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The Publications Office of the European Union (Publications Office) is an inter-institutional office of the European Union, established in Luxembourg in 1969, that serves as the official publisher of the EU institutions, agencies and bodies.
As such, it is the central provider of access to publications of the European Union including legal publications (prominently the Official Journal of the European Union), public procurement notices, open data and applications.
The Publications Office makes this content available in a variety of digital and physical formats with the aim of facilitating access to and reuse of all official information coming from the EU as well as ensuring its long-term preservation.
To this end, it manages a suite of websites providing access to its various information collections (different types of publications).
Collections and Services
- ‘EU Publications' contains part of the information kept by the Publications Office of the European Union. Exceptions include legislation, procurement notices, data sets and EU directories. The office provides open access to copies in from one to all 24 of the official languages of the EU.
- Community Research and Development Information Service (Cordis), the European Commission's primary source of results from the projects funded by the EU's framework programmes for research and innovation.
- EUR-Lex, the gateway to EU law, providing free access to, and information about, public legal documents from the European Union.
- Ted (Tenders Electronic Daily), the online version of the Supplement to the Official Journal of the European Union, dedicated to European public procurement. It is the official entry point to all business opportunities involving public procurement contracts for values above EU thresholds (EUR 144 000) in the European Union, the European Economic Area and beyond.
- EU Whoiswho, the official directory of the European Union administration, with professional contact information of over 40 000 individuals, including Members of the European Parliament as well as managers and employees of the EU institutions, agencies and bodies.
- The EU Vocabularies thesaurus providing free public access to controlled vocabularies managed by the EU institutions, agencies and bodies.
- the Publications Office online public access catalogue (OPAC), allowing librarians or other information professionals, to search in more than 330 000 individual bibliographic records and download metadata of their selected publications into their own catalogues.
- The EU Web Archive preserves websites of EU institutions, agencies and bodies. It maintains collections using the Archive-It service: