Public authorities

Found 134 public authorities

Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators Also called ACER. ACER helps ensure the single European market in gas and electricity functions properly. It assists national regulatory authorities in performing their...
1 request made.
Added on .
Agriculture and Rural Development Also called DG AGRI. The mission of the Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development is to promote the sustainable development of Europe's agriculture and to e...
66 requests made.
Added on .
Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications Also called BEREC. The Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC) was established by Regulation (EC) No 1211/2009 of the European Parliament and of...
2 requests made.
Added on .
Budget Also called DG BUDG. The task of the Directorate-General for Budget is to secure from the budgetary authority - the European Parliament and the Council of Ministers - the r...
36 requests made.
Added on .
Central Library The Commission's central library was established in 1958 when the EU institutions were founded. Its collections provide both a historical and contempor...
7 requests made.
Added on .
Climate Action Also called DG CLIMA. The Directorate-General for Climate Action was established in February 2010, climate change being previously included in the remit of DG Environment of...
47 requests made.
Added on .
Committee of the Regions Also called CoR. The Committee of the Regions is an advisory body representing local and regional authorities in the European Union.
14 requests made.
Added on .
Communication Also called DG COMM. DG Communication is in charge of informing and communicating about the policies of the European Union with the public at large. It works through the me...
19 requests made.
Added on .
Communications Networks, Content and Technology Also called DG CNECT. The Directorate General contributes to EU goals in the Digital Age: human advancement, fairness, jobs and growth. We seek to foster innovation, creativ...
66 requests made.
Added on .
Community Plant Variety Office Also called CPVO. Council Regulation (EC) No 2100/94 of 27 July 1994, established a system of Community plant variety rights as the sole and exclusive form of Community...
0 requests made.
Added on .
Competition Also called DG COMP. The European Commission, together with the national competition authorities, directly enforces EU competition rules, Articles 101-109 of the Treaty on...
64 requests made.
Added on .
Computer Emergency Response Team Also called CERT. After a pilot phase of one year and a successful assessment by its constituency and its peers, the EU Institutions have decided to set up a permanent C...
1 request made.
Added on .
Consumers, Health and Food Executive Agency Also called CHAFEA. The Consumers, Health and Food Executive Agency (CHAFEA) is a successor to the Executive Agency for Health and Consumers (EAHC), set up by the European...
17 requests made.
Added on .
Council of the EU The Council of the EU is the institution representing the member states' governments. Also informally known as the EU Council, it is where national min...
199 requests made.
Added on .
Economic and Financial Affairs Also called DG ECFIN. The Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs (DG ECFIN) reports to the Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Cust...
48 requests made.
Added on .
Education and Culture Also called DG EAC. The Directorate General for Education and Culture (DG EAC) is the executive branch of the European Union responsible for policy on education, culture,...
34 requests made.
Added on .
Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency Also called EACEA. The Executive Agency Education, Audiovisual and Culture (EACEA), located in Brussels, has been operational since 1st January 2006. Its mission is to im...
3 requests made.
Added on .
Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion Also called DG EMPL. EU employment and social policies bring practical benefits to citizens, for example, in finding a job, moving to another Member State for work or other...
51 requests made.
Added on .
Energy Also called DG ENER. Energy policy directly affects everyone in Europe. Whatever age we are, and whatever activities we undertake, energy plays a fundamental role in today’...
78 requests made.
Added on .
Environment Also called DG ENV. Commonly referred to as DG Environment, the objective of the Directorate-General is to protect, preserve and improve the environment for present and fu...
82 requests made.
Added on .
EURATOM Supply Agency Also called ESA. ESA focuses on enhancing the security of supply of users located in the European Union and shares responsibility for the viability of the EU nuclear in...
2 requests made.
Added on .
European Agency for Safety and Health at Work Also called EU-OSHA. The Agency acts as a catalyst for developing, analysing and disseminating information that improves occupational safety and health in Europe. as well a...
1 request made.
Added on .
European Agency for the Management of Operational Cooperation at the External Borders Also called FRONTEX. FRONTEX coordinates operational cooperation between Member States in the field of management of external borders; assists Member States in the training...
43 requests made.
Added on .
European Agency for the operational management of large-scale IT systems in the area of freedom, security and justice Also called EULISA. The Agency strives to support and facilitate European policies in the area of justice, security and freedom. It pro-actively supports and promot...
2 requests made.
Added on .
European Anti-Fraud Office Also called OLAF. The mission of the European Anti-Fraud Office is threefold: it protects the financial interests of the European Union (EU) by investigating fraud, corr...
47 requests made.
Added on .
European Asylum Support Office Also called EASO. EASO is an agency of the European Union that plays a key role in the concrete development of the Common European Asylum System. It was established with...
5 requests made.
Added on .
European Aviation Safety Agency Also called EASA. The European Aviation Safety Agency is an agency of the European Union which has been given specific regulatory and executive tasks in the field of avi...
20 requests made.
Added on .
European Banking Authority Also called EBA. The European Banking Authority (EBA) is an independent EU Authority which works to ensure effective and consistent prudential regulation and supervisio...
7 requests made.
Added on .
European Central Bank Also called ECB. The ECB is the central bank for Europe's single currency, the euro. The ECB’s main task is to maintain the euro's purchasing power and thus price stabi...
77 requests made.
Added on .
European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control Also called ECDC. Its mission is to help strengthen Europe’s defences against infectious diseases, such as influenza, SARS and HIV/AIDS. It has a small core staff but an...
7 requests made.
Added on .
European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training Also called CEDEFOP. Cedefop works closely with the Commission, national governments, employer & trade union representatives, researchers and practitioners – providing up-t...
1 request made.
Added on .
European Chemicals Agency Also called ECHA. ECHA is at the core of implementing the EU’s groundbreaking chemicals legislation for the benefit of human health and the environment, innovation and c...
8 requests made.
Added on .
European Commission Data Protection Officer The Data Protection Officer is required to keep a register of all the processing operations on personal data carried out by the Institution which has a...
7 requests made.
Added on .
European Council The European Council defines the general political direction and priorities of the European Union. With the entry into force of the Treaty of Lisbon on...
82 requests made.
Added on .
European Court of Auditors The European Court of Auditors audits EU finances. Its role is to improve EU financial management and report on the use of public funds. It was set up...
32 requests made.
Added on .
European Court of Justice Also called ECJ. The Court of Justice of the European Union is the judicial institution of the European Union and of the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom). It...
64 requests made.
Added on .
European Data Protection Supervisor Also called EDPS. The EDPS' general objective is to ensure that the European institutions and bodies respect the right to privacy when they process personal data and dev...
29 requests made.
Added on .
European Defence Agency Also called EDA. The European Defence Agency was established to: improve the EU's defence capabilities especially in the field of crisis management; promote EU armamen...
13 requests made.
Added on .
European Economic and Social Committee Also called EESC. Committed to European integration, the EESC contributes to strengthening the democratic legitimacy and effectiveness of the European Union by enabling...
12 requests made.
Added on .
European Environment Agency Also called EEA. We provide independent information on the environment, to feed into EU and national policymaking.
14 requests made.
Added on .
European External Action Service Also called EEAS. The EEAS is the European Union's diplomatic service. It helps the EU's foreign affairs chief – the High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security...
99 requests made.
Added on .
European Fisheries Control Agency Also called EFCA. The European Fisheries Control Agency, based in Vigo, Spain, was set up to promote the highest common standards for control, inspection and surveillanc...
3 requests made.
Added on .
European Food Safety Authority Also called EFSA. The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) was created as part of a comprehensive programme to improve EU food safety, ensure a high level of consumer p...
13 requests made.
Added on .
European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions Also called EUROFOUND. The Foundation is a European Union body set up in 1975 to contribute to the planning and establishment of better living and working conditions in Europ...
0 requests made.
Added on .
European GNSS Agency Also called GSA. This body, established in 2004, manages a range of activities relating to Europe's satellite positioning and navigation programmes (including Galileo a...
1 request made.
Added on .
European Institute for Gender Equality Also called EIGE. The European Institute for Gender Equality is a European agency supporting the work of EU governments and EU institutions (especially the Commission) i...
4 requests made.
Added on .
European Institute of Innovation and Technology Also called EIT. EIT enhances Europe’s ability to innovate by nurturing entrepreneurial talent and supporting new ideas.
1 request made.
Added on .
European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority Also called EIOPA. EIOPA's core responsibilities are to support the stability of the financial system, transparency of markets and financial products as well as the prote...
3 requests made.
Added on .
European Investment Bank Also called EIB. The EIB is the European Union's bank. We are the only bank owned by and representing the interests of the European Union Member States. We work closely...
8 requests made.
Added on .
European Joint Undertaking for ITER and the Development of Fusion Energy Also called F4E. Fusion for Energy (F4E) was established in April 2007 for a period of 35 years. It primarily manages Europe’s contribution to ITER, the international f...
2 requests made.
Added on .
European Maritime Safety Agency Also called EMSA. EMSA provides technical assistance and support to the EU and member countries in developing and implementing EU laws on maritime safety, pollution from...
2 requests made.
Added on .
European Medicines Agency Also called EMA. SINCE AUGUST 2014, THE EMA HAS MADE IT (ALMOST) IMPOSSIBLE TO SEND REQUESTS FOR ACCESS TO EU DOCUMENTS DIRECTLY VIA ASKTHEEU.ORG. IF YOU WOULD LIKE...
25 requests made.
Added on .
European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction Also called EMCDDA. The European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) is the hub of drug-related information in the European Union. Its role is to gathe...
3 requests made.
Added on .
European Network and Information Security Agency Also called ENISA. ENISA’s role is to ensure the high level of network and information security necessary in the EU by: giving expert advice on network and information se...
1 request made.
Added on .
European Ombudsman The European Ombudsman investigates complaints about maladministration in the institutions and bodies of the European Union.
49 requests made.
Added on .
European Parliament The European Parliament is the only directly-elected body of the European Union and is made up of 751 MEPs. The Parliament holds legislative documents,...
278 requests made.
Added on .
European Personnel Selection Office Also called EPSO. EPSO is responsible for selecting staff to work for the Institutions and Agencies of the European Union including the European Parliament, the Council,...
9 requests made.
Added on .
European Police College Also called CEPOL. CEPOL - European Police College brings together senior police officers across Europe with the aim to encourage cross-border cooperation in the fight ag...
5 requests made.
Added on .
European Police Office Also called EUROPOL. Europol is the European Union law enforcement agency that handles the exchange and analysis of criminal intelligence. Its mission is to improve the eff...
26 requests made.
Added on .
European Political Strategy Centre Also called EPSC. The Centre, led by Ann Mettler, will provide professional and targeted advice to the President through 6 teams of specialists: an Economic Team, a Soci...
4 requests made.
Added on .
European Research Council Executive Agency Also called ERCEA. Its main aim is to stimulate scientific excellence in Europe by supporting and encouraging the very best, truly creative scientists, scholars and engin...
4 requests made.
Added on .
European School of Administration The core mission of the European School of Administration is to provide training and development opportunities to the following groups of staff in the...
0 requests made.
Added on .
European Securities and Markets Authority Also called ESMA. ESMA fosters supervisory convergence both amongst securities regulators, and across financial sectors by working closely with the other European Superv...
10 requests made.
Added on .
European Systemic Risk Board Also called ESRB. The ESRB is part of the European System of Financial Supervision (ESFS), the purpose of which is to ensure supervision of the Union’s financial system.
2 requests made.
Added on .
European Training Foundation Also called ETF. The European Training Foundation (ETF) helps its partner countries modernise their education and training systems to give their people the knowledge, s...
0 requests made.
Added on .
European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights Also called FRA. The Agency’s goal is to provide relevant institutions and authorities of the Community and its Member States with assistance and expertise on fundament...
38 requests made.
Added on .
European Union Agency for Railways Also called ERA. Based in France, the ERA is helping to integrate European railway systems by making trains safer and able to cross national borders without stopping. F...
5 requests made.
Added on .
European Union Institute for Security Studies Also called EUISS. The EUISS is the EU’s foreign policy think tank. It was set up in 2002 under the Union's common foreign and security policy (CFSP) to promote a common...
1 request made.
Added on .
European Union Satellite Centre Also called EUSC. It is an Agency of the Council of the European Union dedicated to the exploitation and production of information deriving from the analysis of earth ob...
6 requests made.
Added on .
Eurostat Also called DG ESTAT. Eurostat is the statistical office of the European Union situated in Luxembourg. Its task is to provide the European Union with statistics at European...
28 requests made.
Added on .
Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized enterprises Also called EASME. The EASME replaces the EACI (Executive Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation) that managed Enterprise Europe Network, Intelligent Energy – Europe,...
2 requests made.
Added on .
Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union Also called DG FISMA. DG FISMA is responsible for initiating and implementing policy in the area of Banking and Finance. Former Internal Market and Services (DG MARKT).
45 requests made.
Added on .
Health and Food Safety Also called DG SANTE. Our goals: To make Europe a healthier, safer place, where consumers can be confident that their interests are protected. Former DG SANCO. A zero-risk...
87 requests made.
Added on .
Historical archives Our service, created in 1983, conserves, manages and makes available for further use the Commission historical archives.
3 requests made.
Added on .
Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Also called DG ECHO. The European Commission's Humanitarian aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO) aims to save and preserve life, prevent and alleviate human suffering...
10 requests made.
Added on .
Human Resources and Security Also called DG HR. The essential mission of our Directorate-General is to ensure the Commission runs smoothly by laying down its policies on human resources and security.
125 requests made.
Added on .
Informatics Also called DG DIGIT. DIGIT's vision is to take on and drive forward the digital leadership role within the Commission. DIGIT must develop and lead the digital transformatio...
18 requests made.
Added on .
Information Society and Media (INFSO) Also called DG INFSO. The Directorate General for the Information Society and Media works to achieve a digital single market, encourage ICT investment and access throughout...
6 requests made.
Added on .
Defunct.
Infrastructures and Logistics - Brussels Also called OIB. OIB's aim is to ensure a functional, safe and comfortable workplace for all those working for the Commission, and to provide good quality support and w...
0 requests made.
Added on .
Infrastructures and Logistics - Luxembourg Also called OIL. OIL is responsible for the following services for all Commission departments in Luxembourg: The housing of staff, the provision and management of socia...
0 requests made.
Added on .
Innovation & Networks Executive Agency Also called INEA. INEA manages infrastructure and research projects in the fields of transport, energy and telecommunications. Formerly Trans-European Transport Network...
2 requests made.
Added on .
Internal Audit Service Also called IAS. The Internal Audit Service is a core part of the internal audit system for the European Commission and EU agencies. Our mission is to provide independe...
10 requests made.
Added on .
Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs Also called DG GROW. The Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROWTH) is the European Commission service responsible for: Comple...
115 requests made.
Added on .
International Cooperation and Development Also called DG DEVCO. The Commission's Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development (DG DEVCO) is responsible for designing European international coope...
41 requests made.
Added on .
Interpretation Also called DG SCIC. The Directorate General for Interpretation (DG Interpretation – also known as SCIC) is the European Commission’s interpreting service and conference or...
3 requests made.
Added on .
Joint Research Centre Also called DG JRC. The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission's in-house science service which employs scientists to carry out research in order to provid...
23 requests made.
Added on .
Justice and Consumers Also called DG JUST. The Directorate-General consists of five directorates - Civil Justice, Criminal Justice, Fundamental Rights and Union Citizenship, Equality and Consume...
115 requests made.
Added on .
Legal Service Also called SJ. The role of the Legal Service is twofold: to provide legal advice to the Commission and its services, and to represent the Commission in all court case...
21 requests made.
Added on .
Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Also called DG MARE. The Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (also known in short as DG MARE) is the Commission department responsible for the implementa...
26 requests made.
Added on .
Migration and Home Affairs Also called DG HOME. As part of the European Commission, Directorate-General (DG) Migration and Home Affairs prepares EU-level rules in these policy areas and watches over...
73 requests made.
Added on .
Mobility and Transport Also called DG MOVE. The aim of the Commission is to promote a mobility that is efficient, safe, secure and environmentally friendly and to create the conditions for a comp...
36 requests made.
Added on .
Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations Also called DG NEAR. The mission of the Directorate General for Enlargement is to: manage the process whereby countries join the European Union, under the guidance of the...
39 requests made.
Added on .
Office For Administration And Payment Of Individual Entitlements Also called PMO. The PMO administers, calculates and pays the financial entitlements of the staff of the European Commission and certain other Community institutions an...
0 requests made.
Added on .
Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market Also called OHIM. The OHIM is the official authority carrying out the procedures for the Community trade marks since 1996 and for the Community registered design from 20...
6 requests made.
Added on .
Office for Official Publications of the European Communities Also called OOPEC. The Publications Office of the European Union (Publications Office) is an interinstitutional office whose task is to publish the publications of the in...
0 requests made.
Added on .
Permanent Representation of Austria to the EU Permanent Representatives of Member States to the EU are national officials which work on EU matters and are based in Brussels, but which would technic...
3 requests made.
Added on .
Permanent Representation of Belgium to the EU Permanent Representatives of Member States to the EU are national officials which work on EU matters and are based in Brussels, but which would technic...
5 requests made.
Added on .
Permanent Representation of Bulgaria to the EU Permanent Representatives of Member States to the EU are national officials which work on EU matters and are based in Brussels, but which would technic...
1 request made.
Added on .
Permanent Representation of Croatia to the EU 0 requests made.
Added on .
Permanent Representation of Cyprus to the EU Permanent Representatives of Member States to the EU are national officials which work on EU matters and are based in Brussels, but which would technic...
2 requests made.
Added on .

Can't find the one you want?