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Janez Lenarčič

COMMISSIONER (2019-2024)  

  • Janez Lenarčič
    Crisis Management

    Email: cab-lenarcic-contactatec [dot] europa [dot] eu (cab-lenarcic-contact[at]ec[dot]europa[dot]eu)

    Address: Rue de la Loi / Wetstraat 200, 1049 Brussels, Belgium

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  • European Emergency Response Coordinator.
  • Strengthening the Emergency Response Coordination Centre as the EU’s single operational crises response hub.
  • Securing the EU Civil Protection Mechanism – rescEU is used to its full potential.
  • Coordinating work on better prevention and preparedness for emergencies by supporting Member States develop disaster risk strategies and improve access to early warning systems.
  • Supporting countries most exposed to climate change to adapt and boost their resilience based on the expertise and knowledge of Europe’s humanitarian aid work following natural disasters.
  • Promoting and developing an integrated approach to crises so that policies address urgent relief and longer-term solutions.
  • Advocating globally in support of international humanitarian law. 

Mission letter

President von der Leyen's mission letter to Janez Lenarčič

European Parliament hearings

Janez Lenarčič's answers to the European Parliament questionnaire


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  1. 2019 - present
    European Commissioner for Crisis Management
  2. 2016-2019
    Ambassador, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Slovenia to the EU, Brussels
  3. 2014-2016
    State Secretary for European and Foreign Affairs, Office of the Prime Minister, Ljubljana
  4. 2008-2014
    Director of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), Warsaw
  5. 2006 - 2008
    State Secretary, Head of the Government Office for European Affairs, Ljubljana
  6. 2003 - 2006
    Ambassador, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Slovenia to the OSCE, Vienna
Janez Lenarčič's biography


Declaration of interests

25 JANUARY 2024
Declaration of interests - Janez Lenarčič