Joint Service for the Management of Community Aid to Non-Member Countries (SCR)

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15 Oct 1997, by decision of E-XE2442 - European Commission (EC), replacing H-XD0550 - European Association for Cooperation (EAC). Also referred to as Common Service for External Relations. Operational by stages from 1 Jul 1998; replaced from 1 Jan 2001 by H-XE3670 - EuropeAid Cooperation Office (AIDCO).


Manage technical, operational, financial, accounting, contractual and legal aspects of European Union aid to non-member countries and carry out audits and evaluation; streamline and rationalize administration of Community aid, with particular reference to financial management; achieve greater consistency in working methods, including tendering and contract procedures; improve transparency for contractors.


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Directorates (6): A. Europe projects (Central, Eastern, NIS and Western Balkans), CFSP; B. Projects in the Southern Mediterranean, Middle East, Latin America, South and Southeast Asia, forests and environment, gender issues; C. ACP projects, food aid, NGOs, rehabilitation - includes programmes and projects for F-XF3413 - Association of Overseas Countries and Territories of the European Union (OCTA); D. Budget and finances; E. Invitations to tender, contracts and legal matters; F. Resources, relations with other institutions, evaluation and information.

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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal



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