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 European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) supports the stability of the financial system, transparency of markets and financial products. The EIOPA also ensures the protection of insurance policyholders, pension scheme members and beneficiaries.
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.
EFSA was set up in January 2002 as part of a comprehensive programme to improve EU food safety, ensure a high level of consumer protection and restore and maintain confidence in the EU food supply. The Centre and EFSA’s internal experts/proofreaders carried out a joint project ‘EFSA Terminology Watch’, the aim of which was to expand the existing glossaries of EFSA key terms, have them validated by the Agency and import them into IATE. EFSA independently continues to collect new terms for insertion into IATE through daily proofreading and processing of translations from the Centre.
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 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 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 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 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 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.