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Number 120, January 2021


Online Board Meeting

The first Board meeting of the year took place virtually on 14th January. On the agenda was the organization of an EAFT workshop, Terms and conditions – working with terminology during a pandemic, on the occasion of the XLI symposium of VAKKI  that will be held virtually via Zoom on February 11–12, 2021! The registration form is available here!
Any comments or suggestions you would like to put forward are welcomed for next meetings. Please contact the Secretariat if you need any particular information

EAFT General Assembly (GA)

Remember that the General Assembly was also held online on 25th November 2020.

The minutes are available on the EAFT website

EAFT Summit 2021 in Dublin. Save the date!

The next EAFT Summit will be held in Dublin City University, Ireland on 25-26 November 2021. It is being jointly hosted by the Gaois research group at Fiontar & Scoil na Gaeilge and by the School of Applied Language and Intercultural Studies (SALIS).
The theme is 'Terminology in Challenging Circumstances'. Information about the theme, programme, accommodation, registration, etc. will be made available soon. If you would like to be kept informed about the Summit, please send an email to
More information will be provided here

Dictionary of Climate Emergency

The Diccionari de l'emergència climàtica ('Dictionary of Climate Emergency') gathers 230 terms related to climate change and climate transition, grouped into the following thematic areas: general concepts, causes of climate change, effects of climate change, mitigation and adaptation to climate change, and reference agreements and organisations.

Each terminological entry contains the preferred denomination in Catalan and, where appropriate, the corresponding synonyms; equivalents in Spanish, French and English; the assigned subject area; a definition in Catalan, and, in almost all entries, explanatory notes.

This work, which is the result of a TERMCAT initiative, has been produced in collaboration with the Catalan Meteorological Service and the Catalan Office for Climate Change, organisations that depend on the Government of Catalonia's Department of Territory and Sustainability. Given the current situation of climate crisis, this dictionary has been conceived as a compilation of the main terminology of the area in order to facilitate communication in Catalan and can add to the understanding and the diffusion of the most relevant concepts.

XLI International VAKKI Symposium

The XLI symposium of VAKKI  will be held virtually via Zoom on February 11–12, 2021! The symposium is arranged under the theme of Workplace Communication.

Relevant data

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the symposium organisers,

Outside the frames: New challenges in terminology work

Save the date for a terminology seminar Outside the frames: New challenges in terminology work that will be held virtually via Zoom on March 5, 2021. Invited speakers will talk about doing terminology work outside its traditional framework of specialized communities, especially work intended for the general public. The seminar is organized by the Institute of Croatian Language and Linguistics within the DIKA project (Dynamics of Specialized Knowledge Categories).
For more details on how to register for free participation, follow and @DIKAterminology on Twitter.

Terminology Work – Best Practices 2.0 

In 2020, the English version of the DTT handbook Terminologiearbeit – Best Practices 2.0 was published. The soft cover book contains 8 modules, covering principles and methods, terms, tools and technologies but also project and process management, copyright and economic aspects. There is also a special section on the professional profile, skills and training of the terminologist and arguments for building a case for terminology management. Copies can be ordered, for € 50 plus postage, from DTT (Deutscher Terminologie-Tag):


Do not hesitate to send us comments or suggestions that could draw our attention to any forthcoming event or activity. We would be pleased to include them in the next issue as well as in our agenda. Remember to send your email ( or before the 15th of the month if you want to make sure your contribution is included in that month’s newsletter.

EAFT annual member subscription for 2021

Invoices related to the EAFT annual member subscription for 2021 will be sent out in February. It is very important for the sustainability of the Association that all members pay their membership fee.
Remember that as an EAFT member, you or your institution can:
  • participate with an active role at the Summits
  • publish contributions in the Newsletter and in the EAFT twitter account
  • enjoy favourable terms and discounts at events or training courses organized by EAFT
  • get updated information about relevant events and other activities through the Newsletter
  • get EAFT support for organizing local terminology events




Master Program in Terminology

XLI symposium of VAKKI
11-12 February

Outside the frames: New challenges in terminology work
5 March

The 2nd interdisciplinary conference on National languages in academic research and higher education
7-8 October 

EAFT Summit
25-26 November
The European Association for Terminology is a non-profit professional organisation for the terminology sector in Europe. It is designed to further plurilingualism 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 relevant organisations, associations and institutions.

Do not hesitate to send us comments or suggestions that could help us accomplish our mission or that could draw our attention to any forthcoming event or activity. We would be pleased to include them in the next issue as well as in our agenda.

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