Over the years EU agencies have acquired an important place within the EU’s institutional landscape. They are part of a process of functional decentralisation within the EU executive, with agencies being seated all over the EU. They assist in the implementation of EU law and policy, provide scientific advice for both legislation and implementation, collect information, provide specific services and fulfil central roles in the coordination of national authorities in many policy fields, such as food and air safety, medicines, environment, telecommunications, disease prevention, border control, trademarks and banking. They may adopt legally binding and non-binding acts. Agencification of EU executive governance has thus become a fundamental feature of the EU’s institutional structure. Today the total number of EU decentralised agencies amounts to 37.
Period4 Dec 20195 Dec 2019
Event typeConference
LocationMaastricht, NetherlandsShow on map