History

One of the recommendations of the Final Report of the Pointer Project (Proposals for an Operational Infrastructure for Terminology in Europe), published in 1996, was that a European association for terminology should be established. More than forty terminology organisations from around Europe participated in the Pointer Project, which was co-funded by the European Commission as part of the Multilingual Action Plan (MLAP) programme.

The European Association for Terminology (EAFT) was founded on 3rd October 1996, in Kolding, Denmark. The EAFT is a non-profit organisation which aims to bring together any person or organisation with an interest in terminology.

The EAFT intends to bring together all the individuals and institutions in Europe who are active in or have an interest in the discipline of terminology. In this context, "Europe" is interpreted broadly and is not limited to member states of the European Union. The EAFT plans to develop co-operation agreements which will permit other institutions, networks or associations (from Europe and elsewhere) to participate in the EAFT. Such agreements have already been established with the International Information Centre for Terminology (Infoterm), Nordterm (Nordic network for terminology), Realiter (Pan-Latin terminology network), the Réseau Lexicologie Terminologie Traduction (LTT) and the European Language Resources Association (ELRA).

Tweets

Agenda

Hungarian Congress OF Applied Linguistics
15-16 April
Budapest
Hungary

DTT – Workshop on terminology work
25-27 April
Köln
Germany

5th Plurilingualism European Conference
23-24 May
Bucharest
Romania

Conference Ass.i.term on Terminology
30–31 May
Florence
Italy
 
TOTh
4–7 June
Chambéry
France
 
Nordterm 2019
11–14 June
Copenhagen
Denmark

Lisbon School Summer in Linguistics
1-5 July
School of Social Sciences and Humanities
Universidade NOVA de Lisboa
Portugal

LSP Symposium
10-12 July
Padua
Italy

VIth T&SCIT
Terminology, Structured Communication and Information Technologies

10-11 August
Medellin
Colombia

Workshop Realiter
26-27 September
Faro
Portugal
 
Conference on terminology
Scientific, administrative and educational dimensions of terminology.
17-18 October
Institute of the Lithuanian Language
Vilnius
Lithuania