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.