About the project

The Challenge

The ever-increasing geographical mobility within Europe confronts employers and contractors with a new challenge: higher safety risks on the workfloor, due to the language gap between workers from different nationalities. CONTRACTERANTO helps to bridge that safety gap!


The Answer

CONTRACTERANTO is an online lexicon of work related terminology:



  • all sectors of industry
  • all high-risk functions
  • all safety-related subjects


  • multilingual
  • multimedial


Target Groups

Companies and their prevention departments who work a lot with nonnative speaking operational workers for short periods. They need to give appropriate safety instructions, regulations, etc… in a foreign language.

Contractors who put more and more non native language speaking workers into the different sectors.

The non native speakers themselves, who work abroad for contractors on short term for a certain project.


Current Project Scope

4 sectors:
  • construction
  • human health and care activities
  • metal sector
  • the chemical sector
7 languages:
  • Turkish
  • Bulgarian
  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

CONTRACTERANTO is a 2-year project as part of the Lifelong Learning programme (2011-2013).
This project is financed with the aid of the European Commission. Responsibility for this publication rests solely with the author; the Commission cannot be held liable for the use of the information contained therein.










CONTRACTERANTO is expandable to other sectors and can easily be localised into other languages.

Interested ? Please get in touch !


Kristien De Ro (APDEU)
+32 473 642 058