About IATE

IATE (= “Inter-Active Terminology for Europe”) is the EU's inter-institutional terminology database. IATE has been used in the EU institutions and agencies since summer 2004 for the collection, dissemination and shared management of EU-specific terminology. The project partners are:

The project was launched in 1999 with the objective of providing a web-based infrastructure for all EU terminology resources, enhancing the availability and standardisation of the information.

IATE incorporates all of the existing terminology databases of the EU’s translation services into a single new, highly interactive and accessible interinstitutional database. The following legacy databases have been imported into IATE, which now contains approximately 1.4 million multilingual entries:

For more information, please download the IATE brochure.


The IATE web site is administered by the Translation Centre for the Bodies of the European Union in Luxembourg on behalf of the project partners. If you have any questions or feedback concerning IATE, please contact us under iate@cdt.europa.eu