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...
5 requests.
Also called DG AGRI. This Commission department is responsible for EU policy on agriculture and rural development and deals with all aspects of the common agricultural poli...
103 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. BEREC contributes to the development and better functioning of the internal market for electronic communications networks and services. It does so, by...
11 requests.
Also called DG BUDG. This Commission department is responsible for managing the budget of the European Union. This includes proposing and implementing the financial framewo...
53 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 (DG CLIMA) leads the European Commission's efforts to fight climate change at EU and international level. It...
146 requests.
Also called DG COMM. The Directorate-General for Communication is the Commission department responsible for explaining EU policies to outside audiences. It keeps the Commis...
42 requests.
Also called DG CONNECT. The Directorate General is the Commission department responsible to develop a digital single market to generate smart, sustainable and inclusive growth...
136 requests.
Also called CPVO. The Community Plant Variety Office (CPVO) encourages innovation in plant varieties by meticulously processing applications for Community plant variety...
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...
119 requests.
Also called CERT. The Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) became fully operational in September 2012. CERT's remit is to help manage threats to EU institutions' comp...
3 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...
29 requests.
Also called 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...
388 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...
123 requests.
Also called DPO. The Data Protection Officer (DPO) ensures, in an independent manner, that the European Commission correctly applies the law protecting individuals’ per...
13 requests.
Also called DG ECFIN. The Directorate General for Economic and Financial Affairs is the Commission department responsible for EU policies promoting economic growth, higher e...
79 requests.
Also called EACEA. The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency manages funding for education, culture, audiovisual, sport, citizenship and volunteering. The m...
11 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,...
56 requests.
Also called ESCEL. 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...
76 requests.
Also called DG ENER. This Commission department is responsible for the EU's energy policy: secure, sustainable, and competitively priced energy for Europe. DG ENER develops...
186 requests.
Also called DG ENV. The Directorate-General for Environment is the European Commission department responsible for EU policy on the environment. It aims to protect, preserv...
163 requests.
Also called ESA. A common nuclear market in the EU was created by the Euratom Treaty. Art 52 of the Treaty established the Euratom Supply Agency (ESA) to ensure a regul...
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. The agency...
3 requests.
Also called eu-LISA. The Agency strives to support and facilitate European policies in the area of justice, security and freedom. It pro-actively supports and promot...
10 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...
70 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...
21 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...
42 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, the European Border and Coast Guard Agency, supports EU Member States and Schengen Associated Countries in the management of EU’s external bor...
217 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...
108 requests.
Also called ECDC. The ECDC’s main role is strengthening Europe's defences against infectious diseases. It does so by analysing and interpreting data from EU countries on...
30 requests.
Also called CEDEFOP. The European Centre for the Development of Vocational training (Cedefop) helps develop and implement EU vocational training policies. It monitors labou...
5 requests.
Also called ECHA. The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) works for the safe use of chemicals. It implements the EU's groundbreaking chemicals legislation, benefiting human...
33 requests.
Also called CoR. The European Committee of the Regions (CoR) is an EU advisory body composed of locally and regionally elected representatives coming from all 28 Member...
24 requests.
The European Council brings together EU leaders to set the EU's political agenda. It represents the highest level of political cooperation between EU c...
141 requests.
Also called ECA. As the EU's independent external auditor, the European Court of Auditors (ECA) looks after the interests of EU taxpayers. It does not have legal powers...
51 requests.
Also called EDPB. The EDPB is an EU body in charge of the application of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) as of 25 May 2018. It’s made up of the head of eac...
12 requests.
Also called EDPS. The EU institutions and bodies sometimes process citizens' personal information - in electronic, written or visual format - in the course of their duti...
42 requests.
Also called EDA. The European Defence Agency (EDA) was set up in 2004. It helps its 27 Member States (all EU countries except Denmark) to develop their military resourc...
37 requests.
Also called EESC. The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) is an EU advisory body comprising representatives of workers' and employers' organisations and other...
33 requests.
Also called EEA. The European Environment Agency (EEA) is an agency of the European Union. Our task is to provide sound, independent information on the environment. We...
29 requests.
Also called EEAS. The EEAS is the European Union's diplomatic service. It aims to make EU foreign policy more coherent and effective, thus increasing Europe's global inf...
215 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...
46 requests.
Also called EUROFOUND. The European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Eurofound) is a European Union Agency, whose role is to provide knowledge...
3 requests.
Also called GSA. The GSA manages public interests related to European Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) programmes, European Geostationary Navigation Overlay S...
6 requests.
Also called EIGE. The European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) is an EU agency working to make gender equality a reality in the EU and beyond. For this, it provides...
11 requests.
Also called EIT. The EIT helps businesses, educational and research bodies work together to create an environment conducive for innovation and entrepreneurship in Europ...
7 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 European Investment Bank (EIB) is jointly owned by the EU countries. It seeks to boost Europe's potential in terms of jobs & growth, support action...
27 requests.
Also called EMSA. The European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) provides technical expertise and operational assistance to improve maritime safety, pollution preparedness a...
10 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 EMCDDA provides the EU and its member states with factual, objective, reliable and comparable information at European level on drugs and drug addic...
10 requests.
The European Ombudsman investigates complaints about poor or maladministration by EU institutions or other EU bodies. These may be lodged by citizens o...
56 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,...
533 requests.
Also called EPSO. The European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO) is the first port of call for anyone wanting to work for the EU. Its website explains the selection proc...
17 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...
52 requests.
Also called EPSC. The European Political Strategy Centre (EPSC) is the European Commission’s in-house think tank. It provides strategic analysis, advice and support for...
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...
13 requests.
The European School of Administration was set up on 10 February 2005. Its task is to provide training in specific areas for members of EU staff. Its co...
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...
25 requests.
Also called ESM. The European Stability Mechanism (ESM) is part of the EU's strategy designed to ensure financial stability within the euro area. It provides assistance...
0 requests.
Also called ESRB. The European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB) was established in 2010 to oversee the financial system of the European Union (EU) and prevent and mitigate sys...
2 requests.
Also called ETF. In the context of EU external relations, the European Training Foundation (ETF) helps neighbouring countries make the most of their people's abilities...
5 requests.
Also called FRA. The EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) provides independent, evidence-based advice to EU and national decision makers, thereby helping to make deba...
49 requests.
Also called CEPOL. CEPOL, the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training, is an agency of the European Union that develops, implements and organises training for...
8 requests.
Also called ENISA. ENISA, the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security, is a centre of expertise for cyber security in Europe. ENISA helps the EU and EU...
6 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...
9 requests.
Also called EUISS. The European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS) is the Union’s agency dealing with the analysis of foreign, security and defence policy issue...
5 requests.
Also called EUIPO. The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) administers the EU Trade Mark and Design rights, applicable throughout the EU. These rights com...
10 requests.
Also called SatCen. The European Union Satellite Centre (SatCen) supports EU decision-making and action in the context of Europe’s Common Foreign and Security Policy. This...
9 requests.
Also called DG EUROSTAT. Eurostat is the statistical office of the European Union, responsible for publishing high-quality Europe-wide statistics and indicators that enable com...
46 requests.
Also called EASME. The Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) funds projects in the field of innovation, energy efficiency, environment and marit...
7 requests.
Also called DG FISMA. The Directorate General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union is the Commission department responsible for EU policy on...
88 requests.
Also called FPI. FPI is responsible for the financial and operational components of EU foreign policy. It helps countries cope with crises and maintain peace, security,...
21 requests.
Also called F4E. Fusion for Energy (F4E) is the European Union’s Joint Undertaking for ITER and the Development of Fusion Energy. The organisation was created under the...
5 requests.
Also called DG SANTE. This Commission department is responsible for EU policy on food safety and health and for monitoring the implementation of related laws.
172 requests.
The Historical Archives Service manages the archives of the European Commission and organisations that preceded it. Members of the public can consult m...
6 requests.
Also called DG ECHO. The main mission of the Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations is to preserve lives, prevent and alleviate h...
25 requests.
Also called DG HR. The Human Resources and Security department oversees recruitment policy, training and career management, social policies and working conditions for Com...
164 requests.
Also called DG DIGIT. The Directorate-General for Informatics is the Commission department responsible for providing digital services that support other Commission departmen...
31 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. The Office for Infrastructure and Logistics in Brussels is responsible for the accommodation of staff, management of social infrastructure (canteens, d...
1 request.
Also called OIL. The Office for Infrastructure and Logistics in Luxembourg is responsible for the housing of staff, the management and maintenance of buildings, logisti...
0 requests.
Also called IAS. The Internal Audit Service provides independent advice, opinions and recommendations on the quality and functioning of internal control systems inside...
12 requests.
Also called DG GROW. The Commission's Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs is responsible for EU policy on the single market, indust...
252 requests.
Also called DG DEVCO. The Commission's Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development (DG DEVCO) is responsible for designing European international coope...
90 requests.
Also called DG SCIC. The Directorate General for Interpretation is the Commission’s interpreting service and conference organiser. It allocates meeting rooms and provides s...
5 requests.
Also called DG JRC. The Joint Research Centre is the Commission's science and knowledge service. The JRC employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide indep...
39 requests.
Also called DG JUST. This Commission department is responsible for EU policy on justice, consumer rights and gender equality.
181 requests.
Also called SJ. The Legal Service is an internal department of the Commission. It provides legal advice to the Commission and its departments, and represents the Commi...
92 requests.
Also called DG MARE. This Commission department is responsible for EU policy on maritime affairs and fisheries. DG MARE works to: ensure that the ocean resources are used...
62 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...
167 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...
81 requests.
Also called DG NEAR. The Commission's Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations is responsible for EU policy on enlargement and the EU's eastern an...
73 requests.
Also called PMO. The Paymaster Office is an internal department responsible for the financial entitlements of staff of the European Commission and certain other EU inst...
6 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.
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...
7 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...
3 requests.

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