In September 2017 SCIT joined EMCI, an elite consortium of fifteen European master’s programmes in conference interpreting with acknowledged quality of training. On 5 and 6 September 2018 University of Ljubljana hosted the annual EMCI General Assambley meeting. As usual, special attention was paid to the quality of interpreter training and developing resourses for teachers  and students of interpretation to assist in their independent work. Jana Zidar Forte, a graduate of Ljubljana EMCI programme and a young interpreting trainer and researcher, presented her PhD thesis (already defended) on Traits of prepared oral discourse and their implication for simultaneous interpreting. Another point of interest  was the preparation of the Slovenian interpretation service for the Slovene presidency in the Counsil of the European Union next year. A presentation was made by Mrs Marjana Rupnik, Head of the Slovene Unit at the European Commission. SCIT was represented by Angelique Antonova, SCIT Deputy Director.   The following General Assembly meetings will take place in spring 2019 in Brussels and in September 2019 in Madrid. SCIT will have the honour to host the EMCI General Asembly meeting in September 2020.