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).

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Agenda

Workshop III: Terminology Management for Translation Memories
11 Març-5 May
Online
IULATERM

Terminology- Heritage and Modernity. Postponed
9-10 May
Tbilisi
Georgia

English: The elephant in the room with terminology, translation and interpreting. Cancelled
27 June
Bangor University
Wales

International colloquium on terminology and semiotics
16-17 July
Clermont-Ferrand
France

OTTIAQ Congress
25 September
Montréal
Québec

The 2nd interdisciplinary conference on National languages in academic research and higher education
8-9 October
Tallinn
Estonia

XXX Annual Conference of the Italian Association for Terminology (Ass.I.Term)
15-16 October
Bolzano
Italy

PhraséoTerm
16-17 November
Verona
Italy

Realiter
1-2 October
Bologna
Italy

EAFT Summit
19-20 November
Dublin
Ireland