European Union


"Consistent, harmonised and easily accessible terminology is an extremely important stronghold for ensuring true multilingualism in the European Union and throughout the world. From EU legislation and trade to the needs and mobility of every EU citizen, terminology is the key for easy, fast and reliable communications. However, new EU member countries face the issue of terminology resource fragmentation across different institutions, inconsistency and lack of coordination in terminology development, as well as structural and technical incompatibility.

Lèxic de les Comunitats Europees

"Aquest recull posa a disposició dels usuaris més de tres-cents termes procedents del buidatge de l'apartat Comunitats Europees del tesaurus multilingüe Eurovoc, amb les denominacions en català i amb els equivalents en castellà, francès i anglès. Es tracta de denominacions referents a les institucions de la Unió Europea i la funció pública, al dret comunitari, a la construcció europea i a les finances comunitàries, que han estat revisades per un equip d'especialistes de la Secretaria per a la Unió Europea de la Generalitat de Catalunya."

"This dictionary offers more than three hundred Catalan terms coming from the “European Communities” section in the Eurovoc multilingual thesaurus, with the equivalents in Spanish, French and English. Terms refer to European Union and public service institutions, Community law, European construction and Community finances, which have been revised by a team of specialists from the EU Department in the Catalan Government."

Centro de Documentação Europeia Plano de Classificação

"Para facilitar ao utilizador o acesso ao documento e à informação nele contido é utilizado um plano de classificação que abrange 19 áreas temáticas que permite a arrumação na estante segundo um sistema de cotas baseado na mesma tabela."

"To facilitate the user access to the document and to use the information contained therein, a classification plan for 19 topics, based on the same tabular storage on the shelf after a quota system."

Corporate Body Name Authority List

The Corporate bodies name authority list (NAL) or Common Authority Table (CAT) is a controlled vocabulary listing corporate entities such as European institutions and bodies with their authority code and label(s) in the 24 official languages of the EU (when available). The list covers as well subdivisions of the different institutions such as DG's. The Corporate bodies NAL is part of the Core Metadata (CM) used in the data exchange between the institutions involved in the legal decision making process and the Publications Office of the EU.

Role Name Authority List

"The Roles name authority list (NAL) or authority table is a controlled vocabulary listing the roles relevant for the descriptive metadata used at the Publications Office and the core metadata used in the data exchange between the institutions involved in the legal decision making process. It is also used by EUR-Lex.

The table provides an authority code, the start-use date and labels in all official EU languages.

European Commission Libraries Catalogue Thesaurus

"ECLAS covers the EU's official publications as well as documents of most intergovernmental organizations, commercial, academic and government presses, and selected periodical articles of lasting interest. Material is found on European integration, the political objectives and activities of the Union institutions and material on Member States of the EU, in particular their institutional, legal and socioeconomic structures or technical material necessary to the work of the various Commission departments, ranging from legal documentation to scientific and technical research papers.

Inter-Active Terminology for Europe

"In IATE you can find EU-specific terminology and jargon, as well as terms from all sorts of areas, such as law, agriculture, information technology and many others. IATE has 8.4 million terms, including approximately 540 000 abbreviations and 130 000 phrases, and covers all 23 official EU languages.
New terms are added every day and the contents are constantly updated. IATE plays a major role in ensuring the quality of the written communication of the EU institutions and bodies."


"EuroVoc is a multilingual, multidisciplinary thesaurus covering the activities of the EU, the European Parliament in particular. It contains terms in 23 EU languages (Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish and Swedish), plus in three languages of countries which are candidates for EU accession: македонски (mk), shqip (sq) and cрпски (sr).