The Association of Professional Translators of Moldova (ATP Moldova) is a non-profit non-governmental organization founded in January 1998. ATP Moldova's main goal is to ensure communication and cooperation among the members of the professional community with a view to promote high quality translation and interpreting services both in Moldova and abroad.
In accordance with its mission, the Association of Professional Translators of Moldova (ATP) is the agent of the interpreter/translator profession in Moldova and abroad; ATP Moldova organizes workshops and trainings as part of the continual efforts to provide lifelong learning opportunities, provides consulting and referral services to interested persons and organizations. Key activities of ATP Moldova include, among others, training of aspiring interpreters and translators and organization of events to facilitate communication and exchange of experience with other stakeholders.
It seems that the word "retreat" is slowly entering the vocabulary of more and more institutions and organizations, especially those working with terminology accepted in Western Europe. There is also a Romanian word "retragere", which could express the meaning of evading from a stressful environment, from the noise, from the pressing tasks and all kinds of obligations and finding a refuge, where one can discuss leisurely, in a serene environment and where participants are not distracted by other things. We, the translators, have accepted the term “retreat”, because we still have not found its best translation to Romanian.