Skip to main content

Janez Lenarčič's team

Janez Lenarčič's team supports him in his daily work.

Contact the team

  • Head of Cabinet
Aleška Simkić
Email
aleska [dot] simkicatec [dot] europa [dot] eu
Phone number
+32 2 29 59000
Responsibilities
  • Overall management of the Cabinet
  • Overall policy coordination
  • Relations with DG ECHO
  • Senior personnel
  • Deputy Head of Cabinet
Kim Eling
Email
kim [dot] elingatec [dot] europa [dot] eu
Phone number
+32 2 29 64149
Responsibilities
  • Inter-institutional relations group (GRI)
  • Stronger Europe in the World (CGSE, EXCO)

Portfolio

  • Humanitarian aid policy (overall coordination)
  • Humanitarian Strategic Partnerships
  • International organisations (UN, World Bank)
  • Efficiency of Aid (Grand Bargain)
  • Humanitarian Aid Regulation
  • Middle East, Turkey
  • Relations with the U.S.
  • Relations with Russia

     
  • Restrictive Measures / counter-terrorism legislation and humanitarian aid

Non-portfolio

  • Green Deal / climate change
  • Cabinet expert
Roland Sourd
Email
roland [dot] sourdatec [dot] europa [dot] eu
Phone number
+32 2 29 93435
Responsibilities

Portfolio

  • Resilience, Integrated Approach, Nexus
  • International Humanitarian Law / safety and security of humanitarian workers
  • Civil-military relations/CSDP
  • World Food Programme
  • European Humanitarian Response Capacity
  • Africa

Non-Portfolio

  • Migration and home affairs
  • Development
  • NDICI and External investment
  • Defence and Space
  • Security (except terrorism, hybrid threats)
  • European Peace Facility
  • Member of Cabinet / Communications adviser
Tina Štrafela
Email
tina [dot] strafelaatec [dot] europa [dot] eu
Phone number
+32 2 29 68016
Responsibilities

Portfolio

  • Communication strategy
  • Relations with the Media
  • Social Media
  • Citizens dialogue
  • Relations with the Spokespersons Service
  • Ethics, transparency and access to documents

Non-Portfolio

  • Justice and Consumers
  • Relations with the Committee of the Regions and the European Economic and Social Committee
  • Relations with the Ombudsman
  • Cohesion and Reform
  • Member of Cabinet
Viktorija Jeras
Email
Viktorija [dot] JERASatec [dot] europa [dot] eu
Phone number
+32 2 29 83719
Responsibilities

Portfolio

  • Protection and gender (incl. children, women, people with disabilities), human rights  
  • Education in emergencies
  • Relations with UNICEF
  • Health, Medical Capacity
  • CBRN
  • Private sector engagement

Non-portfolio

  • Digital policy (Connect)
  • Education, Culture and Youth; Research and Innovation and Youth (EAC, RTD)
  • Employment and Social (EMPL)
  • Health and Consumers (SANTE)
  • Economic and financial affairs and European Semester (ECFIN)
  • GROW
  • ESTAT
  • Human Resources
  • European Investment Bank
  • Member of Cabinet
Jasna Pajnkihar
Email
jasna [dot] pajnkiharatec [dot] europa [dot] eu
Phone number
+32 2 29 93758
Responsibilities

Portfolio

  • Relations with the European Parliament
  • Foreign Affairs Council, EUCO
  • Relations with national parliaments
  • Parliamentary questions
  • Relations with civil society
  • Asia, Pacific
  • Relations with non-EU donors (except the US) – overall coordination: China, Japan, Norway, Canada, United Kingdom…
  • MFF and Humanitarian Aid Funding Decisions

Non-Portfolio

  • Budget
  • Competition and State Aid
  • Trade
  • Taxation, customs
  • Transport and Infrastructure
  • Invest EU
  • European Investment Bank, Asian Development Bank
  • Member of Cabinet
Olaf Deussen
Email
olaf-gamal [dot] deussenatec [dot] europa [dot] eu
Phone number
+32 2 29 92328
Responsibilities

Portfolio

  • Coordination of Emergency Response
  • Civil Protection (including Union Civil Protection Mechanism, rescEU and European Civil Protection Pool)
  • Relations on civil protection with EU Member States and UCPM Participating States
  • Eastern neighbourhood and Western Balkans

Non-Portfolio

  • Enlargement
  • Policy assistant
Giulia Rosato
Email
giulia [dot] rosatoatec [dot] europa [dot] eu
Phone number
+32 2 29 76197
Responsibilities

Portfolio

  • Support on Green Deal
  • Sendai framework, disaster risk reduction, risk financing
  • Prevention
  • Climate adaptation, climate and disaster-induced displacement
  • Agenda 2030 implementation / SDGs
  • Food security, food assistance, cash policy
  • G7 and G20
  • Support on evidence-based policy/Knowledge Network
  • Latin America, the Caribbean

Non-Portfolio

  • Foresight
  • Environment
  • Ocean and fisheries
  • Agriculture
  • Sustainable finance
  • Demography
  • I.D.E.A.
  • Relations with think-tanks and academia
  • Energy
  • Better regulation
  • CWP
  • Policy assistant
Mihaela Haliciu
Email
mihaela [dot] haliciuatec [dot] europa [dot] eu
Phone number
+32 2 29 81253
Responsibilities

Portfolio

  • Disaster Resilience Goals
  • Southern neighbourhood (UCPM related)
  • Knowledge Network, JRC
  • OLAF, Court of Auditors
  • General Affairs (contracts, financing, IT)

Non-Portfolio

  • FISMA
  • Anti-Money Laundering
  • Infringements
  • Personal assistant to the Commissioner
Catherine Massaro
Email
catherine [dot] massaroatec [dot] europa [dot] eu
Phone number
+32 2 29 65337
Responsibilities
  • Global envelope : mission budget & forecast, representation budget
  • ATMOS for Commissioner
  • VIP reservation and payments
  • Assistant to Head of Cabinet
Plamena Nedeva
Email
plamena-stoyanova [dot] nedevaatec [dot] europa [dot] eu
Phone number
+32 2 29 67010
Responsibilities
  • Commissioner’s website (calendar, blog) updates, press corner updates & photographer needs
  • Basis coordinator : requests from other Cabinets
  • Transparency register
  • HR for members
  • Upload speeches on the website
  • Assistant to the Deputy Head of Cabinet and Tina Strafela
Bruno Morato Costa
Email
bruno [dot] morato-costaatec [dot] europa [dot] eu
Phone number
+32 2 29 52589
Responsibilities
  • EXCO
  • HR for assistants including pool replacements
  • Time management
  • Assistant to Roland Sourd and Giulia Rosato
Tamara Mandras
Email
tamara [dot] mandrasatec [dot] europa [dot] eu
Phone number
+32 2 29 83198
Responsibilities
  • Business continuity (BCC)
  • Assistant to Olaf Deussen and Mihaela Haliciu
Myriam Chaibi
Email
myriam [dot] chaibiatec [dot] europa [dot] eu
Phone number
+32 2 29 87840
Responsibilities
  • Trainee Coordinator
  • Assistant to Kasia Jurczak and Jasna Pajnkihar
Caroline Ofenhammer
Email
caroline [dot] ofenhammeratec [dot] europa [dot] eu
Phone number
+32 2 29 92805
Responsibilities
  • Petitions
  • Ombudsman
  • GRI
  • Document management officer
Taha Essefiani
Email
taha [dot] essefianiatec [dot] europa [dot] eu
Phone number
+32 2 29 88537
Responsibilities
  • Document management and archiving
  • Hebdo/E-College
  • Decision-making Procedures
  • Parliamentary Questions
  • Digital ambassador
  • EU Classified Information (SPOC)
  • LSO
  • Trainee
Emanuel Stokelj
Email
emanuel [dot] stokeljatec [dot] europa [dot] eu
Phone number
+32 2 29 96294
  • Driver
Santos Xavier Menendez Zapico
  • Driver
Giordano Criscito