30 September – International Translation Day

On Saturday, 30 September 2017, the Croatian Society of Conference Interpreters celebrated the International Translation Day with a get-together of its members and precandidates. The informal gathering was an excellent occasion to meet up with colleagues whom we don’t see that often, and to discuss topics that are not dealt with at our regular meetings and annual assemblies. Continue reading

Sad Announcement: Our dear colleague Janko Paravić has died

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our colleague, one of the founders of our Society and its first president, Janko Paravić.

Janko was one of the doyens of conference interpreting in Croatia, a role model for many generations of interpreters, whose interpreting skills, erudition, professional demeanour and openness, and the humour he always used to relax us, will stay with us as ideals we will strive to reach.

Voice coaching workshop for conference interpreters

15 July 2017 – The Training and Projects Committee of the Croatian Society of Conference Interpreters organized yet another one-day voice coaching workshop for conference interpreters in cooperation with Gabrijela Kišiček from the Phonetics Department of the Faculty of Humanities in Zagreb and Davor Stanković, voice trainer from HRT, the Croatian public broadcasting company.

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HDKP presentations in Pula, Rijeka and Split

Members of the HDKP, supported logistically by the University of Pula, and the Association of Court Interpreters and Translators from Rijeka and Split, made presentations entitled „Conference Interpreting in Croatia – challenges and opportunities“, for students of language, translation and interpretation courses and interested professionals in Pula, Rijeka and Split.

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Signing the HDKP Code of Professional Conduct

13 February 2017 – During an informal get-together of HDKP members in Strasbourg, our new members Sanja Lokner i Maja Šimleša as well as a pre-candidate Bruno Štefić signed the HDKP Code of Professional Conduct, thus completing the procedure of their accession to the Society.

The General Assembly

3 February 2017 – The HDKP held its annual General Assembly and elections on 3 February 2017. Tamara Levak Potrebica was elected as President, Kristina Kruhak as Vice President, Ivanka Rajh continues to be our Secretary, and Elvira Mulić was elected as Treasurer.

The Assembly voted unanimously in favour of awarding honorary membership in the Society to Ingrid Šafranek.

Four colleagues were admitted into regular membership of the Society: Sanja Lokner, Daira Mrazović, Maja Šimleša and Lovro Škopljanac, and two were admitted as pre-candidates: Marta Guzsvany and Bruno Štefić. Congratulations! We are looking forward to their participation in the Society’s activities. The members have received the minutes.