EuropeAid Cooperation Office (AIDCO)

EuropeAid office de coopération
EuropeAid Amt für Zusammenarbeit
EuropeAid Oficina de Cooperación
EuropeAid Ufficio di cooperazione
EuropeAid Serviço de Cooperação
EuropeAid Dienst voor Samenwerking
EuropeAid Samarbejdskontoret
EuropeAid Byrån för samarbete
EuropeAid Yhteistyötoimisto

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URL: http://ec.europa.eu/europeaid/

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Founded

2001-01-01

History

1 Jan 2001, Brussels, as part of the External Assistance Management reform process, initiated by E-XE2442 - European Commission (EC) on 16 May 2000. Expands the activities of and replaces U-XJ7490 - Joint Service for the Management of Community Aid to Non-Member Countries (SCR), set up 15 Oct 1997, which itself replaced H-XD0550 - European Association for Cooperation (EAC). A Commission Department operating under the Commissioner responsible for External Relations and the European Neighbourhood Policy. Ceased to exist as a separate office when DG Development and DG EuropeAid were merged into one single DG: DG Development and Cooperation - EuropeAid, 3 Jan 2011.

Aims

Implement the external aid instruments of the European Commission; unify and strengthen Commission capacity to manage external aid.

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Structure

Office reports to Group of Commissioners responsible for external relations. Made up of 7 Directorates and 4 Units attached to the Directorate-General: 4 geographical Directorates and 3 overseeing the quality of the operations, the management of operations and organizations; Units 01, 02 and 03 are responsible for horizontal programmes.

'Geographical Directorates:'

  • A: Europe, Southern Mediterranean, Middle East and Neighbourhood Policy, comprising (A1) Geographical coordination and supervision for Europe, (A2) Geographical coordination and supervision for the Mediterranean and Middle-East, (A3) Centralized operations for Europe, the Mediterranean and Middle-East, (A4) Nuclear Safety, (A5) Finance, Contracts and Audit for Europe, the Mediterranean and Middle-East and (A6) Multi-country programmes;
  • B: Latin America, comprising (B1) Geographical coordination and supervision for Latin America, (B2) Centralized operations for Latin America and (B3) Finance, Contracts and Audit for Latin America;
  • C: Sub-Saharan Africa, Caribbean and Pacific, comprising (C1) Geographical coordination and supervision for ACPs, (C2) Geographical coordination and supervision for ACPs, (C3) Coordination Intra-ACP and OCTs, pan-African issues and horizontal aspects, (C4) Centralized operation the ACP Countries, (C5) Finance, Contracts and Audit for the ACP countries, (C6) African Union and Peace Facility and (C7) Water and Energy Facility;
  • D: Asia and Central Asia, comprising (D1) Geographical coordination and supervision for Asia and Central Asia, (D2) Centralized operations for Asia and Central Asia and (D3) Finance, Contracts and Audit for Asia and Central Asia;
  • E: Quality of Operations, comprising (E1) Macro-economic support, (E2) Business, trade and regional integration, (E3) Social and human development and migration, (E4) Governance, security, human rights and gender, (E5) Quality monitoring systems and methodologies, (E6) Natural resources and (E7) Infrastructures;
  • F: Thematic Operations, comprising (F1) Relations with civil society and coordination, (F2) Central management of thematic budget lines PA RELEX, (F3) Central management of thematic budget lines PA DEV and (F4) Finance, Contracts and Audit for thematic budget lines; thematic instruments include E-XK1926 - European Instrument for Democracy and for Human Rights (EIDHR);
  • G: Resources, comprising (G1) Programming and budgetary matters, (G2) Coordination of ICS and methodology for ex-post controls and auditing, (G3) Human resources, (G4) Training and knowledge management, (G5) Information systems and office technology, (G6) Documents management and office infrastructures, (G7) Financial and contractual matters, and legal affairs and (G8) Relations with the Council, EP and the International Organization secretariats of Management Committees.

'Units:'

  • 1: Organization strategies, Aid effectiveness and relations with bilateral donors;
  • 2: Internal audit capacity;
  • 3: Evaluation;
  • 4: Information, communication and front office.

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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal

UIA Org ID

XE3670

Last News

2010

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