Organisation and governance

The EBA is an independent EU Authority. We work to ensure effective and consistent prudential regulation and supervision across the European banking sector. Over 250 staff from across the EU work for the EBA in Paris, France.  

Governance structure and decision making

The EBA is represented by a Chairperson and managed by an Executive Director. The agency is supported by two decision-making bodies: the Board of Supervisors and the Management Board. We work closely with the other European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) and the 27 EU Member States through our technical working groups, and standing committees specialised in all areas of our work. 

EBA within the EU institutional framework

To fulfil its objectives and mandates, the EBA engages and cooperates with several stakeholders, such as the European Institutions, members of the European System of Financial Supervision (ESFS), as well as international organisations such as the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS) and third countries authorities.

Internal organisation

The EBA is organised into five Departments and 18 Units. These include four core departments responsible for: (1) Prudential Regulation and Supervisory Policy; (2) Innovation, Conduct and Consumers; (3) Economic and Risk Analysis; (4) Data Analytics, Reporting and Transparency. These are supported by the Operations Department.


Accountability and transparency are important principles of our work. We embody these principles by publishing a large amount of information about our work.  We are accountable to the European Parliament, which regularly scrutinises our decisions and activities. We engage with citizens, academics, industry representatives and institutional stakeholders at every stage, from developing proposals, to carrying out our daily tasks.