Public access to documents
Transparency and access to documents
According to the transparency rules as set out in the Lisbon Treaty, EU institutions and bodies work as openly and as closely as possible to citizens.
Citizens of the European Union and natural or legal persons residing or having their registered office in a Member State have the right of access to EMCDDA documents under Article 255(1) of the EC Treaty and Article 2(1) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 in accordance with detailed rules laid out in the implementing rules adopted by the EMCDDA Management Board on 24 February 2006. This right to access concerns documents held by the EMCDDA, that is to say, documents drawn up or received by it and in its possession.
Pursuant to article 2(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001, citizens of third countries not residing in a Member State and legal persons not having their registered office in one of the Member States shall enjoy the right of access to EMCDDA documents on the same terms as the beneficiaries referred to in Article 255(1) of the EC Treaty and Article 2(1) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001.
You can access EMCDDA documents via the public EMCDDA Website.
All applications for access to a document should be sent by mail, fax or email, clearly stating the reference ‘Application for access to EMCDDA documents’.
Applications sent by mail or fax should be addressed to:
The Director of the EMCDDA
Praça Europa 1, Cais do Sodré
Applications sent by email, in any official languages of the EU, may be sent to the following e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org by indicating in the subject: ‘Application for access to EMCDDA documents’.