COMMISSIONER FOR INNOVATION, RESEARCH, CULTURE, EDUCATION AND YOUTH
Mariya Gabriel is serving her second mandate as a European Commissioner. Having served with responsibility for Digital Economy and Society (2017-2019). Her current portfolio will guide all EU policies relating to the Horizon Europe programme, innovations and research, the Erasmus programme, education, culture and sport. She has twice been elected to the European Parliament, in 2009 and 2014. She is one of the 50 most influential women in Europe in the field of cybersecurity. Mariya Gabriel has been honoured with numerous awards. Among them is the award “Women of Influence 2018” in the category “Talent in Politics”, the most prestigious Italian prize “Golden Apple” for highest achievements for women, the Beaumarchais Medal for her contribution in the protection of the interests of European artists. Mariya Gabriel has always focussed on the cause of women‘s rights.