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False friends (from French into English)

youth

Young people/the young

enables/allows/makes it possible

Avoid overuse – from FR permet de

does/result in/thanks to/helps to

reinforce/strengthen

Avoid overuse – from FR renforcer

Improve/enhance/consolidate/boost/beef

up /energise/increase/tighten/revitalise/

 expand/step up/ put greater emphasis on/

focus more on

envisage

Provide for/to be possible/consider/plan/

propose/envision/identify

at regional/national level

Regionally, nationally

global

comprehensive/joint/overall/integrated

foreseen

From FR prévu

probably/slated to/planned/forecast/

meant to or for/ stipulated/scheduled/

envisaged in/set out in

actors

Stakeholders/organisations/bodies/

parties/participants/players/groups/

those involved/operators

respect

Comply with/meet

actions

Measures or action (singular)

actually

In English, this is used to soften a

contradiction - it does not mean now

indeed

In French it may be common to use the likes of ‘indeed’, ‘as a matter of fact’, ‘moreover’, these are seldom used in journalistic texts in English.

social

often means “welfare” or “social security”

exchange of experience

sharing or pooling or spreading information, skills, knowledge, know‑how, lessons learnt / information exchange or sharing / knowledge transfer

informatic(s)

IT, computer or computing (as adjective), computerised, electronic

structure

body

thematic

subject (+ noun – e.g. subject index not thematic index), subject‑related, subject‑based

to be the object or subject of

to be covered by / to be on the basis of / to be "somethinged" (e.g. “faire l'objet d'une discussion" = “to be discussed”)

harmonise

standardise (align, coordinate)

harmonised

standard(ised), uniform, common

vade mecum

handbook, manual

at regional/national etc. level

regionally, nationally, etc.

within the framework of

under / in / in the case of / in connection with / for the purposes of / as part of / within the scope of / through the medium, vehicle, platform of / by / through