The Role of the Association of Professional Translators (ATP Moldova)
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.
ATP Moldova members are governed by the Articles of Association, Regulations and Code of Ethics; they are highly qualified professionals with extensive interpreting and/or translation expertise. ATP Moldova members provide professional translation/interpreting services from Romanian and/or Russian into English, French, German, Spanish, Italian et al., and vice-versa, and are specialized in a wide array of fields, such as economy, law, IT, education, healthcare, social assistance, mass media, construction etc. ATP Moldova members are either freelancers or professionals employed at various projects implemented by reputable international organizations, namely the World Bank, IMF, EU, UNDP, UNICEF, UNHCR, ILO, IOM, EBRD, OSCE, USAID, JICA etc.
As specified in its mission statement, 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.
If you are interested in joining ATP Moldova please go to the section How to Become a Member of ATP Moldova.
ATP Moldova's Role and Objectives
ATP Moldova's Key Role
Promote high quality translation and interpreting services in the Republic of Moldova
ATP Moldova's objectives are:
· Promote professional performance and integrity standards
· Increase awareness of the translator/interpreter profession
· Organize training and certification of translators/interpreters based on relevant methodology
· Promote the rendering of high quality services
· Ensure enhanced communication between active translators and interpreters
To achieve its objectives, ATP Moldova: holds regular meetings; develops glossaries, guidelines and other relevant documentation; organizes workshops and trainings for aspiring translators/interpreters and peers; provides consulting and referral services to connect ATP Moldova members to individual and corporate clients; develops other activities to ensure proper operation of ATP Moldova and support to its members.