Public Access to Documents

​Under the Charter of Fundamental Rights (Article 42) and the Treaty (Article 15(3) TFEU), any citizen has a right of access to documents of the EU's institutions, bodies, offices and agencies.

The rules governing the exercise of this right are laid down in:

Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 of the European Parliament and the Council regarding public access to European Parliament, Council and Commission documents. This Regulation determines the general principles and limits governing the right on access to documents. It has been made applicable to documents held by EIOPA by Article 72 of EIOPA Regulation.

Decision concerning public access to documents adopted by the EIOPA Management Board on 31 May 2011. This Decision contains practical measures to implement Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001.

EIOPA already provides on its website access to many documents relating to the Authority and its processes. If you cannot find the information you require on the website, requests for documents may be submitted:

by ordinary mail to:

European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority
Access to Documents Team
Westhafenplatz 1
60327 Frankfurt am Main

by fax: +49 (0) 69 95 11 19 19

In order to enable EIOPA to process your request, surname, first name, address, town and postcode, country, and telephone number should be stated in your request.

Your personal data will be treated in accordance with the provisions of Regulation (EC) No 45/2001 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by the Community institutions and bodies and on the free movement of such data. It will be used solely to process your request.

You may access and have your personal data rectified at any time. If you would like corrections to be made, please inform the Data Controller in writing at the following e-mail address: In case you face problems related to the protection of your personal data, you can also turn to the Data Protection Officer of EIOPA ( or have recourse to the European Data Protection Supervisor (​).​

Please note that a request to access documents may fall under the exceptions provided for in Articles 4 and 9 of Regulation 1049/2001.