We seek to help DG CONNECT develop as an efficient and effective modern public administration. To this end, we aim to provide a high-quality, prompt and adequate level of support/advice to the Directorate's management and all the Directorate's operations, whilst respecting the segregation of duties and the legal environment in force. In addition, we seek to foster a better learning culture and knowledge sharing across the Directorate.
The Administration and Finance Unit ("AFU")'s role in this priority includes a wide set of support actions, in particular:
Financial files are not always handled consistently between units and financial rules may at times be interpreted in a non-coherent manner, exposing the Commission to reputational risk.The legal framework governing the implementation of H2020, including new management modes, came into force on 01 January 2014. This has resulted in a number of changes to the way that grants are handled. Our Unit, together with other Administration and Finance Units and central CONNECT units, will assist in the implementation of H2020 (e.g. new procedures/processes and guidelines).Fewer human resources are available to achieve the mission of the Unit and the Directorate.