EU agencies carry out specific technical, scientific or managerial tasks. They are governed by European public law and have their own legal personality, but are separate from the EU institutions (Council, Parliament, Commission, etc.).
Health in all policies
- Consumers, Health and Food Executive Agency (Chafea) – implements the EU Health Programme, Consumer Programme and Better Training for Safer Food initiative.
- European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) – works to strengthen Europe's defences against infectious diseases.
- European Environment Agency (EEA) – provides reliable, independent information on the environment.
- European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) – supplies comprehensive information on drugs and drug addiction in Europe.
- European Medicines Agency (EMA) – protects and promotes public and animal health by evaluating medicines for human and veterinary use.
- European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) – ensures chemical substances are registered, evaluated, authorised and restricted consistently across the EU.
- European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) – provides independent scientific advice and clear communication on risks to food and feed safety.
- European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) – supplies information needed by EU employers and workers to address safety and health issues.
- Eurofound – provides expertise on living and working conditions, industrial relations and managing change for key EU social policy actors.