ÖVGD – AUSTRIAN ASSOCIATION OF CERTIFIED COURT INTERPRETERS
The Austrian Association of Court Interpreters is a nonpolitical, nonprofit organization existing for more than 75 years with the declared objective of furthering the professional and business interests of sworn and certified court interpreters in Austria. For that purpose, the Association (being the sole representative) conducts negotiations with the competent Austrian authorities on matters related to Court Interpreters (Court Experts and Interpreters Act, Court Experts and Interpreters Fees Act); it maintains contacts with all Austrian authorities that have by their activities a direct or indirect impact on Court Interpreters; it prepares expert opinions on the qualification and character of persons applying for registration in the List of Sworn and Certified Court Interpreters (How to become a Court Interpreter); it organizes seminars for applicants (Events), seminars on terminology and discussion groups for members; it publishes information sheets, printed fees forms, information on professional problems as well as various Work Sheets and Study Material; it finally acts as an arbitration forum hearing disputes over certified translations. At present the Association has approximately 600 members all over Austria, whose names are published in a List of Court Interpreters arranged by languages. The Association is a member of the F?d?ration Internationale des Traducteurs (FIT) and of the Austrian Association of Sworn and Certified Court Experts; it also keeps constant contact with related associations in Austria,such as the ?sterreichischer ?bersetzer- und Dolmetscherverband “Universitas”, and in other countries (Alumni Association ESIT, the translator and interpreter school of Paris).
Furthering the professional and business interests of sworn and certified court interpreters in Austria.
Annual membership fees charged in 2001 for the various categories were for:
Ordinary members: € 70
Sponsoring members: minimum € 72.70
Friends of the Association: € 21.80
ÖVGD – AUSTRIAN ASSOCIATION OF CERTIFIED COURT INTERPRETERS Postal Address: A-1016 Vienna, PO box 14
Phone: +43 / 1 / 479 65 81
Fax: +43 / 1 / 478 37 23