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Sign language interpreters from all around Europe gather once a year at the efsli AGM and Conference to exchange experiences, share knowledge and gain expertise.
To guarantee that European sign language interpreters also from countries with a low GDP can participate in the AGM and conference, efsli set up the efsli Special Attendance Fund (saf) in 2004. SAF changed its name to Supportive Attendance Fund at efsli AGM in Dubrovnik, 2018.
SAF provides financial support primarily to interpreters from European countries with a GDP of € 15.000 or lower. Interpreters from other European countries also are very welcome to apply for a funding. For details see the guide to application.
The Supportive Attendance Fund depends on donations.

How to apply?

You would like to apply for a funding from SAF for the efsli AGM and Conference 2020?
You will find all relevant information in
SAF application guide  and

SAF application form 2020.

Please read both application guide and application form carefully and send us your application by 20 March 2020.

SAF eligible countries

How to donate?
If you want to make a donation, you can either use the efsli PayPal account:


or donate by bank transfer to the efsli bank account:
IBAN: BE71 290015049569

Wetstraat 26/15
1040 Brussels

In both cases, please state that you are donating to SAF.

How to support SAF?

Apart from a donation, there are countless other ways to support SAF. Here are a few examples:
• organize a fundraising event like a raffle or an auction
• organize a show, lecture or sponsored walk where the fee is given to SAF
• do a collection at your associations’ annual general meeting or other type of event
• sell cakes or cookies and give the earnings to sSAF
• join the saf committee
• help us in doing translations to International Sign
• … just let your imagination fly!
For advice please contact saf@efsli.org

Why support SAF?

Still not convinced? Please have a look at the reports from people that have received a SAF funding:

The SAF reports

Who is in the SAF committee?
The efsli SAF committee consists of three interpreters from the United Kingdom and Belgium. If you would like to join the committee, please let us know. Helping hands are always welcome.

For further information on the efsli Supportive Attendance Fund, please contact: saf@efsli.org