Interpreting Studies

• Zoi Resta, member of the Interpretating Studies teaching staff at DFLTI, represented the Panhellenic Association of Professional Translators Graduates of the Ionian University (PEEMPIP) and received the 2017 FIT Prize for Interpreting Excellence in a special ceremony held in Brisbane, Australia as part of the 2017 FIT Congress. You can watch her message of thanks here. The award mentioned above reflects the particular contribution of Mrs. Resta in the field of interpreting. The international judging commission recognized that Dr Resta stood out by participating in educational programmes and activities aiming to raise awareness about interpreters, not only in conferences but also mainly for those dealing with community interpreting. This award recognises Zoi Resta's activities in research, teaching and evaluation and primarily highlights her occupation as an active professional interpreter, with the very first doctorate in interpreting in Greece, raising her a national pioneer. This kind of recognition proves the quality of interpreting studies in Greece and especially of the INTERPRETING SPECIALIZATION at DFLTI, that constantly produces proper professionals and pioneering academic work.

• Maro Mantziara, a graduate of our Interpretation track, was given a scholarship to do a joint (3 European Universities: UNIVE Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia - UAB Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona - UPVM Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier) Master’s degree in “Cultural Mediation in the Mediterranean” within the framework of the Erasmus Mundus programme. This was preceded by a citation of her final-year undergraduate thesis was mentioned in the CIRIN Bulletin of Professor Daniel Gile (http://cirinandgile.com/bulletins/Bulletin-51-Jan-2016.pdf#page=26), which was co-authored with her fellow student, Maria Dimitropoulou, and was then presented at the Translaw 2016 Conference at Tampere University in May 2016 (http://www.uta.fi/ltl/translaw2016/abs/Translaw_abstracts.pdf#page=21).

• Two DFLTI students of Interpreting Studies, Maria Dimitropoulou and Maria Mantzara, presented the results of their innovative dissertation on “Interpreting in the Greek Asylum System – A case study” at the TransLaw 2016 conference, University of Tampere, Finnland, in May 2016.

• The members of the teaching staff, Zoi Resta and Anastasios Ioannidis, received the Best PhD Student Paper Award at the international conference on translation and interpreting TRANSLATA II of the University of Innsbruck (1/11/2014) for their paper titled: "The transposition of Directive 2010/64/EU and legal, institutional and actual deficiencies of court interpreting in Greece".

• The DFLTI Interpreting Studies sector organized on 27/2/2015 a presentation-discussion in collaboration with the Corfu Bar Association on the topic of “Court Interpreting: Practical problems and potential solutions” with speakers: Zoi Resta and Anastasios Ioannidis, members of the DFLTI interpreting teaching staff, Panagiotis Alevantis, Head of Representation, European Commission Representation in Greece, and Marianna Asimakopoulou, Syn-eirmos Social Solidarity NGO-“Babel” Day Center. The presentation-discussion took place at the Function Hall of the Corfu Bar Association at the Corfu courthouse.