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Institutions of the EU


I. General Information

EUROPA - Official website of the EU

• Contact details for EU Institutions, Agencies and Bodies

Agenda of the EU Institutions


Subscription services (Mailing lists, RSS and podcasts)

Social media accounts with EU input

EU apps (Mobile applications created by the EU institutions and other bodies)

Blue guide to archives of Member States' Foreign Ministries and EU Institutions

• Intergovernmental Conferences: Council ( 2007, 2004, 2000, 1996) ; Commission (2000: archived website)

The EU in slides


II. EU Institutions

The Institutions of the EU

    - Publications

    - Subscription services: mailing lists, RSS and podcasts

Who is Who - official directory of the EU

• Summaries of EU legislation: Budget ; Institutional affairs ; Glossary

Access to CIRCA (Communication & Information Resource Centre Administrator: Plattform for committee, working and project groups)

VoteWatch.eu (Independent website: voting of the European Parliament and the EU Council of Ministers)


Council of the European Union ; European Council

Council of the European Union (Council of Ministers) ( Diagram; Introduction )

European Council (heads of state or government) (Diagram)

Presidencies of the Council of the EU

• Publications:

    - EU Treaties: (general information ; Treaties since 1957)

    - European Council Summits: Conclusions / speeches by the President of the Europ. Parliament (1985-2006)

    - Presidency Conclusions: 1984-2013 (Press release database) ; 1993-2009 (European Councils Archive) ; 2004 - (Council's electronic register)

    - Public register of Council documents

    - Historical Archive ; Search engine CASE, Inventories and historical notices

    - Council Minutes (since 1999) ; Public votes (since 2006)

    - Press Release database (1975-2013): Press releases, speeches etc. ; Conclusions, statements

    - Press releases, statements and speeches (since 2010) ; RSS ; EP Newshub


European Commission

European Commission ( Diagram; Introduction )

• Commission 2014-2019 (Hearing / European Parliament) ; Commission 2010-2014 ; VoteWatch

Representations of the European Commission

Directorates General and Services: Contact guide (by activity) ; Commission staff

Blogs (Commissioners and European Representations)

European Commission at work: work programmes, synthesis reports ; Press releases

• Electronic registers:

    - Register of documents (since 2001, citizen's guide) ; Register of comitology

    - Transparency Register ; Register of expert groups

• Archived Commission websites


European Parliament

European Parliament ( Diagram; Introduction)

Information Services of the Political Groups

Delegations of the European Parliament

Voting in the European Parliament (voting records of MEPs and political groups; created with EU Open Data)

European elections:

    - Elections: 2014 ; 2004 ; web archive 1979-2009

    - European Election Studies (EES)

• Publications:

    - Plenary sittings (since 1999): Reports ; Minutes ; Debates

    - Documentations and Studies

    - Register of documents

    - Historical Archive

    - Infographics (on various EU topics)

    - Indexes of debates (1984-1999)

    - News room ; RSS


Court of Justice

Court of Justice ( Introduction )

• Publications:

    - Case-law (numerical access since 1953)

    - Search for case-law (since 17/06/1997)

    - Press releases (since 1996)

    - Annual reports (since 1998)


Court of Auditors

Court of Auditors ( Diagram; Introduction )

Publications ; Reports and opinions ; press releases and speeches


European Investment Bank

European Investment Bank ( Introduction )

Publications ; press releases


Committee of the Regions

Committee of the Regions ( Diagram ; Introduction

Publications ; register of documents ; studies ; press releases


Economic and Social Committee

Economic and Social Committee ( Diagram ; Introduction )

Publications ; register of documents ; studies ; press releases


European Central Bank

European Central Bank (introduction)

Publications ; press releases ; speeches

Banking Supervision


The European Ombudsman

• The European Ombudsman (Introduction)

• Publications: Annual reports ; press releases ; speeches


The European Data Protection Supervisor

• The European Data Protection Supervisor (Introduction)

• Publications: Annual reports ; press releases ; speeches


III. Autonomous Institutions (Agencies, Foundation etc.)

1. Community agencies

Translation Centre for the Bodies of the European Union (CdT) (Luxembourg)

European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (CEDEFOP) (Thessaloniki)

    • Publications

Community Fisheries Control Agency (CFCA) (Brussels)

Community Plant Variety Office (CPVO) (Angers)

European Agency for Reconstruction (EAR) (Thessaloniki; archived website)

European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) (Cologne)

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) (Solna)

    • Publications

European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) (Helsinki)

    • Publications

European Environment Agency (EEA) (Kopenhagen)

    • Publications

European Food Safety Agency (EFSA) (Parma)

    • Publications

European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) (Lisbon)

    • Publications

European Medicines Agency (EMA) (London)

European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) (Lisbon)

    • Publications

European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) (Heraklion)

    • Publikations

European Railway Agency (ERA) (Valenciennes)

European Training Foundation (ETF) (Turin)

    • Publications

European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) (Bilbao)

    • Publications

European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (EUROFOUND) (Dublin)

    • Publications

European Union Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) (Vienna)

    • Publications

European Agency for the Management of Operational Cooperation at the External Borders (FRONTEX) (Warsaw)

European Joint Undertaking for ITER and the Development of Fusion Energy (Fusion for Energy) (Barcelona)

    • Publications

European GNSS Supervisory Authority (GSA) (Brussels)

    • Publications

Office for Harmoniation in the Internal Market (OHIM) (Alicante)

    • Publications

Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER) (Ljubljana)

European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) (Vilnius)

European Institute for Innovation and Technology (EIT) (Budapest)

European Chemical Agency (ECHA) (Helsinki)


2. Common Foreign and Security Agencies

European Defence Agency (EDA) (Brussels)

    • Publications

European Union Institute for Security Studies (ISS) (Paris)

    • Publications

European Union Satellite Centre (EUSC) (Torrejón de Ardoz)


3. Police and judical cooperation in criminal matters agencies

European Police College (CEPOL) (Hampshire)

    • Publications ; Decisions

• The European Union's Judical Cooperation Unit (Eurojust) (Den Haag)

European Police Office (EUROPOL) (Den Haag)

    • Publications

European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) (Brussels)

    • Publications

    • The European Anti-Fraud Office (YouTube-Video)


4. Executive agencies

Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) (Brussels)

Executive Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation (EACI) (Brussels)

European Research Council Executive Agency (ERC) (Brüssel)

Executive Agency for the Public Health Programme (PHEA) (Luxembourg)

Research Executive Agency (REA) (Brussels)

Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA) (Brussels)


IV. Interinstitutional Bodies (Publications Office, EPSO, CERT etc.)


V. Publications

European Union publications (overview)

Journals and periodicals in the EDC-Library

• EDC-Library: full texts on Institutional questions

Online-Journals of the EU (institutional matters)

• RAPID database: full texts on Interinstitutional and administrative affairs

• Legislation in force: General, financial and institutional matters (full version)