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EU interinstitutional service

Publications Office of the European Union (OP)

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  • Role: Support EU policies and provide publishing services to the EU institutions, bodies and agencies.
  • Director-General: Ms Hilde Hardeman
  • Established in: 1969
  • Number of staff: 615
  • Location: Luxembourg
  • WebsitePublications Office of the EU

What it does

The Publications Office of the European Union is the official provider of publishing services to all EU institutions, bodies and agencies. This makes it the central point of access to EU law, publications, open data, research results, procurement notices, and other official information. 

Its mission is to support EU policies and make a broad range of information publicly available as accessible and reusable data. The overall aim is to facilitate transparency, economic activity, and the dissemination of knowledge.

Who benefits?

The Publications Office’s main audience is the public (individuals and businesses). 

Thanks to our work, a wide range of official EU information is available to the public as findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable (FAIR) data — essential in today’s data-driven economy. The Publications Office thus supports transparency, economic activity, the development of modern technologies such as artificial intelligence, and access to knowledge in general. 

This means we play a significant role in several of the EU’s political priorities: democracy, the economy, and digital transformation.

Further information

EUR-Lex – Access to European Union law

Ted – Public procurement within the European Union

CORDIS – EU-funded research projects and their results

EU Whoiswho – The official directory of the EU

EuropeanDataPortal – Public sector information harvested from public data portals across the EU

Training on accessibility


Publications Office of the European Union

Publications Office of the European Union
Phone number
+352 29 291
Postal address
20, rue de Reims, 2417 Luxembourg, Luxembourg
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