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
The electronic version is updated every two weeks. Temporary differences may
appear, however, between the French version and the other languages due to
IDEA gives three ways of consulting the directory:
searching for organizational entities (directorate or
searching for individual names,
following the hierarchical ranking.