 EUR — regular registration fee for non members

The registration fees include:

a) Two days of conference;

b) Coffee & tea breaks and lunch for two conference days;

c) Welcome drink at the social event (at the Deaf Club in Belgrade) on 19th October 2018.

ENSLT members that want register with the special fee are kindly requested to contact us to

To become an efsli individual member and take advantage of the special offer fill in the individual member application online form

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. The fee depends on your Country GDP, please click here for the GDP of your country (opens in a new window)

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 our back office. If you have difficulties when making your payment, please contact us at

Registration and payment deadline is 10th October 2018.

Cancellation policy:

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

If your cancellation is received:

  • before 30th September 2018: 50% refund minus bank transfer fee
  • after 30th September 2018: no refund

Changes in registration: 50 Euro (it 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 and need to be officially confirmed by efsli.

Please use this link for registration

Payment instructions:

PAYPAL (+ charges)

If you like to pay by paypal, please use the paypal buttons below:

2018 3rd PRO-Sign Conference


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  – 2018 PRO-sign Conference”


For further information on the conference please contact:

The PRO-Sign Team and its associate member, efsli, are looking forward to welcoming you in beautiful Belgrade in October 2018!

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