What does the VViN do?

VViN promotes professionalisation of the interpreting and translation sector in the Netherlands. This way we can continuously improve the services provided by our members. Customers must be sure that these services meet high quality standards, and that rates and delivery terms are communicated clearly and are adhered to.

There are many ways in which we support professionalisation. These include organising workshops for members and support for conferences and other events in the interpreting and translation sector.

We also advocate quality standards in our industry. For instance, we have actively contributed to the development of European standard NEN-EN 15038 and international standard ISO 17100 for translation services. VViN is still represented in the NEN committee for interpreting and translating services so that it can keep a finger on the pulse. Certification has been a requirement for admission as a member of VViN since 2021. That means ISO 17100 for translation services and/or ISO 18841 for interpreting services.

Furthermore, we require all members to abide by a code of conduct so that customers know what they can reasonably expect.

VViN is the government’s regular interlocutor for interpreting and translation issues. For instance, VViN was closely involved with the creation of the Sworn Interpreters and Translators Act (Wet be√ędigde tolken en vertalers).

Need interpreting or translation services? Choose a VViN-registred company

An interpreting or translation company that displays the VViN logo is your guarantee of quality and reliability.

  • Each member of VViN is ISO-certified.
  • Each member of VViN abides by the VViN code of conduct.
  • You can be sure of unambiguous communication of cost and delivery time.
  • If you are not satisfied and are unable to resolve the issue with the VViN company in question, there is always the safety net of VViN’s dispute resolution procedure.

Each VViN company is different. Our members differ in terms of size and the services they offer, often having their own specialist area. They also set their own rates. What they have in common is that their working method complies with ISO standards for interpreting and translation services, that they continuously aim to achieve higher levels of professionalisation and that they abide by the VViN code of conduct.

General Terms and Conditions
VViN has drafted a set of General Terms and Conditions that iss members are free to adopt. These Terms and Conditions have been filed with the Chamber of Commerce in Utrecht, no. 40482690.

Many VViN members apply these terms and conditions, but they do not necessarily fit the specific services provided by individual companies, so some members opt to have their own T&C.
Ask about this when you approach an individual company.

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