The Annual General Meeting of CEATL’s national representatives, was held in Barcelona between 2 – 4 June 2016 and organised by AELC (http://www NULL.escriptors NULL.cat/), ACEC (http://www NULL.acec-web NULL.org/) and ACE Traductores (http://www NULL.ace-traductores NULL.org/).
The AGM opened with an exhibition of posters with SWOT analyses of the individual associations. After the traditional short presentation round, the AGM voted on the acceptance of two new members, the Macedonian Translators Association, MATA (http://mata NULL.mk/en/) – Здружение на преведувачи на Република Македонија, and the Romanian Association of Literary Translators, ARTLIT (http://www NULL.artlit NULL.ro/) – Asociația Română a Traducătorilor Literari. With the admission of these two new members, CEATL now consists of more than 35 translators’ associatons from countries across Europe.
Following the Board and Treasury reports the AGM continued with a session of mini labs where members could discuss the various points listed in the poster analyses and find issues that are common to all European associations.
The second and third days were devoted to reports about CEATL’s external connections and partner projects, and to the various CEATL working groups. A most interesting report was given by the Education WG, who presented their new publications pertaining to the Petra-E project; and by the Copyright WG, who reported on major breakthroughs in their communication with both publishers and policy makers.
The AGM was concluded after assigning new mandates to members and the Board, as well as accepting new members in various Working Groups.
Public event during CEATL’s Annual General Meeting
Literature expert Laura Borràs interviewed translators Martha Tennent and Francesc Parcerisas. They talked about literary translations from Catalan language authors’ work into English. Musical entertainment was provided by Borja Penalba.
CEATL would especially like to thank the organizers and the City of Barcelona for a warm welcome and smooth proceedings during the entire AGM.