Framework contract for the provision of services in the fields of translation and interpretation.
Permanent Secretariat of the Alpine Convention (PSAC) | Published October 27, 2015
Associazione Professionale IntrAlp
The Alpine Convention is an International Treaty between Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Slovenia, Switzerland and the European Union with the objective to pursue a common policy of protection of the Alps and preservation of the interests of their inhabitants. It has been open to signature in 1991 and it is in force since 1995. It consists of a framework Convention and 9 protocols, covering the subjects of land planning, nature protection, mountain agriculture and forests, soil protection, energy, tourism and transport.
Information on the Alpine Convention and its activities can be found on www.alpconv.org The official languages of the Alpine Convention are French, German, Italian and Slovenian. At times, English is also used for conferences, publications as well as for public relations (website, brochures, scientific reports). Exceptionally, interpretation or translation from or into other languages (e.g. Spanish) is also necessary. The official meetings of the organs of the Convention (Ministerial Conference, Permanent Committee, Compliance Committee and as appropriate Working Groups and Platforms) require simultaneous interpretation from and into the 4 languages of the Convention. Consecutive interpretation is also used on the occasion of informal meetings (such as dinners on the occasion of official meetings). For meetings of these organs, a substantial number of documents is drafted by the Permanent Secretariat or by the Contracting Parties, which require to be translated (approximately 15 meetings with interpretation per year, 800-1 000 pages to be translated per year).