The tasks and activities of Infoterm are defined by the Infoterm General Assembly (IGA) and stipulated in the medium-term Work Programme upon approval by the Infoterm Executive Board (IEB). The primary focus has remained unchanged since 1971 (as agreed with UNESCO): fostering, promoting and coordinating cooperation among institutions, organizations and networks concerned with terminology and its manifold applications. At present, the main foci of Infoterm activities are:
The expertise, acquired over the years by Infoterm, is put into practice through:
- Consultancy services to institutions/organizations in the public domain and non-profit sector, focusing on networking as well as on institution and capacity building projects in the field of terminology and other language and content resources (incl. related standardizing activities).
- Assistance in connection with the establishment of terminology infrastructures especially in language communities where they do not yet exist in cooperation with pertinent institutions/organizations in the respective community as well as at regional and international levels.
- Joint activities with UNESCO, WHO and other international organizations mainly in connection with standardizing activities.
- Development of terminological methods in data modelling and content creation workflows with the aim to develop and enhance content interoperability. See Projects