Core shape file for EuVoc ontology
Shape file metadata
http://publications.europa.eu/ontology/euvoc/euvocShapes
This is the set of data shape definitions for Named Autority Lists published by MDR. This set of constraints goes way beyond any application profile and attempts to define quality cheks for production purposes.
version:
EuVoc 1.1

Access right
Shape metadata
http://publications.europa.eu/ontology/euvoc#AccessRight
The Access right NAL provides the access rights or restrictions to resources. It is designed for but not limited to DCAT descriptions of datasets.
version:
EuVoc 1.1

Activity type
Shape metadata
http://publications.europa.eu/ontology/euvoc#ActivityType
to do
version:
EuVoc 1.1

Address type
Shape metadata
http://publications.europa.eu/ontology/euvoc#AddressType
This table provides the address types as used in the EU Whoiswho.
version:
EuVoc 1.1

AssetType
Shape metadata
http://publications.europa.eu/ontology/euvoc#AssetType

Administrative territorial unit
Shape metadata
http://publications.europa.eu/ontology/euvoc#Atu

This table provides the list of the various administrative territorial units of the EU Member States.
The name of each territorial unit can be found in the "Administrative territorial unit types" (ATTY) table.
Due to the large volume of lowest level administrative units (local authority, municipality) in certain countries, these units have not yet been fully implemented.
The lists of codes represent the administrative territorial units, based on national official / legal information and the ISO 3166-2 standard. Differences can be noticed due to the rapid changes occurring in the countries.
The codes have been created, as far as possible, by integrating the code used in UNECE http://www.unece.org/cefact/locode/service/location.html
The administrative territorial units must not be confused with the Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics (NUTS). The NUTS is delineated according to the population living in the territorial unit and is used in an economical / statistical environment. More information can be found on http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/web/nuts/principles-and-characteristics
The administrative territorial units must not be confused with the jurisdiction territories designed for the competence area of Courts.
In certain countries, the subdivisions may be the same for the administrative, economical, statistical and jurisdiction units.
version:
EuVoc 1.1
Constraints on
node propoerty:
on property:
name:
sf contains
class:
on property:
name:
sf within
class:

Administrative territorial unit type
Shape metadata
http://publications.europa.eu/ontology/euvoc#AtuType

This table provides the various types of administrative territorial units within the Member States of the European Union. It is linked to the "Administrative territorial units (ATU)" table that provides the list of the subdivisions per country.
The categorization of these types is based on national official information and the Committee of the Regions of the European Union has provided the translations in all official languages of the European Union. The ISO 3166-2 standard has also been used. Where there are differences in the territorial unit types and the ISO code, the legal basis of the country concerned has taken precedence.
An administrative unit is defined for the purpose of administration with a certain degree of autonomy and is country specific. The administrative unit refers to public administration for which the administrative law is applicable.
The administrative territorial unit types must not be confused with the Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics (NUTS). The NUTS is delineated according to the population living in the territorial unit and is used in an economical / statistical environment. More information can be found on http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/web/nuts/principles-and-characteristics
The administrative territorial unit types must not be confused with the jurisdiction territories designed for the competence area of Courts.
In certain countries, the subdivisions may be the same for the administrative, economical, statistical and jurisdiction units.
version:
EuVoc 1.1

Authority type
Shape metadata
http://publications.europa.eu/ontology/euvoc#AuthorityType
to do
version:
EuVoc 1.1

Capital classification
Shape metadata
http://publications.europa.eu/ontology/euvoc#CapitalClassification
The Capital classification NAL provides possible locality statuses.
version:
EuVoc 1.1

Case report
Shape metadata
http://publications.europa.eu/ontology/euvoc#CaseReport
This table provides the different names of the case law reports of the Court of Justice.
version:
EuVoc 1.1

Case status
Shape metadata
http://publications.europa.eu/ontology/euvoc#CaseStatus
This table provides the different statuses used for a case at the Court of Justice.
version:
EuVoc 1.1

Classification of summary of legislation
Shape metadata
http://publications.europa.eu/ontology/euvoc#ClassSumLeg
This table provides the classification of summary of legislation.
version:
EuVoc 1.1

COM internal consultation type
Shape metadata
http://publications.europa.eu/ontology/euvoc#ComInternalConsultationType
version:
EuVoc 1.1

COM internal event
Shape metadata
http://publications.europa.eu/ontology/euvoc#ComInternalEvent
version:
EuVoc 1.1

COM internal procedure
Shape metadata
http://publications.europa.eu/ontology/euvoc#ComInternalProcedure
version:
EuVoc 1.1

this is the table label
Shape metadata
http://publications.europa.eu/ontology/euvoc#ConceptStatus
this is the description of the tableThis table is an internal table at the Publications Office and provides the various statuses used in a harmonized way amongst the various tables (NALs).
version:
EuVoc 1.1

Continent
Shape metadata
http://publications.europa.eu/ontology/euvoc#Continent
This table is an internal table at the Publications Office derived from the Countries table.
version:
EuVoc 1.1

Corporate body
Shape metadata
http://publications.europa.eu/ontology/euvoc#Corporate

This table provides the varying names of EU corporate bodies for a given time span. Some other corporate bodies are also included as far as they are used in the various systems in the Publications Office. They are classified accordingly in "EU" | "INT (for international)" | "Other". The traceability of the chronological modifications is ensured when possible.
<br/><br/>
For the EU Corporate bodies, the legal basis is also indicated, as far as they are known.
<br/><br/>
As the official languages have changed over the time, the translations are provided in the existing official languages for a given period. The names are provided under the labels and in a longer form (e.g. Committee of the Regions | Committee of the Regions of the European Union).
<br/><br/>
A bi-directional vertical relationship shows how the entities are connected in a parent-child relationship.
<br/><br/>
A bi-directional horizontal relationship is establish between the entities, starting at a given date and, if the case occurs, the link to the successor and the predecessor.
<br/><br/>
version:
EuVoc 1.1
Constraints on
node propoerty:
on property:
value kinds:
IRI
value kinds:
IRI
class:
on property:
name:
order
max count:
1
datatype:
on property:
name:
order method
max count:
1
datatype:
on property:
name:
protocol level
max count:
1
datatype:
on property:
severity:
name:
xl classification
min count:
1
max count:
1
value kinds:
IRI
class:
on property:
name:
xl has sub organization
on property:
severity:
name:
xl notation
min count:
1
on property:
name:
xl order
max count:
1
on property:
name:
xl protocol level
max count:
1
on property:
name:
xl sub organization of
on property:
severity:
name:
location
value kinds:
IRI
class:
on property:
name:
basis legal
datatype:
on property:
severity:
name:
corporate typology
description:
there should be at least two types: agency.type and corporate.classification
min count:
1
value kinds:
IRI

Corporate body classification
Shape metadata
http://publications.europa.eu/ontology/euvoc#CorporateBodyClassification
The Corporate body classification NAL provides types of corporate bodies.
version:
EuVoc 1.1

Correction status
Shape metadata
http://publications.europa.eu/ontology/euvoc#CorrectionStatus
The Correction status NAL provides the possible statuses of proofreading of labels and descriptions.
version:
EuVoc 1.1

Country
Shape metadata
http://publications.europa.eu/ontology/euvoc#Country

This country codes authority table is intended to provide a code <u>related</u> to the names of the countries – in a short and in a long form – in the 24 official languages of the European Union.
These codes are used for the documentary metadata and may present slight differences with those used for the production of documents at a stylistic level.
<br/><br/>
The "Authority code" relays on the ISO 3166-1/alpha-3 positions. If the ISO code doesn't exist, an alpha-numeric code is created. A traceability of this codes creation is ensured and historical relationships are also offered as from 1950 till now with the date(s) of event(s).
<br><br>
A country code comparison is provided between ISO codes, IANA codes (Internet ccTLDS – Country-code Top-level Domains), and TIR (Transport International par la Route) Vehicle system codes.
<br><br>
Codes marked in <i>italic</i> are obsolete and should not be used, excepted in the case of back-log work.<br><br>ISO 3166 is the <b>International standard for country codes</b>. The purpose of ISO 3166 is to establish <b>codes for the representation</b> of names of countries. This standard exists in three forms:
<ul>
<li>ISO 3166-1 (2006) contains a <b>two-letter</b> code which is recommended as the general purpose code, a <b>three-letter</b> code which has better mnenomic properties and a numeric-3 code which can be useful if script independence of the codes is important.</li>
<li>ISO 3166-2 (2007) gives codes for the names of the principal subdivisions (e.g provinces or states) of all countries coded in ISO 3166-1. This code is based on the two-letter code element from ISO 3166-1 followed by a separator and a further string of up to three alphanumeric characters.</li>
<li>ISO 3166-3 (1999) contains a four-letter code for those country names which have been deleted from ISO 3166-1 since its first publication in 1974. The code elements for formerly used country names have a length of four alphabetical characters (alpha-4 code elements).</li>
</ul>
The ISO 3166-1 is also used by the EU <a href="http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/cache/ITY_OFFPUB/KS-BM-04-002/EN/KS-BM-04-002-EN.PDF">Geonomenclature</a> of the Statistical Office, the <a href="http://www.unece.org/cefact/locode/">UN/LOCODE</a>, the <a href="http://www.wipo.int/portal/index.html.en">World Intellectual Property Organisation</a> (WIPO), the <a href="http://www.iaea.org/">International Atomic Energy Agency</a> (IAEA), the <a href="http://www.iana.org">Internet Assigned Authority Numbers</a> (IANA) and more <a href="http://www.iso.org/iso/country_codes/background_on_iso_3166/implementation_of_iso_3166-1.htm">other organisations</a>.
version:
EuVoc 1.1
Constraints on
node propoerty:
on property:
name:
xl order
max count:
1
on property:
name:
sf contains
description:
the containment within a continent
value kinds:
IRI
class:
on property:
name:
sf within
min count:
1
value kinds:
IRI
class:
on property:
name:
sf within
value kinds:
IRI
class:
name:
alt label
min count:
1
class:
on property:
name:
type
min count:
1
value kinds:
IRI

Court
Shape metadata
http://publications.europa.eu/ontology/euvoc#Court
version:
EuVoc 1.1

Court type
Shape metadata
http://publications.europa.eu/ontology/euvoc#CourtType
The Court type NAL provides a classification of courts.
version:
EuVoc 1.1

Currency
Shape metadata
http://publications.europa.eu/ontology/euvoc#Currency

The Currencies Named Authority List (NAL) or Common Authority Table (CAT) is a controlled vocabulary listing currencies with their authority code and labels in the 24 official languages of the EU (when available). The list is based on the ISO standard ISO 4217. This NAL is maintained by the Publications Office of the EU in its Metadata Registry (MDR).
version:
EuVoc 1.1

Data theme
Shape metadata
http://publications.europa.eu/ontology/euvoc#DataTheme
This table provides the various themes used for dataset classification. The table has been developed in the context of the revision of the DCAT-AP. The themes have been defined by the working group in charge of the revision of the DCAT-AP.
version:
EuVoc 1.1

Dataset status
Shape metadata
http://publications.europa.eu/ontology/euvoc#DatasetStatus
This table provides possible statuses for datasets. It has been developed specifically for the EU Open Data Portal.
version:
EuVoc 1.1

DatasetTheme
Shape metadata
http://publications.europa.eu/ontology/euvoc#DatasetTheme

Dataset type
Shape metadata
http://publications.europa.eu/ontology/euvoc#DatasetType
This table provides possible types for categorising a dataset. It has been developed specifically for the EU Open Data Portal.
version:
EuVoc 1.1

Dated thing
Shape metadata
http://publications.europa.eu/ontology/euvoc#DatedThing
Dated thing
version:
EuVoc 1.1
Constraints on
node propoerty:
on property:
name:
end date
max count:
1
datatype:
on property:
name:
start date
max count:
1
datatype:
on property:
on property:
name:
created
max count:
1
datatype:
on property:
name:
date accepted
max count:
1
datatype:
on property:
name:
date submitted
max count:
1
datatype:
on property:
whole node:
There is an acceptance without a submission
There is an end without beginning (endDate without startDate)

Directory of EU legal acts
Shape metadata
http://publications.europa.eu/ontology/euvoc#DirEuLegalAct
version:
EuVoc 1.1

Distribution type
Shape metadata
http://publications.europa.eu/ontology/euvoc#DistributionType
This table provides possible distribution types. It has been developed specifically for the EU Open Data Portal.
version:
EuVoc 1.1

Document status
Shape metadata
http://publications.europa.eu/ontology/euvoc#DocumentStatus
to do
version:
EuVoc 1.1

Documentation type
Shape metadata
http://publications.europa.eu/ontology/euvoc#DocumentationType
This table provides possible documentation types. It has been developed specifically for the EU Open Data Portal.
version:
EuVoc 1.1

DomainEurovoc
Shape metadata
http://publications.europa.eu/ontology/euvoc#DomainEurovoc

EU budget amount status
Shape metadata
http://publications.europa.eu/ontology/euvoc#EuBudgetAmountStatus
This table provides possible statuses for amounts in the EU budget. It has been developed specifically for the EU budget as Linked Open Data project.
version:
EuVoc 1.1

EU budget stage
Shape metadata
http://publications.europa.eu/ontology/euvoc#EuBudgetStage
This table provides possible stages of the EU budget preparatory actions and pilot projects. It has been developed specifically for the EU budget as Linked Open Data project.
version:
EuVoc 1.1

EU budget status
Shape metadata
http://publications.europa.eu/ontology/euvoc#EuBudgetStatus
This table provides possible statuses of the EU budget preparatory actions and pilot projects. It has been developed specifically for the EU budget as Linked Open Data project.
version:
EuVoc 1.1

EU programme
Shape metadata
http://publications.europa.eu/ontology/euvoc#EuProgramme
This table provides programmes financially supported by the EU. It has been developed specifically for the EU budget as Linked Open Data project. It will be completed with other programmes at a later stage.
version:
EuVoc 1.1

EuroVoc
Shape metadata
http://publications.europa.eu/ontology/euvoc#EuroVoc
EuroVoc is a multilingual, multidisciplinary thesaurus covering the activities of the EU, the European Parliament in particular. It contains terms in 23 EU languages (Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish and Swedish), plus Serbian.
version:
EuVoc 1.1

Event
Shape metadata
http://publications.europa.eu/ontology/euvoc#Event

This authority table has been set up in order to harmonize and to trace historically the various events triggered by an agent within the procedures and associated to a resource type.The various sources of information were extracted from Pegase and Prelex and provided by the "C.2.003 Gestion documentaire – Procédures législatives" section.
The approach will be the same as for other authority tables, for each concept (for each event): <ul>
<li>one PrefLabel (label), one abbreviated label</li>
<li>one OP authority code (OP-code) used for identifying the concept and used in the URI</li> </ul>Codes marked in <span style='font-style:italic;'>italic</span> are obsolete and should not be used, except in the case of back-log work.The sheet "Metadata codes and names" contains the events known to OP at the present time. New entries will be added once they will have been agreed with the IMMC members.
version:
EuVoc 1.1

EventType
Shape metadata
http://publications.europa.eu/ontology/euvoc#EventType

File type
Shape metadata
http://publications.europa.eu/ontology/euvoc#FileType
The File types NAL lists the different types of (digital) files (e.g. PDF, XML, DOC, …).
version:
EuVoc 1.1
Constraints on
node propoerty:
on property:
severity:
name:
is textual
min count:
1
max count:
1
datatype:
on property:
severity:
name:
order
min count:
1
max count:
1
datatype:
on property:
severity:
name:
xl notation
min count:
1

Formation of the Court
Shape metadata
http://publications.europa.eu/ontology/euvoc#Formjug

This table shows the composition of all three Union courts: Court of Justice, the General Court and the Civil Service Tribunal according to the case they are seized with (Articles 251, 254 and 257 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU)).
<br><br>
More detailed information can be found in the Statute of the Court of Justice of the European Union common to all three courts, as well as in the respective Rules of Procedure of these courts, available on the website of the Court of Justice of the European Union:
<ul>
<li>Statute of the Court of Justice of the European Union (1-7-2013) : <a href="http://curia.europa.eu/jcms/upload/docs/application/pdf/2012-10/staut_cons_en.pdf">http://curia.europa.eu/jcms/upload/docs/application/pdf/2012-10/staut_cons_en.pdf</a></li>
<li>Rules of Procedure of the Court of Justice (18-6-2013): <a href="http://curia.europa.eu/jcms/upload/docs/application/pdf/2012-10/rp_en.pdf">http://curia.europa.eu/jcms/upload/docs/application/pdf/2012-10/rp_en.pdf</a></li>
<li>Rules of Procedure of the General Court (1-7-2013):<a href="http://curia.europa.eu/jcms/upload/docs/application/pdf/2008-09/txt7_2008-09-25_14-08-6_431.pdf">http://curia.europa.eu/jcms/upload/docs/application/pdf/2008-09/txt7_2008-09-25_14-08-6_431.pdf</a></li>
<li>Rules of Procedure of the European Union Civil Service Tribunal (1-7-2011): <a href="http://curia.europa.eu/jcms/upload/docs/application/pdf/2010-04/rp_14_04_2010_en.pdf">http://curia.europa.eu/jcms/upload/docs/application/pdf/2010-04/rp_14_04_2010_en.pdf</a></li>
</ul>
These concepts are used for the production of reports of cases before the Court and to publish the case-law on the EUR-Lex site: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/collection/eu-law/eu-case-law.html
<br><br>
The concepts are put in alphabetical order. The columns featuring <img src="../../../../shared/img/bg.gif"> can be displayed in descending or ascending order.
<br><br>
version:
EuVoc 1.1

Frequency
Shape metadata
http://publications.europa.eu/ontology/euvoc#Frequency
This table provides the accrual periodicities in the 24 official languages of the European Union.
version:
EuVoc 1.1

Grammatical alternation
Shape metadata
http://publications.europa.eu/ontology/euvoc#GrammaticalAlternation
The Grammatical alternation NAL captures the phonological alternations based on whether the first letter of the succeeding word is a consonant or a vowel. It is used for but not limited to number forms in the Maltese language.
version:
EuVoc 1.1

Grammatical consciousness
Shape metadata
http://publications.europa.eu/ontology/euvoc#GrammaticalConsciousness
The Grammatical consciousness NAL provides the grammatical features regarding consciousness of a substantive. This NAL is designed to capture number forms variations in the Irish language.
version:
EuVoc 1.1

Grammatical gender
Shape metadata
http://publications.europa.eu/ontology/euvoc#GrammaticalGender
The Grammatical gender NAL provides the list of the grammatical genders.
version:
EuVoc 1.1

Grammatical number
Shape metadata
http://publications.europa.eu/ontology/euvoc#GrammaticalNumber
The Grammatical number NAL provides the list of the grammatical numbers.
version:
EuVoc 1.1

Honorific
Shape metadata
http://publications.europa.eu/ontology/euvoc#HonorificTitle
This table provides the honorific titles used in addressing or referring to a person as used in the EU Whoiswho.
version:
EuVoc 1.1

Human sex
Shape metadata
http://publications.europa.eu/ontology/euvoc#HumanSex
This table provides the list of human sexes.
version:
EuVoc 1.1

Label type
Shape metadata
http://publications.europa.eu/ontology/euvoc#LabelType
version:
EuVoc 1.1

Language
Shape metadata
http://publications.europa.eu/ontology/euvoc#Language

<br/> <br/>
The language code table is based on ISO 639 standard which is issued in several parts:<br/>
<ul>
<li>ISO 639-1 contains strictly two alphabetic letters, called α-2,</li>
<li>ISO 639-2/B "B" = bibliographic – α-3 is used for bibliographic purpose,</li>
<li>ISO 639-2/T "T" = terminology – α-3 is used for technical purpose,</li>
<li>ISO 639-3 α-3 covers all the languages and macro-languages of the world; the values are compliant with ISO 639-2/T.</li>
</ul>
<br/><br/>
version:
EuVoc 1.1
Constraints on
node propoerty:
on property:
name:
order
max count:
1
datatype:
on property:
name:
xl order
max count:
1
on property:
name:
type
min count:
1
max count:
1
value kinds:
IRI

Licence
Shape metadata
http://publications.europa.eu/ontology/euvoc#Licence
This table provides the European Commission Reuse Notice and a list of standard licences available internationally.
version:
EuVoc 1.1
Constraints on
node propoerty:
on property:
name:
licence version
datatype:
on property:
name:
homepage
datatype:

Licence domain
Shape metadata
http://publications.europa.eu/ontology/euvoc#LicenceDomain
The Licence domain NAL provides a list of domains covered by licences.
version:
EuVoc 1.1

Mapped thing
Shape metadata
http://publications.europa.eu/ontology/euvoc#MappedThing
Mapped thing
version:
EuVoc 1.1
Constraints on
node propoerty:
on property:
name:
xl notation
min count:
1
on property:
name:
context
min count:
1
value kinds:
IRI

Membership classification
Shape metadata
http://publications.europa.eu/ontology/euvoc#MembershipClassification
The Membership classification NAL provides a list of politico-economic units for classifying countries, localities or languages. This NAL focuses mainly on units with European relevance.
version:
EuVoc 1.1

Multilingual
Shape metadata
http://publications.europa.eu/ontology/euvoc#Multilingual

<br>The multilingual code table is based on the language authority table. It contains language combinations used for catalogue purposes. The EU publications generally use two-character codes, the first two positions of the authority code. <br>
<br>The codes and names follow their alphabetical order, so the elements of the same entry could be in different order, e.g. 2Y0 French, Spanish; FRA | SPA; fre | spa; es | fr. <br>
<br><br>
version:
EuVoc 1.1
Constraints on
node propoerty:
on property:
name:
has part
min count:
2
value kinds:
IRI
class:

Notation type
Shape metadata
http://publications.europa.eu/ontology/euvoc#NotationType
The Notation type NAL provides the list of notation types used in authority tables.
version:
EuVoc 1.1

Number
Shape metadata
http://publications.europa.eu/ontology/euvoc#Number

The Numbers Named Authority List (NAL) is a controlled vocabulary listing a set of cardinal and ordinal numbers in the 24 official languages of the EU.
The NAL is mainly used for numbering the issues.
The NAL is under governance of the Interinstitutional Metadata Maintenance Committee (IMMC) and maintained by the Publications Office of the EU.
version:
EuVoc 1.1

Number type
Shape metadata
http://publications.europa.eu/ontology/euvoc#NumberType
The Number type NAL provides the grammatical distinctions of numerals. The grammar distinguishes between cardinal and ordinal numbers.
version:
EuVoc 1.1

Organization type
Shape metadata
http://publications.europa.eu/ontology/euvoc#OrganizationType
This table provides the various types of organizations as used in the EU Whoiswho application.
version:
EuVoc 1.1
Constraints on
node propoerty:
on property:
name:
xl protocol level
description:
who is who level

Place
Shape metadata
http://publications.europa.eu/ontology/euvoc#Place
Table of places (locations), based on the UN LOCODE tables Contents: Place/Town name (+ optional translation), validity-dates, geographical information (coordinates).
version:
EuVoc 1.1
Constraints on
node propoerty:
on property:
name:
cultural city
max count:
1
datatype:
on property:
name:
sf contains
class:
on property:
name:
sf within
min count:
1