Frontex, the European Agency for the Management of Operational Cooperation at the External Borders, was created as a specialised and independent body tasked to coordinate the operational cooperation between Member States in the field of border security. Frontex complements and provides particular added value to the national border management systems of the Member States. The Centre’s Maltese translators have prepared a glossary of important terms extracted from Frontex documents.
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 Agency manages the registration, evaluation, authorisation and restriction processes for chemical substances to ensure consistency across the European Union. These REACH processes are designed to provide additional information on chemicals, to ensure their safe use, and to ensure competitiveness of the European chemicals industry.
The European Agency for the operational management of large-scale IT systems in the area of freedom, security and justice will manage the sharing of data on security, visa applications, and asylum seekers' and illegal immigrants’ fingerprints. The IT systems managed by this agency include the second-generation Schengen Information System (SIS II), the Visa Information System (VIS) and EURODAC. The agency will also be responsible for the management of any other IT systems which might be developed in the area of freedom, security and justice in the future.
The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) was established in 2005. It is an EU agency aimed at strengthening Europe’s defences against infectious diseases. The ECDC’s mission is to identify, assess and communicate current and emerging threats to human health posed by infectious diseases.
The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) is an advisory body of the European Union. It was established in 2007 by a legal act of the European Union. The FRA helps to ensure that fundamental rights of people living in the EU are protected. The FRA also informs people about their fundamental rights. In doing so, it helps to make fundamental rights a reality for everyone in the European Union. The FRA texts covered wide-ranging subjects. Therefore, a terminology project for FRA was launched by the terminology group.
The aim of EASO is to facilitate, coordinate and strengthen practical cooperation among Member States in the field of asylum and improve the implementation of the EU’s Common European Asylum System. Some Member States are faced with specific and disproportionate pressures on their asylum and reception systems, due in particular to their geographical or demographic situation.
The European Aviation Safety Agency is the centrepiece of the European Union’s strategy for aviation safety. Its mission is to promote the highest possible common standards of safety and environmental protection in the field of civil aviation.
A system for the protection of plant variety rights has been established by Community legislation. The system allows intellectual property rights, valid throughout the Community, to be granted for plant varieties. The Community Plant Variety Office (CPVO) implements and applies this scheme. In 2009 the Centre submitted a corpus of documents to the CPVO in order to extract the terminology, the whole project scheduled for completion in 2010.
CEPOL is an EU agency, established in 2005. CEPOL’s mission is to bring together senior police officers from police forces in Europe – essentially to support the development of a network – and encourage cross-border cooperation in the fight against crime, public security and law and order by organising training activities and research findings. The Centre has started a terminology project for CEPOL which will continue in 2010.