European Union Funders
The European External Action Service (EEAS or EAS) is a European Union department that was established following the entry into force of the Treaty of Lisbon. Unique and independent from other EU institutions, it was formed by merger of the external relation departments of the Council and the European Commission. It serves as a foreign ministry and diplomatic corps for the EU, implementing the EU's Common Foreign and Security Policy and other areas of the EU's external representation. The EEAS manages the EU's response to crises, has intelligence capabilities and cooperates with the Commission in areas which it shares competence with.
The mission of the Directorate General for Communication is to keep the general public and the media up to date on EU activities. In partnership with member states and other EU institutions, DG COMM manages communication projects taking into account national specificities. It also monitors public opinion and organises EU information activities.
Euclid Network receives an operating grant from this DG, and is engaged in structural dialogue.
DG Connect will until July be known by its original name of Directorate General for the Information Society and Media (DG INFSO). It aims to make every European digital by: achieving the digital single market; reinforcing Europe's competitiveness by increasing investment in ICT research and innovation; promoting the access and use of ICT to the benefit of EU society; and implementing the "acquis communautaire" (EU legislation) in the area of Information Society and Media.
EU Enterprise and Industry works to strengthen Europe's industry and promote the transition to a green economy; to promote innovation as a means to generate jobs and meet societal needs; to encourage the creation and growth of small businesses and promote an entrepreneurial culture; to ensure an open internal market for goods; and to support the European presence in space.
DG Development and Cooperation – EuropeAid is a new Directorate–General responsible for designing EU development policies and delivering aid through programmes and projects across the world. It incorporates the former Development and Europeaid DGs. Having one DG will simplify communication in the development field by acting as a "one stop shop" – providing a single contact point for stakeholders inside and outside the EU to deal with.
The Internal Market and Services Directorate General (DG MARKT) is one of the Directorates General and specialised services which make up the European Commission.
Its main role is to coordinate the Commission’s policy on the European Single Market and to seek the removal of unjustified obstacles to trade, in particular in the field of services and financial markets.
Euclid Network's Filippo Addarii has been selected as a member of the influencial GECES expert group for the discussion of the Social Business Initiative, run by DG MARKT. EN is also involved in structural dialogue with the DG.
The Education and Culture Directorate-General’s mission is to build a Europe of knowledge, developing the European cultural area. DG EAC is currently divided into 5 "directorates": Lifelong Learning, Education and Training Policies; Lifelong Learning, Education and Training Programmes and actions; Culture and Communication; Youth, Sport; Resources. It also oversees the European Union's Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency.
Euclid Network has been involved in a DG Education and Culture consultation on peer-to-peer learning and innovation in learning.
The Health & Consumers DG is responsible for the implementation of European Union laws on the safety of food and other products, on consumers' rights and on the protection of people's health. In 2006, DG Sanco launched the public Health-EU portal to provide European citizens with easy access to comprehensive information on Public Health initiatives and programmes at EU level.
The Directorate-General for Research and Innovation works to develop and implement the European research and innovation policy with a view to achieving the goals of Europe 2020 and the Innovation Union. The DG contributes to making Europe a better place to live and work, improving Europe's competitiveness, growth and job creation while tackling the societal challenges by supporting research and innovation.
Euclid Network runs the research project CONSIDER which is funded by this DG, and its work on social innovation is also linked.
The Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs (DG ECFIN) strives to improve the economic wellbeing of the citizens of the EU - through policies designed to promote sustainable economic growth, a high level of employment, stable public finances and financial stability. The current priority is to ensure the European economy emerges quickly and strongly from the economic and financial crisis.
Euclid Network is engaged in policy work in partnership with DG ECFIN, including the TACSO committee which makes the Practical Guidelines work for civil society.
EU Regional Policy is an investment policy. It supports job creation, competitiveness, economic growth, improved quality of life and sustainable development. These investments support the delivery of the Europe 2020 strategy.
Euclid Network is involved in structural dialogue to improve structural funds, linking to its work with the Office for Civil Society.
The Directorate-General for Enlargement is responsible for the enlargement process of the European Union. The governments of the EU Member States, coming together in the European Council, have agreed to extend the EU perspective to countries in South East Europe - Croatia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Serbia, Kosovo and Turkey. In June 2010, the European Council decided to open negotiations with Iceland.
EU employment and social policies bring practical benefits to citizens, for example, in finding a job, moving to another Member State for work, upgrading skills, etc. In partnership with national authorities, social partners, civil society organisations and other stakeholders, the Directorate-General addresses challenges linked to globalisation, the ageing of Europe's population and changing social realities.
Euclid Network's project PROGRESS is funded by this DG.
UNDEF supports projects that strengthen the voice of civil society, promote human rights, and encourage the participation of all groups in democratic processes. The majority of UNDEF funds go to local CSOs - both in the transition and consolidation phases of democratization. UNDEF plays a novel and unique role in complementing the UN's traditional work with Governments, to strengthen democracy.
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office – ‘the FCO’ or ‘the Foreign Office’ for short – is the government department responsible for promoting British interests overseas and supporting our citizens and businesses around the globe.
The Common Fund for Commodities believes that commodity-dependent countries need not wait to take advantage of the lucrative opportunities that are emerging in commodity markets. If Member Countries are to get out of the cycle of commodity dependency, they need to be readily prepared to take the sector's main activities and operations, as close as possible to primary producers, while keeping the door open for the private sector and financial investors to come in at the earliest stage.
The Office for Civil Society is responsible for charities, social enterprises and voluntary organisations in the Cabinet Office, led by Nick Hurd MP, minister for civil society. It will focus on three fundamental issues:
• Making it easier to run a charity, social enterprise or voluntary organisation
• Getting more resources into the sector: strengthening its independence and resilience
• Making it easier for sector organisations to work with the state