European Commission Fisheries and Maritime Affairs DG
The Research DG is one of 36 Directorates-General (DGs) and specialised services which make up the European Commission (EC). Its mission is:"to develop the European Union’s policy in the field of research and technological development and thereby contribute to the international competitiveness of European industry; to coordinate European research activities with those carried out at the level of the Member States; to support the Union’s policies in other fields such as environment, health, energy, regional development etc; to promote a better understanding of the role of science in modern societies and stimulate a public debate about research-related issues at European level."
See also its Environment & Health website http://ec.europa.eu/comm/research/quality-of-life/ka4/index_en.html
Source: Research DG website