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.
ENISA’s mission is essential for achieving a high and effective level of Network and Information Security within the European Union. Together with the EU institutions and Member States, ENISA seeks to develop a culture of Network and Information Security for the benefit of citizens, consumers, businesses and public sector organisations in the European Union.
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.
ESMA is an independent EU Authority that contributes to safeguarding the stability of the European Union's financial system. It ensures the integrity, transparency, efficiency and orderly functioning of securities markets, and enhances investor protection.
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 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.
Set up in 1996 by the European Union, EU-OSHA is the main EU point of reference for health and safety at work.
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.
Eurojust is a judicial cooperation body created to help provide safety in the field of freedom, security and justice. Eurojust was set up to assist the fight against serious crime by facilitating the optimal coordination of action for investigations and prosecutions covering the territory of more than one Member State with full respect for fundamental rights and freedoms.
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.