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 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.
The BEREC Office is set up to provide administrative and professional support to the BEREC, which advises the European Commission and the national regulatory authorities (NRAs), and assists the European Parliament and Council, on issues related to the application of the EU regulatory framework for electronic communications.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Set up in 1996 by the European Union, EU-OSHA is the main EU point of reference for health and safety at work.