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 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 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.
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 ETF was established to contribute to the development of the education and training systems of the EU partner countries. Its mission is to help transition and developing countries to harness the potential of their human capital through the reform of education, training and labour market systems in the context of the EU’s external relations policy.
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.
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 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.
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.