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EU Agencies working for you

A single market, a single currency, borderless travel, internal mobility - just some of the very tangible benefits of the EU that many of us cannot imagine life without today.

The network of specialist EU agencies set up by the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union to carry out specific legal, technical or scientific tasks is an important component of the EU. They work alongside the main EU institutions and Member States, feeding them evidence-based advice to help shape informed policies and laws at the EU and national level. They add value by promoting the sharing of information and expertise in areas that impact the lives of Europe’s 500 million citizens.

In 2015, the EU agencies accounted for a total of 6,554 posts, amounting to 13% of all EU staff, and represented 1.5% of the total EU budget.

This brochure provides an overview of the breadth and depth of work carried out by the various specialist EU agencies and Joint Undertakings. It clearly underlines our combined added-value, and how we are working to help make Europe more competitive and a better place to live and work.


Read more about the agencies


Watch a video on the work of the EU agencies