During the Venice Biennale of Architecture, the concept of the proposed EU Competition Culture Dictionary, a vocabulary to avoid misunderstandings, was discussed by Architectuur Lokaal.
The reason for compiling a glossary is that there is a lot of confusion on the terms used in international discussions. In Europe, most of the countries have to deal with the same EU law on procurement, including rules & regulations on competitions (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Norway, Kosovo and – in the near future – the United Kingdom are no EU member states). Of course this EU law is available in every EU language. Yet the interpretation of specific or ‘international’ terms is not the same in every country – and so are customs, rules and regulations
The final version of the EU Competition Culture Dictionary was presented. The purpose of this glossary is to contribute to increase accessibility to international procedures.