Acronyms of European Commission Directorates-General and Services

ADMIN Personnel and Administration DG

AGRI Agriculture and Rural Development DG

AIDCO EuropeAid

BUDG Budget DG

COMP Competition DG

DEV Development DG

DGT Translation DG

DIGIT Informatics DG

EAC Education and Culture DG

ECFIN Economic and Financial Affairs DG

ECHO Humanitarian Aid DG (ECHO)

ELARG Enlargement DG

EMPL Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities DG

ENTR Enterprise and Industry DG

ENV Environment DG

EPSO European Personnel Selection Office

IAS Internal Audit Service

INFSO Information Society and Media DG

JLS Justice, Freedom and Security DG

MARE Maritime Affairs and Fisheries DG

MARKT Internal Market and Services DG

OLAF European Anti-Fraud Office

OPOCE Publications Office

REGIO Regional Policy DG

RELEX External Relations DG

RTD Research DG

SANCO Health and Consumers DG

SCIC Interpretation DG

TAXUD Taxation and Customs Union DG


TREN Energy and Transport DG



General Acronyms

AA Association Agreement

ALDE Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe

AP Action Plan

ARCDEV Arctic Development

BSEC Organisation of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation

BPF Border Project Facility

CBC Cross Border Co-operation

CFSP Common Foreign and Security Policy

CoR Committee of the Regions

Coreper Permanent Representatives Committee

DG directorate-general

EASA European Aviation Safety Agency

EBRD European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

ECA European Court of Auditors

ECB European Central Bank

ECHO European Commission Humanitarian Office

EEA European Economic Area

EEA European Environment Agency

EFTA European Free Trade Agreement

EIA Environment Impact Assessment

EIB European Investment Bank

EIC Euro-Info Centres

EIDHR Instrument for Democracy and Human rights

EIF European Investment Fund

ENP European Neighbourhood Policy

ENPI European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument

EP European Parliament

EPP-ED European People’s Party and European Democrats

ERDF European Regional Development Fund

EU European Union

EUBAM Moldova and Ukraine European Union Border Assistance Mission to Moldova and Ukraine

EUBAM Rafah European Union Border Assistance Mission in Rafah

EUJUST THEMIS EU Rule of Law mission to Georgia

EUMM European Union Monitoring Mission (Georgia)

EUPOL COPPS EU Police Coordinating Office for Palestinian Police Support

EUREGIO European Region

Eurostat the statistical office of the European Communities

EUSRs - European Union Special Representatives

FDI Foreign Direct Investment

FEMIP Facility for Euro-Mediterranean Investment and Partnership

FFDI Financial Foreign Direct Investment

FRONTEX European Agency for the Management of Operational Cooperation at the External Borders

FTA Free Trade Agreement

GDP Gross Domestic Product

GREENS/EFA Greens/European Free Alliance

GUE/NGL European United Left/Nordic Green Left

IDP Internally Displaced Person

IFI International Financial Institution

IMF International Monetary Fund

IND/DEM Independence/Democracy group

INSC Instrument for Nuclear safety Cooperation

JHA Justice and Home Affairs

LIFE Financial Instrument for the Environment

MENA Middle East and North Africa

MEPP Middle East Peace Process

MoU Memorandum of Understanding

ND Northern Dimension

NGO Non Governmental Organisation

NIF Neighbourhood Investment Facility

NIP National Indicative Programme

OECD Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

PCA Partnership and Co-operation Agreement

PSE Party of European Socialists

R & D Research and Development

RIP Regional Indicative Programme

RSP Regional Strategy Paper

SIGMA Support for Improvement in Governance and Management

SME Small and Medium Sized Enterprises

SPS Sanitary and Phytosanitary

TA Technical Assistance

TACIS Technical Assistance Commonwealth of Independent States

TAIEX Technical Assistance Information Exchange Programme

TEMPUS Trans-European mobility scheme for university studies

TEN-T Trans-European Transport Network

TSPF TACIS Small Scale Project Facility

TVET Technical and Vocational Education and Training

UEN Union for Europe of the Nations

UfM Union for the Mediterranean

UNDP United Nations Development Programme

UNHCR United Nations High Commissioner Refugees

UNRWA United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East

WB World Bank

WHO World Health Organisation

WTO World Trade Organisation