Mariya Gabriel

  • Position: European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth
  • Organisation: European Commission
  • Country: Bulgaria


  • Ensuring swift agreement on, and full implementation of, the future Horizon Europe programme.
  • Ensuring investment flows for disruptive research and breakthrough innovations, including through the European Innovation Council.
  • Developing the European Research Area in cooperation with Member States.
  • Ensuring integration between research and economic priorities.
  • Leading the Commission’s work on a European Education Area by 2025.
  • Promoting excellence and networking among European universities and implementing the European University Initiative.
  • Updating the Digital Education Action Plan and raising awareness of disinformation and other online threats.
  • Ensuring full implementation of the New European Agenda for Culture, promoting creative industries and promoting the Creative Europe Programme.
  • Promoting sport for inclusion and well-being, expanding the #BeInclusive EU Sports Awards and the European Week of Sport.
  • Strengthening international cooperation in education, research, innovation and culture.