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9.6. Commission directorates-general
and services: official titles

EN
Version:
8.1.2014
Letter codes (for internal use only)
and numerical codes
(exclusively for IT use)

15.10.2012: Modification of the short names with ‘DG’ (the abbreviation is now placed in front of the name):
e.g. Communication DG becomes DG Communication

Full name
and order of listing
Short name Commonly used abbreviation Letter code
(internal use) (1)
Numerical code (2)
(invisible)
Secretariat-General SG SG 31
Legal Service SJ SJ 32
Directorate-General for Communication DG Communication   COMM 61
Bureau of European Policy Advisers   BEPA 48
Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs (3) DG Economic and Financial Affairs   ECFIN 02
Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry DG Enterprise and Industry   ENTR 62
Directorate-General for Competition DG Competition   COMP 04
Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion   EMPL 05
Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development DG Agriculture and Rural Development   AGRI 06
Directorate-General for Energy DG Energy   ENER 27
Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport DG Mobility and Transport   MOVE 07
Directorate-General for Climate Action DG Climate Action   CLIMA 87
Directorate-General for the Environment DG Environment   ENV 11
Directorate-General for Research and Innovation DG Research and Innovation   RTD 12
Joint Research Centre JRC JRC 53
Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology   CNECT 13
Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries DG Maritime Affairs and Fisheries   MARE 14
Directorate-General for the Internal Market and Services DG Internal Market and Services   MARKT 15
Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy DG Regional and Urban Policy   REGIO 16
Directorate-General for Taxation and Customs Union DG Taxation and Customs Union   TAXUD 21
Directorate-General for Education and Culture DG Education and Culture   EAC 63
Directorate-General for Health and Consumers DG Health and Consumers   SANCO 64
Directorate-General for Home Affairs DG Home Affairs   HOME 65
Directorate-General for Justice DG Justice   JUST 76
Service for Foreign Policy Instruments   FPI 59 (4)
Directorate-General for Trade DG Trade   TRADE 67
Directorate-General for Enlargement DG Enlargement   ELARG 69
Directorate-General for Development and Cooperation — EuropeAid DG Development and Cooperation — EuropeAid   DEVCO 55
Directorate-General for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO) DG Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO) ECHO ECHO 51
Eurostat Eurostat ESTAT 34
Directorate-General for Human Resources and Security DG Human Resources and Security   HR 09
Directorate-General for Informatics DG Informatics   DIGIT 50
Directorate-General for the Budget DG Budget   BUDG 19
Internal Audit Service   IAS 25
European Anti-Fraud Office OLAF OLAF 57
Directorate-General for Interpretation DG Interpretation   SCIC 38
Directorate-General for Translation DG Translation DGT DGT 47
Publications Office of the European Union Publications Office OP OP 43
Office for Infrastructure and Logistics in Brussels   OIB 39
Office for the Administration and Payment of Individual Entitlements   PMO 40
Office for Infrastructure and Logistics in Luxembourg   OIL 41
European Communities Personnel Selection Office European Personnel Selection Office (5) EPSO EPSO 42
Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises EASME EASME 81
Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency EACEA EACEA 82
Consumers, Health and Food Executive Agency Chafea CHAFEA 83
Innovation and Networks Executive Agency INEA INEA 84
European Research Council Executive Agency ERCEA ERCEA 85
Research Executive Agency REA REA 86
(1)
Code strictly reserved for internal use. For all documents destined for publication (paper or electronic form), use the conventional abbreviations or acronyms.
(2)
In certain computer systems, code 60 is used for the cabinets.
(3)
Note that the title of the portfolio of the Commissioner in charge is ‘Economic and Monetary Affairs’.
(4)
In certain computer systems, code 66 is used for the FPI.
(5)
Usual name. The full name is used only in legal texts dealing with the statutes of EPSO.
Modifications to the 2011 edition (base version)

1.1.2014

Commission Implementing Decisions 2013/770/EU, 2013/771/EU and 2013/801/EU

Former name New name
Executive Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation (EACI) Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME)
Executive Agency for Health and Consumers (EAHC) Consumers, Health and Food Executive Agency (Chafea)
Trans-European Transport Network Executive Agency (TEN-T EA) Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA)

15.10.2012
 
Modification of the short names
(the abbreviation ‘DG’ is now placed in front of the name):
e.g. Communication DG becomes DG Communication

1.10.2012

SEC(2012) 452 final
SEC(2012) 458 final

Former name New name
Regional Policy DG Regional and Urban Policy DG

1.7.2012

SEC(2012) 266
SEC(2012) 269

Former name New name
Directorate-General for the Information Society and Media Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology
Information Society and Media DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology DG
INFSO CNECT

16.4.2011

SEC(2011) 527

Former name New name
Foreign Policy Instruments Service Service for Foreign Policy Instruments
FPIS FPI

8.4.2011

SEC(2011) 527

Former name New name
EuropeAid Development and Cooperation Directorate-General Directorate-General for Development and Cooperation — EuropeAid
EuropeAid Development and Cooperation DG Development and Cooperation DG — EuropeAid

For former changes, see ‘List of modifications’.
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