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The Executive Committee of EULITA has drawn up the Guidelines for the Admission of Full and Associate Members. For the time being, the texts are only available in English, but work on the French version is under way.
This section gives you, first of all, the relevant passages on membership criteria from the EULITA Constitution. This is followed by detailed guidelines interpreting the Constitution in more concrete terms. In addition to the application forms, you will also find here the schedule of membership fees.
For the time being, the Executive Committee plans to discuss membership applications at its spring and fall meetings. Applicants are therefore requested to submit their files by the end of March or the end of September.
You can submit your applications in electronic form by sending it to firstname.lastname@example.org mentioning “Application” in the subject line.
If you have any questions in connection with applications please contact EULITA at email@example.com and we will try to respond as quickly as possible.
We hope to be able to welcome you soon as a member of EULITA – the European Legal Interpreters and Translators Association.
Liese Katschinka, President
on behalf the Executive Committee
Procedure for applying for membership
EULITA Constitution: Article 5 – Membership
5.1. All associations and persons satisfying the regulations described below and meeting the criteria of membership and that so request in writing or by electronic mail, may be admitted as members of EULITA. Admitted members must scrupulously comply with this Constitution and pay their annual dues.
The procedure for applying for membership is determined by the Executive Committee.
5.3. The following may be admitted as full members of EULITA during the time for which dues are paid, provided they support the objectives set out in Article 2 and that they are established in EU member states:
- 1° national or regional professional associations of legal translators and spoken or sign language legal interpreters whose members are admitted on the basis of attested, or certified, or accredited training and who abide by a code of ethics and guidelines of professional practice
- 2° national or regional associations of interpreters and translators which include legal translators and spoken or sign language legal interpreters among their membership, whose members are admitted on the basis of attested, or certified, or accredited training and who abide by a code of ethics and guidelines of professional practice.
Applications for full membership are made in writing and will be examined and decided by the Executive Committee.
Full members having paid their dues can be represented on the Executive Committee, have voting rights and are entitled to full access to the website and all materials posted on it and to all EULITA events and activities.
5.4. Associate members share the interests and objectives of EULITA.
5.4.1. They can be national or regional associations of legal translators and spoken or sign language legal interpreters in the EU, or national or regional associations of interpreters and translators that include legal translators and spoken or sign language legal interpreters among their membership but which as yet do not meet the criteria for full membership as described above in 5.3.
5.4.2. Or they can be associations of legal translators and spoken or sign language legal interpreters from outside the EU, or other associations, institutions or organizations from within or outside the EU such as associations of legal professionals, training institutes, testing, certification or accreditation authorities, research groups, etc. which demonstrate that they support the objectives and goals of EULITA and are willing to share in the exchange of best practices.
5.4.3. Or they can be individuals from within or outside the EU, including those in member states where as yet no national or regional association exists; they can be legal translators and spoken or sign language legal interpreters, trainers, researchers, other legal professionals, students in interpreting, translation or law aspiring to become legal interpreters or translators, interpreters or translators not practising as certified legal interpreters or translators, etc., who demonstrate that they support the objectives and goals of EULITA and are willing to share in the exchange of best practices.
The above list is not exhaustive.
Application for associate membership is made in writing or by electronic mail to the Executive Committee which decides on it.
Associate members, having paid their dues, are entitled to the information resources on the website and to participate in all the events and activities organized by EULITA. They have no voting rights.
Further rights and categories of membership can be developed by the Executive Committee and submitted to the General Assembly for approval.
5.5. It shall be the duty of all members to promote the cause of EULITA and its objectives and goals to the best of their ability and to refrain from any action liable to compromise the reputation of the association or running counter to its objectives. They shall abide by the Constitution and the decisions of the governing bodies of EULITA.