Reporting formats: DPM, XBRL and Validations

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Harmonised EU-wide reporting formats are crucial to ensure a consistent implementation of European regulatory and supervisory frameworks to support EIOPA’s goal to improve the efficiency and consistency of the supervision of financial institutions across Europe.

Technical implementation

A decision was taken to implement XBRL as the standard for reporting data submission between EIOPA and NCAs and to promote its use in the market by providing an EIOPA XBRL Taxonomy. The following products have been developed by EIOPA: 

  • The Data Point Model (DPM) is a structured representation of the data, identifying all the business concepts and its relations, as well as validation rules. The DPM contains all the relevant technical specifications necessary for developing an IT reporting solution (independent from the technical format).
  • ​The EIOPA XBRL Taxonomy presents data items, business concepts, relations and validation rules described by the DPM in the technical format of XBRL.

EIOPA publishes updated information on the DPM and XBRL Taxonomy design on its website in order to increase awareness and collect technical feedback from relevant market participants.

To contact EIOPA about information published in this section, please use the dedicated e-mail address:

Decision of the Board of Supervisors on Collection of Information by EIOPA under Solvency II (November 2015)

Planning 2016

As a general rule EIOPA plans one taxonomy release per year and aims to minimise the number of taxonomy publications and it is expected that in regular years (most of the years) only one release will occur.

However, in extraordinary circumstances, for example in years with a high degree of business changes or when a released taxonomy contains serious technical defects, a second, purely corrective release may be needed. As a precautionary measure, this potential release is included in the yearly schedule to aid planning.​

The EIOPA makes available the Governance of Taxonomy Releases and Schedule 2016 and the Taxonomy Roadmap in order that undertakings can plan very in advance the IT implementation.


Please note that in 2016, a corrective release will not be published. Only an adaptive release will be published. Therefore all of the issues detected to date will be corrected with this adaptive release.​

​Full Solvency II Reporting​

Related documentation for Solvency II implementation

​The reporting requirements for the Full Solvency II have been published:

  • The implementing technical standards with regard to the templates for the submission of information to the supervisory authorities according to Directive 2009/138/EC (ITS​)
  • The Guidelines on Reporting and Public Disclosure (Guidelines),
  • The ITS on Special Purpose Vehicles (ITS),
  • The Guidelines on Financial Stability Reporting (Guidelines),​
  • The Guidelines on Third Country Branches (Final Report and Annexes​),​​​​
  • Unofficial reporting templates including ECB add-ons (ECB add-ons).​
Please note that the Public Disclosure Package CP-14-055 ITS is not covered by the DPM and Taxonomy.

Solvency II Validatio​​ns

The validations which data submitted in the quantitative reporting templates should comply with, are documented in the List of validations (Updated the 26/09/2016​)​.  

Please note that you can subscribe to the RSS feed to track when this document or others are updated.​

Please submit your question(s) via the dedicated tool on EIOPA’s Website when they relate to business questions and to for DPM or XBRL questions.​​​​​

DPM and Taxonomy 2.1.0 ​​​​​
(Published 15/07/2016, hotfix by 30/08/2016​) 

Taxo​nomy Licence​ (updated the 11/10/2016)

Release No​tes and Hotfix release notes

The list of k​​nown​ issues​ (updated the 26/09/2016​)

DPM Dictionary​ and Annotated Templates​ workbooks

The detailed change log between 2.0.1 and 2.1.0​ (updated the 02/09/2016)

The DPM Documen​tation

The List of validations​​ (updated the 26/09/2016​​​​​) and supporting syntax do​​cumentation

XBRL Taxonomy (as taxonomy package) (updated the 30/08/2016)

XBRL Taxonomy Documentation

Filing Rules for Solvency II Reporting

XBRL Test Instance documents (updated the 02/09/2016) and assertions test cases

The DPM database​ (updated the 02/09/2016)​

DPM and Taxonomy 2.0.1 ​​​​​
(Published 22/10/2015) 

Release Notes  

The list of known​ issues of 2​​​.0.1​ (updated the 26/09/2016​)

DPM Dictionary and Annotated Templates

The detailed change log between 2.0.1 and 2.0.1CR

EIOPA DPM Documentation

List of validations​ (updated the 26/09/2016​​) and supporting syntax documentation

XBRL Taxonomy version 2.0.1 (as taxonomy package)

XBRL Taxonomy Documentation

Filing Rules for Solvency II Reporting

XBRL Test Instance documents

The DPM database 2.0.1​ (updated the 23/11/2015)​​​


Principles, rules and design approaches used in the current publication are still under consideration for Solvency II are subject to further changes. Comments provided will be considered in further work.

​Deprecated Versions

To see deprecated versions and betas press here​.​

​ECB add-ons ​

To cover the data requirements of the ECB Regulation on statistical reporting requirements for Insurance Corporations (solo), a limited set of ECB add-ons are integrated in the EIOPA´s Data Point Model and Taxonomy for the 2.0.1​. The application of these add-ons will be decided on national level.  Purely for information purposes, the ECB has published unofficial reporting templates including ECB add-ons. The templates consist of (i) those quantitative reporting templates contained in the draft Implementing Technical Standards for which there are ECB add-ons and (ii) newly introduced templates for statistical purposes.

Preparato​​​ry Phase

Related documentation for Preparatory Phase

 EIOPA's Guidelines on Submission of Information to National Competent Authorities (NCAs), applicable in the Preparatory Phase (2014-2015) described here.​​

​DPM and Taxonomy Version V1.5.2.c (Published 28/02/2015)

This taxonomy version includes corrective changes in the DPM and the taxonomy which are not impacting the instance compatibility with version 1.5.2b.

Taxonomy package: XBRL Taxonomy (version V1.5.2.c)

 DPM dictionary and Annotated templates 

Sample XBRL instance documents

​DPM and Taxonomy ​Version V1.5.2.b (Published 23/12/2014)

This version includes corrective changes in the DPM and the Taxonomy and is considered to be the minimum taxonomy version applicable to the preparatory phase.

 Taxonomy package: XBRL Taxonomy (version V1.5.2.b)

 DPM dictionary and Annotated templates

 Sample XBRL instance documents

Common documents for 1.5.2b and 1.5.2c​

 Taxonomy documentation

 Filing rules

 Taxonomical business validations         

List of known issues