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Executive Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation (EACI)
This Decision established an Executive Agency to manage Community activities under the current Competitiveness and Innovation Framework and Marco Polo Programmes. The Agency is responsible for the implementation of tasks in the fields of energy, entrepreneurship and innovation, as well as sustainable freight transport.
Commission Decision 2004/20/EC of 23 December 2003 setting up an executive agency, the "Intelligent Energy Executive Agency", to manage Community action in the field of energy in application of Council Regulation (EC) No 58/2003 [See amending acts].
This Decision established the Executive Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation (EACI), previously the Intelligent Energy Executive Agency, for the period 1 January 2004 – 31 December 2015. Governed by Council Regulation (EC) No 58/2003, the EACI is responsible for managing Community action in the fields of energy, entrepreneurship and innovation, as well as sustainable freight transport. It is located in Brussels.
The EACI implements tasks under the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP) 2007-13 and the second Marco Polo Programme 2007-13. The tasks consist of the following:
- management of specific projects within the Entrepreneurship and Innovation as well as the Intelligent Energy – Europe Programmes;
- adoption of budget implementation instruments and management of implementing measures for contracts and grants;
- collection, analysis and communication of the information required for implementing the Programmes.
The Agency is also responsible for managing the implementing measures of the Intelligent Energy – Europe 2003-06 and the Marco Polo 2003-06 Programmes. In addition, the EACI may be given responsibility for executing other similar tasks under the CIP or other Community programmes. In such an event, this Decision will be amended to take into account the supplementary tasks.
The EACI is managed by a Steering Committee and a Director. Both are appointed by the Commission, the first for three and the latter for five years.
The Agency is financed from the funds of the CIP and the second Marco Polo Programme. Any supplementary tasks will be financed from the funds of the relevant Community programmes. Its administrative budget is implemented on the basis of Commission Regulation (EC) No 1653/2004.
The Commission holds supervisory authority over the Agency, which must regularly report back on the progress it has achieved in implementing its Programmes.
|Act||Entry into force – Date of expiry||Deadline for transposition in the Member States||Official Journal|
|Decision 2004/20/EC||23.12.2003 - 31.12.2015||-||OJ L 5 of 9.1.2004|
|Amending act(s)||Entry into force – Date of expiry||Deadline for transposition in the Member States||Official Journal|
|Decision 2007/372/EC||31.5.2007 - 31.12.2015||-||OJ L 140 of 1.6.2007|
This summary is for information only. It is not designed to interpret or replace the reference document, which remains the only binding legal text.
- For further information, please visit the EACI website