Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport

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The Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport (DG MOVE) is a Directorate-General of the European Commission responsible for transport within the European Union.

DG MOVE was created on 17 February 2010 when energy was split from it to form the new DG Ener.[1] Transport and Energy had been merged (as DG TREN) since January 2000 and in June 2002 the Euratom Safeguards Office became part of DG TREN. That is now part of DG Ener.

In addition to developing EU policies in the transport sector and handling State aid dossiers, DG MOVE manages the Connecting European Facility funding programme[2] for the Trans-European Transport Networks and technological development and innovation, worth €26.25 billion for the period 2014–2020.


DG MOVE is responsible for developing and implementing European policies in the transport field. Its mission is to ensure that transport policies are designed for the benefit of all sectors of the society. DG MOVE carries out these tasks using legislative proposals and programme management, including the financing of projects.


The Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport, based in Brussels, reports to Violeta Bulc, Commissioner for Transport. The Directorate-General is headed by Director-General Henrik Hololei,[3] who succeeded Matthias Ruete and François Lamoureux.

The Directorate-General is made up of five Directorates plus a shared Directorate with DG Ener and the following agencies across Europe: European Maritime Safety Agency, European Aviation Safety Agency, European Railway Agency, Executive Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation, Innovation & Networks Executive Agency (INEA) formerly the Trans-European Transport Network Executive Agency and the SESAR Joint Undertaking.

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