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It's been years since the crisis started ,and it was reported to finish within a few years. Many signs haven shown in various industries, though many still prospered.

Is there any report/statistics on the effect of crisis imposed on CI profession? How is the larger picture of the future of this profession, optimstic or pessimistic?

Thanks for your attention. :)

asked 15 Sep '13, 08:34

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Paris Si de ...

No fixed figures but...

The European Parliament cut freelance recruitment by 20% in 2012 (in order to save 10% on the total interpreting budget).

The European Commission announced freelance recruitment was down 15% for the first quarter of 2013 before the summer.

The Council of Europe, NATO and the European Space Agency (which negotiate Agreements with AIIC together as the Coordinated Institutions) are looking to significantly cut interpreter fees in the negotiations currently underway.

And that's just the institutions. I would imagine others can give you information about the impact on the private market.

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answered 15 Sep '13, 08:59

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Hi, Andy:

thanks a lot for your strong support, and your statistics is quite helpful, thanks again.

Best regards Paris

(15 Sep '13, 09:16) Paris Si de ...

AIIC undertakes regular workload surveys of members to collect the raw material needed to create a portrait of our profession. Here is the last one (2005-2010). The next one will be published in autumn 2013:

AIIC Statshots Numbers worth a thousand words

"Since 2006, workload in the overall market seems on a downturn trend..."

It's important to know that 50 % of respondents have also other gainful employment. This helps to compensate for the fluctuations on the market.

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answered 16 Sep '13, 04:11

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