This page provides information on the main procedures and policies that the EEA follows to enhance public access to information about our activities.
Any EU citizen and any natural or legal person residing or having its registered office in the EU has a right of access to the documents held by the Agency, subject to the conditions laid down in Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 regarding public access to European Parliament, Council and Commission documents (hereafter referred as “the Regulation”).
On 22 June 2004, the EEA Management Board adopted implementing rules for the application of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 as well as a decision whereby the Code of Good Administrative Behaviour, adopted by the resolution of the European Parliament on 6 September 2001, would apply by analogy to the EEA.
Most EEA documents are available directly in the register. If you cannot find what you are looking for, requests for access to documents can be submitted via:
By post to:
European Environment Agency
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In 2004, the EEA adopted the "Code of Good Administrative Behaviour" that lays down the principles of good administration that all members of its staff must respect in their relations with the public.
The prevention and management of potential conflict of interest situations is a key element of governance and management of every EU institution, body or agency.
EEA reports, graphs and data can be re-used and reproduced for both non-commercial and commercial purposes under the following condition:
The source (EEA) should be clearly acknowledged. Content used may not be altered without the explicit permission of the EEA. However, the use of excerpts of reports is permissible, as long as it is made clear what is EEA material and what is not.
The EEA data policy provides guidelines about EEA’s handling of data. It ensures that data is handled in a consistent and transparent manner. EEA aspires to promote the sharing of environmental data. In agreeing to share, data providers need to have assurance that their data are properly handled, disseminated and acknowledged following similar principles and rules across countries and stakeholders.
In line with the European Commission’s guidelines and the European Ombudsman’s recommendations for the EU administration, the EEA is committed to have as much information as possible available in European languages. The main objective of translations is to make EEA information accessible and usable by a larger segment of the stakeholder groups and the public.