Directorate-General


Within the European Union, directorates-general are departments of the European Union government 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 a Director-General, responsible for the management of day-to-day affairs

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 Commission


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
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
Economic and Financial Affairs ECFIN European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs
Education 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 Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations ECHO European Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response
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
Health and Food Safety SANTE European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety
Human Resources and Security HR European Commissioner for Inter-Institutional Relations and Administration
Informatics DIGIT
Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs GROW European Commissioner for Industry and Entrepreneurship
Directorate-General for International Partnerships INTPA European Commissioner for Development
Interpretation SCIC
Joint Research Centre JRC European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science
Justice and Consumers JUST European Commissioner for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship
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
Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations NEAR European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy
Regional and Urban Policy REGIO European Commissioner for Regional Policy
Research and Innovation RTD European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science
Taxation and Customs Union TAXUD European Commissioner for Taxation and Customs Union, Audit and Anti-Fraud
Trade TRADE European Commissioner for Trade
Translation DGT

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