Executive Board


Jan Ivarsson Award



Subtitling Code







ESIST understands the concept of Screen Translation to cover the various forms of language transfer in the media, including subtitling, dubbing, voice-over, interpreting for the media, surtitling, subtitling for the deaf and the hard-of-hearing, and audio description for the blind and the partially sighted.

ESIST Constitution

ESIST - EST Protocol of Understanding




The main aims of the association are to:

  • Facilitate contact for an exchange of information and experience in the teaching of screen translation in higher education institutes in Europe.
  • Promote screen translation as an additional skill to the qualification of translator and encourage the creation of innovative courses in screen translation in European higher education institutions.
  • Facilitate cooperative projects including the exchange of staff and students.
  • Study the potential of curriculum development in the field of screen translation on a European basis.
  • Initiate other forms of collaboration and research in screen translation.
  • Develop the dialogue between higher education teachers who offer courses in and on screen translation and persons concerned with the profession of screen translation in the television and film industries.
  • Promote professional standards in the teaching and practice of screen translation.
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