Directorate-General

Within the European Union, Directorates-General are departments with specific zones of responsibility, the equivalent of ministries at a national level. Most are headed by a European Commissioner, responsible for the general direction of the Directorate-General, and in charge of (i.e. politically responsible for) the corresponding policy area; and a Director-General, responsible for the management of day-to-day affairs, who reports to the European Commissioner.

The European Patent Office (part of the European Patent Organisation, separate from the EU) also has Directorates-General, which are administrative groupings of departments.

Directorates-General of the European CommissionEdit

The Directorates-General of the European Commission are divided into four groups: Policy DGs, External relations DGs, General Service DGs and Internal Service DGs. Internally, the DGs are referred to by their abbreviations, provided below.

Departments (DGs)[1]
DG Abbreviation Relevant Commissioner
Administration and Payment of Individual Entitlements PMO European Commissioner for Inter-Institutional Relations and Administration
Agriculture and Rural Development AGRI European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development
Budget BUDG European Commissioner for Financial Programming and the Budget
Climate Action CLIMA European Commissioner for Climate Action
Communication COMM European Commissioner for Communication
Communications Networks, Content and Technology CNECT European Commissioner for Digital Agenda
Competition COMP European Commissioner for Competition
Data Protection Officer DPO President of the European Commission
Defence Industry and Space DEFIS European Commissioner for Internal Market
Economic and Financial Affairs ECFIN European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs
Education, Youth, Sport and Culture EAC European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth
Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion EMPL European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion
Energy ENER European Commissioner for Energy
Environment ENV European Commissioner for the Environment
European Anti-Fraud Office OLAF European Commissioner for Inter-Institutional Relations and Administration
European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations ECHO European Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response
European Commission Library European Commissioner for Inter-Institutional Relations and Administration
European Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations NEAR European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy
European Personnel Selection Office EPSO European Commissioner for Inter-Institutional Relations and Administration
European School of Administration EUSA European Commissioner for Inter-Institutional Relations and Administration
Eurostat ESTAT European Commissioner for Taxation and Customs Union, Audit and Anti-Fraud
Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union FISMA European Commissioner for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union
Service for Foreign Policy Instruments FPI High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy & Vice-President of the European Commission for a Stronger Europe in the World
Health and Food Safety SANTE European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety
Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Authority HERA European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety
Historical Archives Service European Commissioner for Inter-Institutional Relations and Administration
Human Resources and Security HR European Commissioner for Inter-Institutional Relations and Administration
Informatics DIGIT European Commissioner for Inter-Institutional Relations and Administration
Infrastructure and Logistics in Brussels OIB European Commissioner for Inter-Institutional Relations and Administration
Infrastructure and Logistics in Luxembourg OIL European Commissioner for Inter-Institutional Relations and Administration
Inspire, Debate, Engage and Accelerate Action IDEA President of the European Commission
Internal Audit Service IAS European Commissioner for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship
Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs GROW European Commissioner for Industry and Entrepreneurship
International Partnerships INTPA European Commissioner for Development
Interpretation SCIC European Commissioner for Inter-Institutional Relations and Administration
Joint Research Centre JRC European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science
Justice and Consumers JUST European Commissioner for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship
Legal Service SJ President of the European Commission
Maritime Affairs and Fisheries MARE European Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries
Migration and Home Affairs HOME European Commissioner for Home Affairs
Mobility and Transport MOVE European Commissioner for Transport
Publications Office of the European Union OP N/A
Recovery and Resilience Task Force RECOVER President of the European Commission
Regional and Urban Policy REGIO European Commissioner for Cohesion and Reforms
Research and Innovation RTD European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science
Secretariat-General SG President of the European Commission
Structural Reform Support REFORM European Commissioner for Cohesion and Reforms
Taxation and Customs Union TAXUD European Commissioner for Economy
Trade TRADE European Commissioner for Trade
Translation DGT European Commissioner for Inter-Institutional Relations and Administration

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "European Commission: Departments (Directorates-General) and services". Retrieved 4 June 2022.