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.
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 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.
The European Fisheries Control Agency (EFCA) is an EU body established in 2005 to organise operational coordination of fisheries control and inspection activities by the Member States and to assist them to cooperate in order to comply with the rules of the Common Fisheries Policy in order to ensure its effective and uniform application.
The European Defence Agency has been created to help EU Member States develop their defence capabilities for crisis-management operations under the European Security and Defence Policy.
The EEA is an EU agency. Its task is to provide sound, independent information on the environment. The EEA is a major information source for those involved in developing, adopting, implementing and evaluating environmental policy, as well as the general public.