OBJECTIVES

  Represent the interests of professional translators and interpreters. 

 Contribute to the improvement of working conditions for translators and interpreters, and to guarantee their social recognition.

 Facilitate training and professional development for professionals.

Offer resources and activities open to the public that benefit society as a whole. 

 Encourage membership in professional associations and promote culture. 

HISTORY

APTIC was officially established on January 1st, 2009, as a result of the merger of the two general associations of translators and interpreters in Catalonia: the Associació de Traductors i d’Intèrprets de Catalunya (ATIC) and Traductors i Intèrprets Associats pro Col·legi (TRIAC). ATIC was founded in 1994 by a group of translation students who wanted to confront the lack of specific legislation and organization within this sector. TRIAC was born one year later with the main goal of creating an official professional association of translators and interpreters, allowing for the regulation of this professional activity in Catalonia.
For ten years these two associations worked separately. However, in 2006 a new law regulating the activity of qualified professions and professional associations was passed, , ruling out the possibility of creating an official professional association of translators and interpreters. As the objectives of ATIC and TRIAC overlapped, the two associations decided to merge. This merger gave rise to APTIC, which was founded with over 500 members and more than ten years of experience representing the translating and interpreting community, organizing training activities and promoting the profession. As of mid-2015, APTIC had over 600 members.

THE APTIC EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

The APTIC Executive Committee (junta@aptic.cat) currently comprises the following members:

PRESIDENT
Carlos Mayor

VICE PRESIDENT
Angelica Maria Ripa

SECRETARY
Gemma Rovira

TREASURER
Asun Renau

FULL VOTING MEMBERS
Carolina Bordonado, Gemma Brunat, Natalja Dudek, Joaquín Fernández-Valdés, Lucie Pacho, Eva Rosell, Inca Vallès.

Junta 2018-2019 From left to right: (1) Gemma Rovira, Carlos Mayor, Miguel Sánchez, Montserrat Sardà, Christian Olalla, (2) Angelica Maria Ripa, Asun Renau, Joaquín Fernández-Valdés, Carmen Villalba.

WORK COMMITTEES

8th March Committee

comissio_8m@aptic.cat

The 8th March Committee is a work group set up to explore the options open to professional women in the sector to deal with issues related to sexual harassment and gender discrimination in their work. This core group sets out to create and provide tools in the form of series of activities, talks, mutual support groups, anti-harassment protocols and other materials.

Members:
Iris Baeza, Jolita Blyzyte, Maria Coll, Eva Rosell, Neus Sanchis and Secretariat of APTIC.

Activities Committee

activitats@aptic.cat

Organises talks, courses and other activities offered by the APTIC.

Members:
Natalja Dudek, Paula Meiss, Asun Renau, Anna Rosich.

Admissions Committee

admissions@aptic.cat

Studies membership applications for applicants who do not strictly meet the admission requirements.

Members:
Angelica Maria Ripa, Elias Rivas.

Communications Committee

comunicacio@aptic.cat

Represents APTIC in the media and on social networks.

Members:
Hèctor Cesena, Maria Luna, Cristina Riera, Angelica Maria Ripa.

CREA Committee

APTIC continues to grow and is active on more and more fronts. A new commission was set up, on the initiative of several members who wanted to work more closely with the association. We have called it the CREA committee (crea means ‘create’ in both Catalan and Spanish) and its members are people who bring with them a fresh point of view and new approaches. 

It aims to be an incubator for ideas for a constantly-changing association, to carry on innovating and offering better services to its members and to the profession in general.

Members:
Carolina Bordonado, Gemma Brunat, Natalja Dudek, Lucie Pacho, Elías Rivas, Eva Rosell and Inca Vallès, none of whom are members of the Executive Committee.

FIT Committee

junta@aptic.cat

Promotes and coordinates relations with FIT,  Fédération Internationale des Traducteurs / International Federation of Translators.

Members:
Marta Morros, Paola Tormo.

Public Relations Committee

exteriors@aptic.cat

Promotes and coordinates relations with other institutions. Represents APTIC in the Red Vértice network, which brings together different associations of translators, interpreters and editors in Spain.

Members:
Maya Busqué, Paola Tormo.

Publishing Committee

editorial@aptic.cat

Boosts APTIC’s presence in the publishing sector.

Members:
Palmira Feixas, David Fernández, Joaquín Fernández-Valdés, Maia Figueroa, Carlos Mayor, Gemma Rovira, Anna-Lluïsa Subirà.

Special Offers Committee

promocions@aptic.cat

The Committee arranges  special offers from universities, institutions and businesses for members of APTIC.

Members:
Gemma Brunat, Secretaria de l’APTIC.

Tax Issues Committee

fiscalitat@aptic.cat

Compiles frequently asked questions about tax issues and publishes answers on APTIC’s website.

Members:
Nuria Caminero, Natalja Dudek, Angelica Maria Ripa.

TERMCAT Committee

secretaria@aptic.cat

Works with TERMCAT, the Catalan terminology centre.

Members:
Maya Busqué, Elisa Serra, Inca Vallès.

Translation Committee

web@aptic.cat

Translates and proofreads content published on the APTIC website.

Members:
Pol Aixàs, Vicky Alins, Elvira Arderius, Simon Berrill, Florencia Bonseñor, Sílvia Calatayud, Nuria Caminero, Maria Causadías, Juan Isidoro Ciruelos Huarte, Eva Dallo, Alba Duch, Adolf Fuertes, Tamara García, José Ángel Hombrados, Rob Lunn, Iris Osorio, Judith Rodríguez.

Universities Committee

universitats@aptic.cat

Represents APTIC in the academic sphere and helps students in Translation and Interpreting faculties understand our field better.

Members:

Noemí Funakawa, Marta Morros, Christian Olalla, Asun Renau, Damien Zalio.