Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education, and Youth
Mariya Gabriel is the European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education, Youth and Sport. Under her leadership, the new Horizon Europe, Erasmus+, and the cultural strand of Creative Europe programmes (2021-2027) will be defined and implemented. Her main priorities are excellence in research, innovation and education (ERA, EEA, EIA); tackling the R&I divide in Europe; Europe as a leader in strategic innovation areas through the digital and green transition, with a particular attention to young people and regions. Mariya Gabriel is known for her involvement in the fight for gender equality, having received the Italian prize “Golden Apple” for highest achievements for women.