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9.6. Commission directorates-general
and services: official titles

EN
Version:
1.1.2015
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)
Field(s)
Secretariat-General SG SG 31 Secretariat-General
Legal Service SJ SJ 32 Legal Service
Directorate-General for Communication DG Communication   COMM 61 Communication
European Political Strategy Centre EPSC EPSC 46 European Political Strategy Centre
Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs (3) DG Economic and Financial Affairs   ECFIN 02 Economic and Financial Affairs
Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs   GROW 62 Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
Directorate-General for Competition DG Competition   COMP 04 Competition
Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion   EMPL 05 Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion
Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development DG Agriculture and Rural Development   AGRI 06 Agriculture and Rural Development
Directorate-General for Energy DG Energy   ENER 27 Energy
Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport DG Mobility and Transport   MOVE 07 Mobility and Transport
Directorate-General for Climate Action DG Climate Action   CLIMA 87 Climate Action
Directorate-General for the Environment DG Environment   ENV 11 Environment
Directorate-General for Research and Innovation DG Research and Innovation   RTD 12 Research and Innovation
Joint Research Centre JRC JRC 53 Joint Research Centre
Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology   CNECT 13 Communications Networks, Content and Technology
Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries DG Maritime Affairs and Fisheries   MARE 14 Maritime Affairs and Fisheries
Directorate-General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union DG Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union   FISMA 15 Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union
Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy DG Regional and Urban Policy   REGIO 16 Regional and Urban Policy
Directorate-General for Taxation and Customs Union DG Taxation and Customs Union   TAXUD 21 Taxation and Customs Union
Directorate-General for Education and Culture DG Education and Culture   EAC 63 Education and Culture
Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety DG Health and Food Safety   SANTE 64 Health and Food Safety
Directorate-General for Migration and Home Affairs DG Migration and Home Affairs   HOME 65 Migration and Home Affairs
Directorate-General for Justice and Consumers DG Justice and Consumers   JUST 76 Justice and Consumers
Service for Foreign Policy Instruments   FPI 59 (4) Service for Foreign Policy Instruments
Directorate-General for Trade DG Trade   TRADE 67 Trade
Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations DG Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations   NEAR 69 Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations
Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development DG International Cooperation and Development   DEVCO 55 International Cooperation and Development
Directorate-General for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO) DG Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO) ECHO ECHO 51 Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO)
Eurostat Eurostat ESTAT 34 Eurostat
Directorate-General for Human Resources and Security DG Human Resources and Security   HR 09 Human Resources and Security
Directorate-General for Informatics DG Informatics   DIGIT 50 Informatics
Directorate-General for the Budget DG Budget   BUDG 19 Budget
Internal Audit Service   IAS 25 Internal Audit Service
European Anti-Fraud Office OLAF OLAF 57 European Anti-Fraud Office
Directorate-General for Interpretation DG Interpretation   SCIC 38 Interpretation
Directorate-General for Translation DG Translation DGT DGT 47 Translation
Publications Office of the European Union Publications Office OP OP 43 Publications Office
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, Agriculture 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  
         
      89 (6)  
(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.
(6)
Code 89 is used for the Single Resolution Board (see section 9.5.3, decentralised organisations (agencies)).
Modifications to the 2011 edition (base version)

1.1.2015

SEC(2014) 572

Former name New name
Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
DG Enterprise and Industry DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
ENTR GROW
   
Directorate-General for the Internal Market and Services Directorate-General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union
DG Internal Market and Services DG Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union
MARKT FISMA
   
Directorate-General for Health and Consumers Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety
DG Health and Consumers DG Health and Food Safety
SANCO SANTE
   
Directorate-General for Home Affairs Directorate-General for Migration and Home Affairs
DG Home Affairs DG Migration and Home Affairs
HOME HOME
   
Directorate-General for Justice Directorate-General for Justice and Consumers
DG Justice DG Justice and Consumers
JUST JUST
   
Directorate-General for Enlargement Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations
DG Enlargementt DG Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations
ELARG NEAR
   
Directorate-General for Development and Cooperation — EuropeAid Directorate-General  for International Cooperation and Development
DG Development  and  Cooperation — EuropeAid DG International  Cooperation and Development
DEVCO DEVCO
   

17.12.2014

Commission Implementing Decision 2014/927/EU

Former name New name
Consumers, Health and Food Executive Agency Consumers, Health, Agriculture and Food Executive Agency

1.11.2014

C(2014) 9001 final
PV(2014)2104

Former name New name
Bureau of European Policy Advisers European Political Strategy Centre
BEPA EPSC
48 46

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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