WS 75 - Terminology Policy to suport generic applications of Management Systems with focus on small Organizations and in a Multilingual Environment (PROMISLingua) 

CEN has recently established a new Workshop on Terminology Policy to Support Generic Applications of Management Systems with focus on smaller Organizations in a multilingual environment.

The workshop aims at developping a CEN Workshop Agreement(CWA) integrating the results of the CIP-PSP research project PROMISLingua (Performance Operational and Multilingual Interactive Services to support Compliance for SMEs in Europe) and to explain the methodology of the project for ease of application of management systems in smaller organizations. The target stakeholders are Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) that are seeking compliance with standards and regulations related to environmental, quality performance, health&safety and other regulatory issues at local, national and international levels. Currently, SMEs cannot afford appropriate personnel and financial resources to cope efficiently with these demands and they need tailored business services to help them overcome the challenging requirements of effectively and safely operating their on-going activities.

The research project PROMISLingua aims at facilitating SMEs’ access to tailored information and advice on legislation, implementation of standards and the integrated application of management systems. This project envisages translating, localising and rolling out the existing PROMIS online service in order to deliver a cost-efficient and easy-to-use Internet-based service at the service of SMEs in Europe.

The CEN Workshop Agreement, based on PROMISLingua project, will provide additional guidance on the systematic and structured use of terms and definitions implicitly or explicitly specified, both established or emerging, in various standards and regulations embedded in a multilingual environment. The most important outcome of covered by this reference document is a stable terminology system that presents and applies vocabularies references for terminology management and workflow with a methodology to organize a translation service for terms and definitions.

CEN Workshop status

Business Plan

CEN Workshop Agreement


Workshop's officers

Workshop chairman
Dr. Caterina Berbenni-Rehm
Chief Executive Officer
Workshop secretariat
Annette Altenpohl