About VKD

Verband der Konferenzdolmetscher, an organisation specifically for conference interpreters, is a member association of  the German Federal Association of Interpreters and Translators (BDÜ). The BDÜ is the largest professional association of interpreters and translators in Germany.

Representation of interests

The VKD represents the interests of its members before international bodies, associations and the wider public. It was founded in 2003 and currently has over 650 members in Germany and 15 other countries.

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Quality assurance

The VKD maintains high quality standards across the profession thanks to stringent admission requirements, a wide range of professional training courses, and full compliance with its Code of Professional Ethics on the part of all its members. 

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Database of members

The VKD database lists all association members with their language combinations and contact details. Users can apply a variety of filters for a quicker search. Membership is open to all qualified conference interpreters who meet the VKD's admission requirements.

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Conference Interpreters

More than 600 professional linguists for more than 30 languages


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