From the http://www.programmableweb.com website:
The ASPECT Vocabulary Bank for Education (VBE) provides both a browsable and searchable web application for users to locate, view and download terminology, as well as standards-based machine to machine interfaces. The VBE provides a range of multilingual, controlled lists relevant to learning in the EU, including those that are used to validate metadata profiles and a thesaurus used to describe educational topics. The RESTful API allows users to interface with the VBE.
The EU is a group that realizes not all users speak the same language.