European Commissioner for Innovation, Research Culture, Education and Youth.
Mariya Gabriel is European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth.
She is responsible for European Union (EU) policies related to Horizon Europe (the EU R&I programme), research and innovation, the Erasmus+ programme, education, culture and sport. Between 2017 and 2019, she was European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society. Under her leadership, the Digital Single Market of the European Commission became a reality. She created the first pan-European programme Digital Europe with a budget of €9 billion.
She has been elected as Member of the European Parliament in 2009, 2014 and 2019.
Mariya Gabriel is First Vice-President of the European People’s Party, and since 2012 Vice-President of EPP Women.