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Margaritis Schinas

VICE-PRESIDENT (2019-2024)

Margaritis Schinas
Promoting our European Way of Life

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

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

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Responsibilities

  • Coordinating the Commission’s work on a New Pact on Migration and Asylum.
  • Ensuring coherence of the external and internal dimensions of migration.
  • Developing pathways to legal migration for integration into the job market and society.
  • Coordinating the Commission’s work on developing a European Security Union.
  • Ensuring coherence of the external and internal dimensions of security.
  • Coordinating the Commission’s work to strengthen prevention, detection and response measures to hybrid threats.
  • Coordinating the Skills Agenda and European Education Area, making education more accessible and inclusive, encouraging lifelong learning, reskilling and cross-border learning.
  • Coordinating work on inclusion and building a genuine Union of equality and diversity.
  • Maximising the potential of culture and sport, the European Solidarity Corps and DiscoverEU programmes.
  • Leading the Commission’s dialogue with churches and religious associations or communities, and with philosophical and non-confessional organisations
  • Leading on the Commission’s fight against antisemitism.

 

Mission letter

1 DECEMBER 2019
President von der Leyen's mission letter to Margaritis Schinas
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European Parliament hearings

1 DECEMBER 2019
Margaritis Schinas' answers to the European Parliament questionnaire

Team

Margaritis Schinas' team supports him in his daily work.

My team

Media Gallery

Calendar

Vice-President Schinas meets with Mr Charalambos Billinis, Dean of the University of Thessaly
  • Volos, Greece
Vice-President Schinas participates in the Concordia Summit
  • Porto, Portugal

Transparency

As part of the Commission’s commitment to transparency, Commissioners and their members of Cabinet publish information on meetings held with organisations or self-employed individuals.

In line with the Commission's Code of Conduct for Members of the Commission, each Commissioner publishes a Declaration of Interests.

signed, authentic version is published at the bottom of this page.

machine-readable version of all Declarations is also published. This is in line with the requirements of the Code of Conduct.

The Declarations of Interests follow the requirements set out in Article 3 and in Annex 1 of the new Code of Conduct for Commissioners.

Biography

  1. 2019 - present
    European Commission Vice-President for Promoting our European Way of Life
  2. 2015-2019
    Deputy Director-General, Directorate-General for Communication, European Commission
  3. 2014-2019
    Chief Spokesperson, European Commission
  4. 2013-2014
    Resident Director in Athens – Head of Greece Operations, European Commission
  5. 2010-2013
    Deputy Head of the Bureau of European Policy Advisers, European Commission
  6. 2007-2009
    Member of the European Parliament
  7. 2004-2007
    Head of Cabinet to Commissioner Markos Kyprianou, responsible for Health and Consumer Protection
  8. 1999-2004
    Deputy Head of Cabinet to Commission Vice-President Loyola de Palacio, responsible for Transport, Energy and Relations with the European Parliament
  9. 1993-1994
    Member of Cabinet to Commissioners Matutes and Oreja (successively)
1 DECEMBER 2019
Margaritis Schinas's biography
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Declaration of interests

6 FEBRUARY 2024
Declaration of interests - Margaritis Schinas