SYDISE is a not-for-profit association and has its registered office in Athens. It was set up in 2014 by professional conference interpreters, who identified the need for a collective body dedicated to the specific interpreting sector across Greece. Its role is to act as an interface between its members on the one hand and the market and community in general on the other. It aims to play an informal regulatory role, both for practitioners and the market, providing ongoing information and training for all stakeholders.
The Association has specific goals vis-à-vis conference interpreting stakeholders and engages in the following actions:
For SYDISE members SYDISE
- keeps members informed of events and developments in the conference interpreting sector in Greece and abroad
- maintains and publishes a registry and directory of interpreters throughout Greece.
- ensures that professional rules are applied and working conditions for conference interpreters are continually upgraded
- produces templates/standardised texts (such as interpreting contracts) that promote good practices in the field
- fosters and protects good professional standards and practices
- observes a code of ethics and informs clients about it
- safeguards and represents the collective interests and rights of its members
- provides assistance to members claiming their reasonable rights in the event of disputes
- contributes to the continuing education and training of interpreters through seminars, conferences, meetings, publications etc.
- encourages discussion amongst practitioners in the field on all platforms that provide communication between and information to members, e.g. website, e-mail newsletter, social media