Directorate General for European Programmes, Coordination and Development (DG EPCD)
The Directorate General for European Programmes, Coordination and Development, following the Council of Ministers Decision No. 75141, dated 24 May 2013, is responsible for handling issues related to:
(a) the European Funds and Programmes, such as the European Investment and Structural Funds, the EU Competitive Programmes and the grants provided by the countries of the European Economic Area and Switzerland.
(b) development and horizontal issues, such as Research, Technological Development and Innovation, Lifelong Learning, Corporate Social Responsibility and the "Europe 2020" Strategy.