EuroVoc is a multilingual, multidisciplinary thesaurus covering the activities of the EU, the European Parliament in particular. It contains terms in 22 EU languages (Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish and Swedish), plus Croatian and Serbian.
EuroVoc users include the European Parliament, the Publications Office, national and regional parliaments in Europe, plus national governments and private users around the world.
EuroVoc was originally built up specifically for processing the documentary information of the EU institutions.
It is a multidisciplinary thesaurus covering fields which are sufficiently wide-ranging to encompass both EU and national points of view, with a certain emphasis on parliamentary activities. EuroVoc is a controlled vocabulary set which can be used outside the EU institutions, particularly by parliaments.
The aim of the thesaurus is to provide information management and dissemination services with a coherent indexing tool to effectively manage their documentary resources and to enable users to carry out documentary searches using controlled vocabulary.