The Panhellenic Association of Professional Translators, Graduates of the Ionian University (PEEMPIP), was founded in 2004 by professional translators who had graduated from the Department of Foreign Languages, Translation and Interpreting of the Ionian University. It is based in Corfu and is administered by a five-member board.
PEEMPIP’s mission, as a Scientific Association, is among others to support graduate professional translators, promote the recognition of their social and professional value, facilitate communication among its members, introduce ethical standards of conduct, provide training to its members, and increase public awareness.
It organises conferences, meetings and training seminars, builds relationships with similar bodies and associations in Greece and abroad, provides legal support and represents its members in meetings, consultations and negotiations related to the translation profession, forming a bridge between university and a professional career. It also encourages the exchange of ideas and supports innovative projects focusing on translation, through a powerful communication network that has been established among its members.
PEEMPIP is a full member of FIT/IFT (Fédération Internationale des Traducteurs/International Federation of Translators), EULITA (European Legal Interpreters and Translators Association), AVTE (AudioVisual Translators Europe)
and SEGE (Greek Association of Women Entrepreneurs).