At the General Affairs Council on 26 April, Mrs. Ashton committed to preparing a report on how she intends to achieve by 2013 the target of one third of the AD staff coming from the diplomatic services of Member States.
This paper sets out a number of ways by which this objective could be accomplished.
Projected publication of EEAS posts 2011-13 – indicative figures
Top Management (Policy Board) 10
Senior Management 11
Head of Delegation rotation and new HoD functions 150
Head of Unit 33
Total management posts 204
Other AD posts
Turnover (based on 5-year cycle) 260
New posts 60
Conversion of SNE, EUSR staff 36
Total Headquarters 356
AD posts in rotation (4-year cycle) 90
New AD posts in political sections 90
Conversion of EUSR staff and upgrading ASTs 85