Our Association

  • Nearly 50 years of experience in simultaneous, consecutive, and whispered interpreting services

    ASSOINTERPRETI – Associazione Nazionale Interpreti di Conferenza Professionisti (National Association of Professional Conference Interpreters) – was established in 1974.

    Its members specialise in simultaneous, consecutive, and whispered interpreting services. The Association has the following aims: representing the profession; safeguarding the interests of its members at all appropriate levels; fostering education, training, and continuing professional development of its members; promoting and disseminating the role of the profession in helping bridge linguistic and cultural barriers among peoples; and laying down ethical, procedural, and contractual rules, as well as monitoring and enforcing members’ compliance therewith.

    ASSOINTERPRETI is a non-profit organisation: clients can contact our professionals directly or through our Regional Secretariats, thereby avoiding agency fees.

  • Professional interpreters working at national and global level, and covering a wide range of languages

    Our members, who are based all over the country, provide interpreting services in many languages, e.g. English, French, Spanish, German, Russian, and Chinese.

    With their extensive general knowledge, formal specific education and training, continuing professional development, and high standards of professional conduct, our members are qualified to provide high-quality services in all fields.

    Our interpreters can deal with any topic covered by international meetings and conferences, thanks to their meticulous preparation for each assignment and to their experience, demonstrated by thousands of days of work.

  • A professional association active in Italy and abroad

    Assointerpreti is listed among the professional associations issuing a professional quality certification under article 2, paragraph 7, of law 4/2013. A list of these associations is posted on the website of the Ministry of Economic Development.

    Pursuant to law 4/2013, Assointerpreti awards a professional quality certification to its members. Assointerpreti’s certification system has been validated by CIS (Comitato di indirizzo e sorveglianza), a guidance and oversight committee consisting of representatives from CoLAP (Coordinamento Libere Associazioni Professionali – a national organisation of associations representing non-regulated professions), and by Adiconsum (a national consumer protection association).

    Assointerpreti is a member of:

    FIT-IFT (Fédération Internationale des Traducteurs/International Federation of Translators), an international organisation of associations of translators, interpreters, and terminologists. More than 100 professional associations and training institutes are affiliated, representing over 80,000 translators in 55 countries. The goal of the Federation is to promote professionalism in the disciplines it represents.

    CoLAP (Coordinamento Libere Associazioni Professionali), a non-partisan and non-profit national organisation of more than 200 associations representing non-regulated professions, with over 300,000 members. The mission of CoLAP is to implement and support a dual professional system in Italy, consisting of associations of regulated professions (ordini professionali) and associations of non-regulated professions. These professional associations leverage the skills of their members and enforce compliance with their rules of conduct, facilitating the choice of consumers and protecting them in accordance with competition rules and with law 4/2013.

    Ass.I.Term (Associazione Italiana per la Terminologia), a scientific and non-profit association, consisting of parties interested in studying and disseminating special and sector-specific terminologies, representatives from public administration, universities, research and standardisation bodies, publishing houses, and schools of interpreting and translating, as well as translation and documentation specialists.

  • Professional Liability and Consumer Protection

    Our members are regulated by law 4/2013 and covered by a Lloyd’s professional third-party liability insurance policy issued by Lloyd’s Insurance Company SA.

    Moreover, under law 4/2013 and article 27ter of the Consumer Code (Legislative Decree 206/2005), Assointerpreti provides information about the professional activity of its members and their quality standards, and makes available a consumer help desk for agreed settlement of disputes.

    To get information about the professional activity and quality standards of members, write to: segreteria@assointerpreti.it

    To report irregularities and settle disputes, write to: sportellodelcittadino@colap.it


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    Organisational structure

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