Access to documents
Access to ECA documents by the public
is governed by ECA Decision No 12/2005, as amended by Decision No 14/2009,
regarding public access to Court documents.
Applications for access to a document
must be made in writing or by email, and should include a clear identification
of the document(s) in question. Please use the Contact form below.
The ECA’s publications and archives
Most of the ECA’s publications are
available on our website’s search
The ECA Library is open to staff of the other European
Institutions and to researchers. Its
collection features a wide range of publications, on audit, accounting, EU law
and the EU policy areas audited by the ECA. It comprises more than 10,000 books
and 100 newspaper subscriptions, mainly in English, French and German. The entire
book collection can be searched online through the online public access
The ECA's archives contain all of its
work files (reports and opinions) since 1977. The documents covering the
1977-1991 period have been transferred to the Historical Archives of the
European Union in Florence, Italy. Digital copies of these archives are held by
the ECA Archives in Luxembourg, and can be consulted by external users.
The ECA’s policy on "the protection of individuals with
regard to the processing of personal data by the Community institutions"
is based on Regulation (EC) No 45/2001,
which covers all the EU institutions’ websites within the europa.eu domain.