The Executive agencies are the administrative power of the overall political body, the European Commission. They work under control of so-called General Directorates.
To encapsulate the obligations and tasks clearly, the focus is on one kind of agency: The Executive Agency for Consumers, Health and Food (CHAFEA).
Formerly, the agency was named Executive Agency for the Public Health Programme, PHEA, and was established in 2005. After, it was renamed in Executive Agency for Health and Consumers In 2008.
What is the agency doing?
For example, the entity administers the EU health programme and lays out money to beneficiaries.
The Third EU Health Programme holds a budget of € 449.4 million. First and foremost, the question is who actually gets the money. The agency examines proposals submitted by applicants.
The organisation is responsible for implementing the EU Health strategy. This is mainly done through financing three types of different actions: projects, joint actions and operation grants. Different partners of several European countries have to participate in a project to forster the European idea practically.
The agency conducts its tasks until 2024 and has extended its spectrum of tasks to consumer protection and food safety. Additionally, its mandate has been enhanced to administer the reformed EU agricultural products information and promotion.
The following video gives a closer look at the EU agencies in common: