XBRL is the open international standard for digital business reporting, managed by a global not for profit consortium, XBRL International. XBRL is used around the world, in more than 50 countries. Millions of XBRL documents are created every year, replacing older, paper-based reports with more useful, more effective and more accurate digital versions.

XBRL Europe, a not for profit organisation affiliated to XBRL International,  has been set up to foster European XBRL efforts, to implement common XBRL projects in Europe and to liaise with European Authorities and organisations.