Welcome to the EAFT site!
The European Association for Terminology is a non-profit professional organisation for the terminology sector in Europe. The EAFT intends to bring together all the individuals and institutions in Europe that are active in or have an interest in the discipline of terminology.
It is designed to further multilingualism through terminology, to provide a European platform for promoting and professionalising terminological activities and improving awareness of them, and to liaise and cooperate actively with other relevant organisations, associations and institutions at all levels.
Visit our mission page to know more about EAFT goals.
The following Board was elected for the next two years at the last General Assembly. The new Board has constituted itself at its first meeting, in February 2013.
Jan Hoel, president (Language Council of Norway)
Ágóta Fóris, vice-president (University of Karoli Gaspar, Hungary)
Rosa Colomer, secretariat and treasury (TERMCAT, Catalonia, Spain)
Corina Lascu (Académie d'Études Économiques de Bucarest, Romania)
Henrik Nilsson (Terminologicentrum TNC, Sweden)
Cristophe Roche (Université de Savoie, France)
Maja Bratanic (Institute of Croatian Language and Linguistics, Croatia)
You can keep updated on EAFT activities by means of the news section or the newsletter. Both are fed by EAFT members' contributions. If you want your contribution to be published in the next issue, please contact us at term(at)eaft-aet.net.
Becoming a new member
Becoming an EAFT member makes it easier to exchange information on terminology and allows you to participate in terminological events, projects and activities. It is possible to join EAFT as an individual or as an institutional member. For consulting membership conditions and further information, please visit the registration page.
Latest news :
A new EAFT issue has been published. If you wish that your contribution should appear in the next issue, please send your reference to firstname.lastname@example.org. Remember that Newsletter’s sections are fed by EAFT members’ contributions. Your contributions can be sent in English or in French (or in both), and also in your own language.
Presentations and conclusions at the Symposium on National Languages and Terminology in higher education, sciences and technology in Athens
The presentations made at the Symposium on National Languages and Terminology in higher education, science and technology are already available. The event was organized in Athens, Greece, on 7th November 2013 by the Hellenic Society for Terminology ELETO, the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, the University of Cyprus and EAFT in the frame of the European Civil Society platform. Mrs Androulla Vassiliou, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, welcomed and encouraged the participants via a video connection. Check also the conclusions and the recommendations presented in a Final Open Debate at the end of the Symposium.
We are sorry to communicate that Rosa Colomer, EAFT secretary and EAFT ex-president, died on Tuesday, after ten months of unfair fight against cancer. Rosa was in love with the sea, especially the Minorcan one. In these moments of grief, her colleagues would like to share with you this Catalan poem: “La fruita d’or, llunyania. —Deixa enrere el record de la perduda tarda. Deixa enrere la veu de la muntanya. Navega fora port, a l’esperança. Calma, illa, veler, la fruita d’or.” Salvador Espriu Rest in peace. European terminology misses you deeply - from the EAFT Board
The presentations and photos from the terminological seminar are already available.
The EAFT General Assembly will be held on 26th September 2013 in the afternoon coinciding with the Terminological Seminar in Zagreb. Check out the agenda for the GA 2013 and the minutes of EAFT General Assembly 2012