IATE – the EU’s interinstitutional terminology database

Interactive terminology for Europe
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IATE, the EU’s interinstitutional terminology database was developed in the early 2000s. The database is managed by the IATE Management Group with representatives from the following institutions:

  • European Parliament
  • European Commission
  • Council of the European Union
  • European Court of Justice
  • European Court of Auditors
  • European Economic and Social Committee
  • Committee of the Regions
  • Translation Centre for the Bodies of the European Union
  • European Central Bank
  • European Investment Bank

The IATE Management Group meets several times a year; in these meetings the European Parliament is represented by TermCoord. Despite its continuous development and maintenance ever since, due to technological evolution and changes in institutional terminology work, the need for a new, upgraded IATE has become clear.

IATE’s language-specific annexes

Here you will find IATE’s language-specific annexes with information on how to compile terminological entries according to IATE guidelines. Check the annex of your working languages to use it on your terminology work.

IATE brochures

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Watch a tutorial to guide you through IATE

The development of IATE 2 started in 2016 and a brand-new version of IATE has been launched on Monday 12 November 2018. Access the press release here. The new version officially presented on the 5th December 2018.

Photo gallery

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Check out a selection of tweets from the launch event: Twitter Moments.

With 50 million queries per year, it is a highly popular tool for anyone looking for accurate terminology. It contains over 8 million terms in the 24 official EU languages and in a wide variety of subject areas.

Check the presentation and watch the video to find out more!

Video created by Translation Centre for the Bodies of the European Union (CdT), IATE tool manager.