ARCHIDICT Partnership
The ARCHIDICT Dictionary and the Quizzes and all supplementary documents of these main outputs are the products of a European Partnership realised in the framework of the Erasmus+ Key Action 2 Strategic Partnership project scheme (2017-2020), financed by the European Commission. The full title of the ARCHIDICT project is ‘Illustrative Multilingual Dictionary for Architects, Builders and Construction Workers’ under the agreement number of 2017-1-HU01-KA202-036021.

The partnership project was coordinated by EK Association (ÉK Egyesület) in close cooperation with its national office, the Tempus Public Foundation in Hungary. The partnership consists of 8 partners from all over Europe, besides the coordinator institution they are as follows: Associazione Euphoria (Italy), Creative Learning Programmes (UK), Akademia SEK (Bulgaria), Best Cybernetics (Greece), Oporto Global University (UPT), Voluntary Labour Corps (Poland) and IELM (ES). The partnership of various profiles includes institutions active in the field of architecture and construction industry, language training and other educational institutions, an IT firm and a university. These partners formed working teams during the realisation of the project outputs, grouping as the Educational Team (Associazione Euphoria, IELM. CLP, UPT and VLC), the Architectural Team (EK Association and Akademia SEK) and the IT Team (Best Cybernetics, UPT and EK Association). Several collaborations and workshops took place within the project teams and via the cooperations of the working teams so that the planned materials could be assembled with the best achievable quality.

The ARCHIDICT Partnership started in September 2017 and it remains active to make regular corrections and updates on the materials, primarily on the content of the dictionary, the illustrations and the terms provided in 9 languages. Furthermore, the members of the consortium are looking forward to welcoming further partners who could take care of further translations and languages as part of ARCHIDICT.

During the project period the realisation of the outputs were also supported by the help of associated partners in each country of the partnership. These architectural institutions provided important feedback on the illustrations, the functions of the dictionary and the different language versions available within the dictionary.

The list of associated partners are the following:
  • FLAT-Net Line Bt. - János Laczkovics (Hungary)

Similarly to the revisions provided by the associated partners, the partnership also interviewed hundreds of people from the target group to collect their opinions about the results and their satisfaction during testing the dictionary and the quizzes.


The ARCHIDICT platform hosts all products of the partnership, which are as follows:
  • Output 1/1 - The digital multilingual dictionary of ARCHIDICT with its interactive features that allows listening to the pronounced sounds of the terms and to examine the actual spatial extent of a term as part of a more complex graphic. Link: archidict.com
  • Output 1/2 - The quizzes that can help language learners of architectural terminology test their knowledge gained through exploring the interactive online dictionary. There are 6 types of exercises available from the simpler to the more complex ones: 1) True or False 2) Multiple Choice 3) Hot Spots 4) Hot Spots with Sounds 5) Drag and Drop 6) Drag and Drop with Sounds. Link: archidict.com/quizzes
  • Output 3 - The Guide For Extending The Dictionary is a technical handbook for all those who will work on the extension and updates of the dictionary in the future. It provides step-by-step tutorials on how to manage the different aspects of the dictionary from adding terms in a selected language to the creation of newer imagemaps.
  • Output 4 - The Print-form Dictionary which is the downloadable and printable form of the multilingual dictionary allowing to explore the content in an offline way or to print the pages for personal use.

For Output 2, 3 and 4 please visit the Handbooks & Guides page: archidict.com/guides

The realisation of the project on an international level was largely helped by the transnational project meetings organised several times during the complete period of the programme. These meetings allowed the partners to make quicker decisions in many arguable questions, letting the consortium think together and solve the actual problems during meaningful debates. The meetings also provided possibilities to learn more about the culture of the host country and the institutional approaches of the hosting organisations. Learn more about the joint 5 meetings of the partnership here.

1 The Kick-off meeting of the project took place in Budapest, Hungary, hosted by EK Association between 15th-16th November 2017. Participants of the meeting were: Gabor Palotas, Mate Hidasnemeti (EK Association) Erika Nemes, Cristina Ceccarelli, Riccardo Gini (Associazione Euphoria), Cristina Sousa (UPT), Nicole Georgogianni (Best Cybernetics), Ewa Buzowa, Daniel Orlewski (VLC), Steffka Pehlivanova, Gergana Deenichina (Akademia SEK), Adam Pisula (IELM), Chrysi Koundouraki (CLP).
2 The second transnational meeting took place in Rome, Italy, hosted by Associazione Euphoria between 10th-11th May 2018. Participants of the professional event were: Gabor Palotas, Mate Hidasnemeti, Orsolya Toth (EK Association) Erika Nemes, Cristina Ceccarelli, Riccardo Gini (Associazione Euphoria), Cristina Sousa, Sonia Sobral (UPT), Nicole Georgogianni, Makis Zontos (Best Cybernetics), Daniel Orlewski, Magdalena Kwaśniewska (VLC), Steffka Pehlivanova, Gergana Deenichina (Akademia SEK), Adam Pisula (IELM), Kate Sailer, Robin Webster, Kalli Rodopoulou (CLP).
3 The third transnational project was held in Granada, Spain hosted by IELM on 8th and 9th of November 2018. Participants of the meeting were: Gabor Palotas, Mate Hidasnemeti (EK Association) Erika Nemes, Cristina Ceccarelli, Riccardo Gini (Associazione Euphoria), Cristina Sousa, Sónia Sobral (UPT), Nicole Georgogianni (Best Cybernetics), Daniel Orlewski, Magdalena Kwaśniewska (VLC), Steffka Pehlivanova, Gergana Deenichina (Akademia SEK), Adam Pisula (IELM), Chrysi Koundouraki (CLP).
4The 4th meeting was organised in Katowice, Poland, hosted by the Voluntary Labour Corps between 9th-10th May 2019. Participants of the meeting were: Gabor Palotas, Mate Hidasnemeti, Anna Palotas (EK Association) Erika Nemes, Cristina Ceccarelli, Riccardo Gini (Associazione Euphoria), Cristina Sousa, Sónia Sobral (UPT), Daniel Orlewski, Magdalena Kwaśniewska, Monika Buczek (VLC), Steffka Pehlivanova, Gergana Deenichina (Akademia SEK), Robin Webster (CLP).
5 Partners of the ARCHIDICT project met for the 5th time in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK on 7th and 8th November 2019. Participants of the professional event were: Gabor Palotas, Mate Hidasnemeti (EK Association) Erika Nemes (Associazione Euphoria), Sónia Sobral (UPT), Nicole Georgogianni (Best Cybernetics), Daniel Orlewski, Monika Buczek (VLC), Steffka Pehlivanova, Gergana Deenichina (Akademia SEK), Chrysi Koundouraki, Robin Webster (CLP).
6 The final meeting of the ARCHIDICT project was first postponed, then cancelled because of the Covid-19 pandemic. The face-to-face meeting was exchanged with multiple virtual meetings.

The ARCHIDICT Partnership planned to hold special events for showing the project outcomes for the representatives of the target group: practising architects, learners and educations of building trades and architectural studies, design and technology subjects, architectural technologists, art history in the VET sector and on university level etc. Due to the special situations arrived with the Covid-19 pandemic, these venues were organised in online form. The online lectures took place on the following dates in the partner countries.