What is IDEA?

IDEA is above all an electronic database which comprises the directories of the various European Union institutions.

In conjunction with this electronic directory a printed version is published annually in 11 languages.

The electronic version is updated every two weeks. Temporary differences may appear, however, between the French version and the other languages due to translation delays.

IDEA gives three ways of consulting the directory:

  • searching for organizational entities (directorate or service),
  • searching for individual names,
  • following the hierarchical ranking.

  • copyright