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What we do

Listen. Advise. Engage.

DG Communication, as a corporate communication service, brings Europe closer to its citizens.

 

Role

DG COMM communicates with the media, stakeholders and citizens about issues of European interest, including EU policies and actions. It seeks partnerships with other institutions and bodies as well as with the Member States on communicating Europe.

 

Specific tasks

DG Communication headquarters together with the Representations in Member States:

The Spokesperson's Service (SPP) operating under the political authority of the President of the Commission and in cooperation with the Representations: 

  • informs and responds to the media on the policies and activities of the EU, as the official voice of the European Commission;
  • presents a coherent press line by coordinating the actions of the individual spokespersons;
  • rebuts stories that contain errors;
  • develops a media strategy for the Members of the European Commission;
  • plans the Commission’s communication with the press so as to best serve the strategic and political priorities of the President and the College.