Publications Office of the EU
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Our mission


The Publications Office of the European Union is the official provider of publishing services to all EU institutions, bodies and agencies. As such, it is the central point of access to EU law, and also to publications, data, research results, procurement notices and other official information. The Publication Office therefore plays a central role in informing the public about what the EU does and means for them, and in unlocking the power of data.

Its mission is to support EU policies as a centre of excellence for information, data and knowledge management, and to ensure that this broad range of information is available to the public as accessible and reusable data to facilitate transparency, economic activity and the diffusion of knowledge.


Our vision


A well-informed EU, empowered by timely and effective access to trustworthy information and knowledge and benefiting from all the opportunities this brings to society and the economy.


Our values



We facilitate transparency throughout the policy cycle of the EU institutions to enhance evidence-based decision-making, accountability, civic participation and democracy.


We strive to ensure that the content we provide is accurate and reliable so that citizens trust the EU as a provider of information.


We believe access to information is a human right that all citizens should enjoy regardless of language, culture, disability, social status, location, technology or the way they understand information.

Service orientation

We are committed to continuously improving our services to both our institutional stakeholders and EU citizens because we want to contribute to the European project in the best possible way.