The ‘TERMINOLOGY WITHOUT BORDERS’ project of the Terminology Coordination Unit (TermCoord) reflects and supports the goal of the European Parliament’s Directorate-General for Translation (DG TRAD) to communicate with citizens in clear language.

TermCoord, together with the other EU Institutions of IATE (the multilingual database of the European legislation terminology) launched “Terminology without Borders” in collaboration with

  • EU and UN Agencies
  • International organisations

The main aim of the project is to enhance communication in a number of domains by tailoring terminology to citizens’ needs. This aim is achieved using several multilingual projects.

Each one of these multilingual projects contains terminology resources of the partners provided to the users and serving as a reference for the collaborating universities, the ongoing terminology entries and tables and related articles written by experts in each field.

The workflow consists of several stages:

  • term extraction from corpora to create projects in English as the source language
  • research by students for the equivalents in their language
  • revision carried out by the experts of the partner organisations

The outcome of the projects will also be used to enrich IATE following the required validation by terminologists of the EU institutions.

Natural science museums

As part of the Term Coord new series of projects, your Term CULT features several linguistic resources for users of culture terminology. It comprises three sections addressing different needs of the reality of culture. One of them deals with terminology extracted from...

FGM: International Day of Zero Tolerance

  FGM. Sometimes acronyms are hard to remember, but I truly believe everyone should engrave this on their mind: FGM, which stands for Female Genital Mutilation. Yes, it’s 2015 and we still have to talk about this barbarian and unacceptable practice. And as...

International Women’s Day: history, myths and traditions

March 8th is, since 1921, the day to remember the social, political and economic struggles of women all around the world. Where does this celebration come from and why is it celebrated on this day? The first Women’s Day was celebrated on February 28, 1909, in New...

The IATE Term of the week is “CEDAW – Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women”

This week we have chosen “CEDAW – Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women” since today it is the International Women’s Day. This event reminds us of the remarkable goals achieved by women in the last century and their current...

IATE Term of the Week: Beijing Declaration

Gender equality, women’s empowerment, and advancement of all women in the world — such powerful and important concepts of today. But do you know whom we should thank for the opportunity to celebrate the recent promotion of women’s rights? It is due to the Beijing...

IATE Term of the week: Gender Pay Gap (2020)

Last week, during the plenary debate on Monday 13 of January, the European Parliament called again for more action to narrow the gender pay gap. This issue was introduced in the Treaty of Rome in 1957, when the equal pay for equal work principle was voted. Although,...

The etymology of “woman” in different languages

The inspiration for this article came from a colleague and friend of mine who works at the Irish Language Unit of the European Parliament, whose obsession for etymology has soon infected me too. Starting with the Irish I set out to collect the etymologies of the word...

Interpreting in gender violence settings: the SOS-VICS project

One in three women in the European Union has suffered a form of gender-based violence (FRA 2014). The Speak for Support (SOS-VICS) project, led by the University of Vigo, Spain, was a project cofunded by DG Justice to research how to improve communication between...

IATE Term of the Week: Gender Employment Gap

One of the common values that unites the European Union is that of equal opportunities: all citizens should have the same possibility to improve their lives and participate in the labour market regardless of gender, ethnicity, religion or sexual orientation. Inspired...

IATE Term of the week: Gender Parity Index

Tomorrow (11th February) the entire world is celebrating the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. Although over the past 15 years the global community has put a special effort in inspiring and engaging women and girls in science, there is still a long way...

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