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Terms in relation to any form or structure of social order governing the life of a group of people in a community. Institutions are acknowledged for a particular purpose IE education, law, or police forces.

Contributors in Institutions


European Economic and Social Committee

Organizations; Institutions

Representatives of Europe's employers, workers and other interest groups can express their views on EU issues through the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC). It is a consultative assembly, ...

Committee of the Regions

Organizations; Institutions

The Committee of the Regions is an advisory body representing local and regional authorities in the European Union.

High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy

Organizations; Institutions

The Amsterdam Treaty created the post of the High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy, the first holder of which was Javier Solana, Secretary General of the Council. The Lisbon ...


Organizations; Institutions

The Permanent Representatives Committee or Coreper (Article 240 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union – TFEU) is responsible for preparing the work of the Council of the European ...


Organizations; Institutions

Set up by a Council Decision in 2002, Eurojust is the body entrusted with reinforcing the fight against serious crime through closer judicial cooperation within the European Union.

European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA)

Organizations; Institutions

The Agency’s goal is to provide relevant institutions and authorities of the Community and its Member States with assistance and expertise on fundamental rights when implementing community law, and ...

European Ombudsman

Organizations; Institutions

The Ombudsman responds to complaints from EU citizens, businesses and organisations, helping to uncover cases of 'maladministration' – where EU institutions, bodies, offices or agencies have broken ...

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