The information on this site is subject to a disclaimer, a copyright and rules related to personal data protection.

Our goal is to keep this information timely and accurate. If errors are brought to our attention, we will try to correct them.

However, the Agency accepts no responsibility or liability whatsoever with regard to the material on this site.

This material is:

  • information of a general nature only and is not intended to address the specific circumstances of any particular individual or entity;
    not necessarily comprehensive, complete, accurate or up to date;
  • sometimes linked to external sites over which the Agency services have no control and for which the Agency assumes no responsibility;
  • not professional or legal advice (if you need specific advice, you should always consult a suitably qualified professional).

Please note that it cannot be guaranteed that a document available on-line exactly reproduces an officially adopted text. Only European Union legislation published in paper editions of the Official Journal of the European Communities is deemed authentic.

It is our goal to minimise disruption caused by technical errors. However, some data or information on our site may have been created or structured in files or formats that are not error-free and we cannot guarantee that our service will not be interrupted or otherwise affected by such problems. The Agency accepts no responsibility with regard to such problems incurred as a result of using this site or any linked external site.

This disclaimer is not intended to limit the liability of the Agency in contravention of any requirements laid down in applicable national law nor to exclude its liability for matters which may not be excluded under that law.


Reproduction is authorised, provided the source is acknowledged, save where otherwise stated.

Where prior permission must be obtained for the reproduction or use of textual and multimedia information (sound, images, software, etc.), such permission shall cancel the above mentioned general permission and indicate clearly any restrictions on use.

Personal data protection

The processing of personal data in the Community institutions and bodies like agencies is regulated by Regulation (EU) 2018/1725 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2018 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data by the Union institutions, bodies, offices and agencies and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Regulation (EC) No 45/2001 and Decision No 1247/2002/EC. Read the rules related to personal data protection.

Use of Cookies and log information

Cookies are small piece of data that the website stores on a computer or mobile device when a user visits the site. It enables the website to remember the user’s actions over a period of time. Cookies help us to store user preferences and track usage trends on an aggregated basis.

The following first party cookies are used in this website.

Necessary cookies help make a website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.


Preference cookies enable a website to remember information that changes the way the website behaves or looks, like your preferred language or the region that you are in.


Third-party cookies. EMSA is active on the social media platforms such as Linkedin, Facebook, Instagram, X, and YouTube to strengthen our online presence and visibility. The EMSA website does not set cookies when displaying links to our social media channels. You can watch videos uploaded to our official YouTube channel and you can follow links from our website to the other social media.

Most videos available on the EMSA website are embedded from EMSA’s official YouTube channel. YouTube’s privacy-enhanced mode is enabled, which means that YouTube will not store cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos. More information is available on YouTube’s embedding videos information page.

Log information

Servers automatically record information that your browser sends whenever you visit a website. These server logs may include information such as the date and time of your visit, your Internet Protocol address, browser type, browser language, browser screen size, and one or more cookies that identify your browser. The information we collect is only used to compile statistics, on an aggregated basis, on the usage of our site.

Site usage information

EMSA websites use Matomo, a software to generate web statistics, that is entirely hosted in EMSA’s servers, located in the European Union. Matomo will store cookies in your computer, but no personal data will be collected. An anonymous ID will enable matomo to identify your session, but this ID is meaningless to anybody else, and it cannot be used to identify an individual user.

Security Security Rules for protecting EU classified information (EUCI)

EMSA handles classified information in accordance with the EMSA Security Rules for protecting EU classified information (EUCI)