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 publications page.
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 Library is primarily an internal information service for ECA staff, but is also open to staff from the other EU institutions and – on special request – to other external users, mainly researchers, with a justified interest. The ECA Library collection features a wide range of publications on audit, accounting, EU law and the EU policy areas audited by the ECA. It includes monographs, periodicals, press services, reference works and databases in electronic and printed format. The entire collection can be searched online using the public tool
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 (EU) 2018/1725, which covers all the EU institutions’ websites within the europa.eu domain.