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


Conference on terminology
Scientific, administrative and educational dimensions of terminology
17-18 October
Institute of the Lithuanian Language
Vilnius
Lithuania

Symposium Language & the Law
Dutch Language Foundation
18 October 2019
Den Haag - Nederland

12th Conference on Hellenic Language and Terminology: Medical terminology, yesterday—today—tomorrow, ELETO
7–9 November
Athens
Greece

7th Conference on Academic Estonian
Estonian Academy of Sciences
21 November
Tallinn

ToTH Workshop: “Term Formation”
29 November
Dublin
Ireland

 

2020

 

EAFT Summit 2020
19-20 November
Dublin
Ireland