Refugee crises across the globe this year — from the European Union to Martha’s Vineyard — have highlighted the importance of maintaining a large, diverse workforce of human translators and interpreters.
In collaboration with the Clare Local Development Company (CLDC) and the Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP), Translit has provided community interpreter training for 37 Ukrainian refugees who were previously providing informal language services to fellow Ukrainians in Ireland.
MultiLingual spoke with the company’s CEO, Alex Chernenko, who was born in Odessa, Ukraine, about what LSPs can do to support Ukrainian refugees as war rages on in their country.
Translit, a Cork and Limerick-based language service provider, has offered assistance to Irish government bodies, NGOs and charities. They are also aiming to help individuals who cannot get support.
European Commission Appoints New Director General for Interpretation Genoveva Ruiz Calavera has stepped into the role of Director General of the Directorate General for Interpretation at the European Commission (DG SCIC, the French-language acronym for the department). Ruiz Calavera began working in the role on April 1