Public authorities

Found 139 public authorities

Also called ACER. ACER helps ensure the single European market in gas and electricity functions properly. It assists national regulatory authorities in performing their...
3 requests.
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...
98 requests.
Also called A29WP. Please note that the Article 29 Working Party ceased to exist as of 25 May 2018. The Working Party was set up to achieve several primary objectives:...
3 requests.
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...
11 requests.
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...
51 requests.
The Commission's central library was established in 1958 when the EU institutions were founded. Its collections provide both a historical and contempor...
8 requests.
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...
117 requests.
Also called CoR. The Committee of the Regions is an advisory body representing local and regional authorities in the European Union.
23 requests.
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...
41 requests.
Also called DG CNECT. The Directorate General is the Commission department responsible to develop a digital single market to generate smart, sustainable and inclusive growth...
127 requests.
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...
4 requests.
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...
112 requests.
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...
2 requests.
Also called CHAFEA. The Consumers, Health and Food Executive Agency’s mission is to provide high-quality support to their beneficiaries and stakeholders and to ensure that...
26 requests.
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...
359 requests.
Also called CJEU. 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...
117 requests.
Also called DG REGIO. The Directorate General carries out the Commissions’ regional policy where people in EU regions and cities can realise their full potential. DG-REGIO u...
64 requests.
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...
77 requests.
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,...
54 requests.
Also called EACEA. The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency manages funding for education, culture, audiovisual, sport, citizenship and volunteering. The m...
9 requests.
Also called ESCEL JU. ECSEL is a public-private partnership for electronic components and systems. It manages a research and innovation programme for the development of a s...
2 requests.
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...
70 requests.
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’...
159 requests.
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...
155 requests.
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...
7 requests.
Also called EU-OSHA. The Agency works to make European workplaces safer, healthier and more productive – for the benefit of business, employees and governments. This is ach...
3 requests.
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...
9 requests.
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...
65 requests.
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...
17 requests.
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...
40 requests.
Also called EBA. The European Banking Authority (EBA) is an independent EU Authority which works to ensure effective and consistent prudential regulation and supervisio...
21 requests.
Also called FRONTEX. FRONTEX coordinates the operational cooperation between Member States in the field of management of external borders; assists Member States in the trai...
182 requests.
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...
107 requests.
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...
26 requests.
Also called CEDEFOP. Cedefop works closely with the Commission, national governments, employer & trade union representatives, researchers and practitioners – providing up-t...
4 requests.
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...
29 requests.
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...
12 requests.
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...
135 requests.
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...
49 requests.
Also called EDPB. The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) is an independent European body which contributes to the consistent application of data protection rules thro...
8 requests.
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...
40 requests.
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...
36 requests.
Also called EESC. Committed to European integration, the EESC contributes to strengthening the democratic legitimacy and effectiveness of the European Union by enabling...
31 requests.
Also called EEA. We provide independent information on the environment, to feed into EU and national policymaking.
27 requests.
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...
198 requests.
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...
10 requests.
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...
38 requests.
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...
3 requests.
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...
5 requests.
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...
9 requests.
Also called EIT. EIT enhances Europe’s ability to innovate by nurturing entrepreneurial talent and supporting new ideas to increase Europe’s competitiveness, sustainabl...
6 requests.
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...
9 requests.
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...
26 requests.
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...
7 requests.
Also called EMA. Unfortunately, during the past few years it has become almost impossible to file an access to documents request to the European Medicines Agency via th...
34 requests.
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...
10 requests.
The European Ombudsman investigates complaints about maladministration in the institutions and bodies of the European Union.
54 requests.
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,...
498 requests.
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,...
14 requests.
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...
50 requests.
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...
8 requests.
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...
12 requests.
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.
Also called ESMA. ESMA fosters supervisory convergence both amongst securities regulators, and across financial sectors by working closely with the other European Superv...
24 requests.
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.
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...
5 requests.
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...
6 requests.
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...
47 requests.
Also called CEPOL. The CEPOL Agency works to make Europe a safer place aiming to be the centre of European Law enforcement training and learning. This is done by bringing...
8 requests.
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...
8 requests.
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...
5 requests.
Also called EUIPO. EUIPO is the European Union Intellectual Property Office responsible for managing the EU trade mark and the registered Community design. We also work w...
10 requests.
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...
9 requests.
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...
45 requests.
Also called EASME. The EASME replaces the EACI (Executive Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation) that managed Enterprise Europe Network, Intelligent Energy – Europe,...
7 requests.
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).
82 requests.
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...
5 requests.
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...
147 requests.
Our service, created in 1983, conserves, manages and makes available for further use the Commission historical archives.
6 requests.
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...
22 requests.
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.
156 requests.
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...
29 requests.
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...
Defunct.
6 requests.
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.
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.
Also called INEA. INEA manages infrastructure and research projects in the fields of transport, energy and telecommunications. Formerly Trans-European Transport Network...
34 requests.
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...
12 requests.
Also called DG GROW. The Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROWTH) is the European Commission service responsible for: Comple...
227 requests.
Also called DG DEVCO. The Commission's Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development (DG DEVCO) is responsible for designing European international coope...
84 requests.
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...
5 requests.
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...
39 requests.
Also called DG JUST. The Directorate-General consists of five directorates - Civil Justice, Criminal Justice, Fundamental Rights and Union Citizenship, Equality and Consume...
176 requests.
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...
76 requests.
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...
59 requests.
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...
153 requests.
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...
71 requests.
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...
66 requests.
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...
6 requests.
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.
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...
8 requests.

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