On April 25 and 26 2016, partners met for the second transnational meeting, which took place in Helsinki. All partners attended the meeting: HUMAK, EFSLI, Hamburg University, IPC (Portugal) and Danish Deaf Association, and we had 2 days of intense and very lively discussions.
On the program for the meeting was the European Survey. Partners were very impressed with the amount of information that had been received from 30 countries in Europe. Only a few countries replied that they did not have Deaf Interpreters, which have confirmed our assumption that deaf interpreters exist in many countries even if it is only on an informal level.
Partners discussed the final format of the report and the program for the seminar on 31th October 2016 where the report will be launched. You can find more information about the seminar in another news video on this page.
Besides the survey partners presented 5 of the 9 studies, which had already been initialized. All studies are of course focused upon deaf interpreters – from various angles. Short presentations about the ongoing studies were presented and discussed by partners. Partners also had preliminary discussions about the curriculum development for a deaf interpreter training program.
Meeting was held in the Valkea Talo (Light House), an impressive building owned by the Finnish Deaf Association (FAD), Finnish Federation of the Hard of Hearing and Service Foundation for the Deaf. The Light House contains one of HUMAK’s campuses, besides many other activities and functions.
The next transnational meeting will take place in Denmark on November 1st and 2nd 2016 – just after the seminar.