The EMCDDA was set up to provide the EU and its Member States with a factual overview of European drug problems and a solid evidence base to support the drugs debate. In 2009 the EMCDDA started work on the compilation of a major glossary, essentially with the aim of achieving consistency and an agreed common understanding of English terms, both in-house and within the National Focal Points.
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.
MAOC (N) is a platform for combating transatlantic drug trafficking, by air and sea, to Europe and the West African Seaboard. There are seven EU Member States cooperating in the platform: France, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and the United Kingdom.