The Agency was established to provide the EU Member States and the Commission with technical assistance in the fields of railway safety and interoperability. This involves the development and implementation of Technical Specifications for Interoperability and a common approach to questions concerning railway safety. The Agency's ’main task is to manage the preparation of these measures. Railway vocabulary is familiar to specialised communities only and is hard to come by outside the field.
The EMCDDA was set up to provide the EU and its Member States with a factual overview of European drug problems and a solid evidence base to support the drugs debate. In 2009 the EMCDDA started work on the compilation of a major glossary, essentially with the aim of achieving consistency and an agreed common understanding of English terms, both in-house and within the National Focal Points.
Europol is the European Law Enforcement Agency which aims at improving the effectiveness and cooperation of the competent authorities in the Member States in preventing and combating terrorism, unlawful drug trafficking and other serious forms of organised crime. The Centre continued gathering and harmonising terminology for Europol, a project which was initiated in 2008. A list of English terms was sent to Europol for amendment and/or approval, which was a prerequisite for the launch of the multilingual phase.
The European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions is an EU body, one of the first to be established to work in specialised areas of EU policy. It was set up to contribute to the planning and design of better living and working conditions in Europe.
Set up in 1996 by the European Union, EU-OSHA is the main EU point of reference for health and safety at work.
The European Banking Authority (EBA) contributes to ensuring an effective and consistent level of regulation and supervision in its areas of competence, with a view to improving the functioning of the EU internal market. It promotes the stability of the financial system, the transparency of markets and financial products, and the protection of depositors and investors.
The European Maritime Safety Agency contributes to the enhancement of the overall maritime safety system in the Community. It seeks to reduce the risk of maritime accidents, marine pollution from ships and the loss of human lives at sea. Since the maritime field is very specific and technical, it was deemed necessary to launch a terminology project to prepare the ground for the translation of long Technical Overview reports.
The European Medicines Agency is a decentralised body of the European Union. Its main responsibility is the protection and promotion of public and animal health, through the evaluation and supervision of medicines for human and veterinary use. Terminology work for this agency in 2009 focused on EMA’s glossary of key terms which now contains more than 250 terms in all official EU languages.
The EIT’s mission is to grow and capitalise on the innovation capacity and capability of players in the fields of higher education, research, business and entrepreneurship from the EU and beyond through the creation of highly integrated Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs).
The European Institute for Gender Equality is an EU agency created to support the Member States and the European institutions (in particular the Commission) in their efforts to promote gender equality, fight discrimination based on sex and raise awareness of gender issues.