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Special Advisers to the President and Members of the European Commission

This list concerns the names of the Special Advisers to the President and Commissioners of the European Commission appointed on 1 April 2011 until 31 March 2012 (unless otherwise indicated) in accordance with the Staff Regulations of Officials and the Conditions of Employment of Other Servants of the European Union [1], and in particular Articles 5, 123 and 124 of the Conditions of Employment of Other Servants, as well as the Rules Governing Special Advisers[4]. The signature of a declaration on the honour of no conflict of interest between the duties of Special Adviser to the Commission and other activities has been made a condition for the conclusion of contracts.

The present list is published on basis of Regulation (EC) N° 1049/2001[2].

CONSEILLERS SPECIAUX AUPRES DES COMMISSAIRES

(Contrats du 1 er avril 2011 jusqu'au 31 mars 2012, sauf indication contraire)

Conseillers spéciaux non institutionnels


Cabinet: Président

Special Adviser

Mission as stated in the contract

S.E. José CUTILEIRO (Ambassadeur)

Travaux d'analyse et de prospective en faveur du Président dans le domaine de la PESC, en particulier pour la Région des Balkans et dans le contexte du Traité de Lisbonne.
Curriculum vitae pdf - 86 KB [86 KB] - Declaration on the honour tiff - 80 KB [80 KB]

M. José Manuel de Morais BRIOSA E GALA

Conseiller le Président pour les questions africaines et du développement dans le contexte du G8.
Curriculum vitae pdf - 175 KB [175 KB] - Declaration on the honour tiff - 82 KB [82 KB]

Prof. Dusan SIDJANSKITravaux d'analyse et de prospective en faveur du Président : questions liées aux valeurs de l'UE notamment dans le contexte de la politique de voisinage, questions institutionnelles, la crise financière et ses répercussions
Curriculum vitae tiff - 2 MB [2 MB] - Declaration on the honour tiff - 83 KB [83 KB]
M. John MONKS
(à partir du 20/05/2011)
Conseil du Président sur les politiques sociales et le dialogue social au niveau européen.
Curriculum vitae tiff - 23 KB [23 KB] - Declaration on the honour tiff - 81 KB [81 KB]

Cabinet: REDING

Special Adviser

Mission as stated in the contract

Mrs Ana PALACIOAdvice on strategic issues for developping the European area of Justice and Fundamental Rights.
Curriculum vitae pdf - 33 KB [33 KB] - Declaration on the honour pdf - 475 KB [475 KB]
M. Charles ELSENConseiller la Vice-présidente en matière de droit pénal, y compris dans le cadre de la préparation et du suivi des initiatives de la Commission dans ce domaine.
Curriculum vitae tiff - 117 KB [117 KB] - Declaration on the honour tiff - 80 KB [80 KB]
Mme Bénédicte FAUVARQUE-COSSONAdvice on strategic issues for developping the European area of Justice and Fundamental Rights.
Curriculum vitae pdf - 70 KB [70 KB] - Declaration on the honour pdf - 141 KB [141 KB]
Professor Christian VON BARAdvice on strategic issues for developping the European area of Justice and Fundamental Rights.
Curriculum vitae pdf - 17 KB [17 KB] - Declaration on the honour pdf - 26 KB [26 KB]
M. Alfonso MATTERA RICIGLIANOFournir une collaboration dans les domaines suivants : Droit communautaire; Histoire de l'intégration européenne; Citoyenneté européenne; Droits fondamentaux et valeurs de l'Union européenne.
Curriculum vitae pdf - 115 KB [115 KB] - Declaration on the honour tiff - 88 KB [88 KB]
Prof. Dr. Carl Otto LENZConseiller la Vice-présidente Reding sur les matières juridiques relevant de sa fonction.
Curriculum vitae pdf - 228 KB [228 KB] - Declaration on the honour tiff - 75 KB [75 KB]

Cabinet: ALMUNIA

Special Adviser

Mission as stated in the contract

M. Francisco SANTAOLALLAGeneral assistance to the Vice-President on State Aid issues.
Curriculum vitae tiff - 41 KB [41 KB] - Declaration on the honour tiff - 86 KB [86 KB]
Mr Xavier VIVES TORRENTSGeneral assistance to the Vice-President on Antitrust issues.
Curriculum vitae tiff - 276 KB [276 KB] - Declaration on the honour tiff - 69 KB [69 KB]
Mr Luis BERENGUER
(from 1/10/2011)
General assistance to the Vice-President on competition issues.
Curriculum vitae tiff - 41 KB [41 KB] - Declaration on the honour tiff - 70 KB [70 KB]

Cabinet: KALLAS

Special Adviser

Mission as stated in the contract

M. Claude CHÊNETo advise Vice-President Kallas on transport issues in general with emphasis on aviation.
Curriculum vitae tiff - 32 KB [32 KB] - Declaration on the honour tiff - 75 KB [75 KB]
M. Richard BOOMERTo advise Vice-President Kallas on transport financing issues and urban mobility.
Curriculum vitae tiff - 101 KB [101 KB] - Declaration on the honour tiff - 75 KB [75 KB]
Ms. Meglena KUNEVATo advise Vice-President Kallas on passenger rights and consumer protection issues.
Curriculum vitae tiff - 90 KB [90 KB] - Declaration on the honour tiff - 81 KB [81 KB]

Cabinet: TAJANI

Special Adviser

Mission as stated in the contract

Mr. Jas GAWRONSKIFournir des avis au Vice Président en matière de politique communautaire et, en particulier, de politique de communication et des médias.
Curriculum vitae pdf - 65 KB [65 KB] - Declaration on the honour tiff - 78 KB [78 KB]
Mrs Magda ANTONIOLITo advise the Vice-President in tourism economics.
Curriculum vitae pdf - 185 KB [185 KB] - Declaration on the honour tiff - 96 KB [96 KB] pdf - 83 KB [83 KB]
Mr Sandro MENICHELLITo advise the Vice-President in the field of security and industry.
Curriculum vitae pdf - 107 KB [107 KB] - Declaration on the honour tiff - 63 KB [63 KB]
Mr Paolo BERROTo advise the Vice-President in the field of Enterprise and disabilities.
Curriculum vitae tiff - 248 KB [248 KB] - Declaration on the honour tiff - 77 KB [77 KB]

Cabinet: ŠEFČOVIČ

Special Adviser

Mission as stated in the contract

Mr Paolo PONZANOTo provide the VP and the Commission with institutional expertise and experience on all matters related to the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty and its implementation; To ensure the coordination of the book "History of the Commission".
Curriculum vitae tiff - 254 KB [254 KB] - Declaration on the honour tiff - 80 KB [80 KB]

Cabinet: POTOČNIK

Special Adviser

Mission as stated in the contract

Prof. Dr. Frieder MEYER-KRAHMERTo advise the Commissioner in a personal capacity on resource efficiency and eco-innovation.
Curriculum vitae tiff - 104 KB [104 KB] - Declaration on the honour tiff - 91 KB [91 KB]

Cabinet: REHN

Special Adviser

Mission as stated in the contract

Mr Horst REICHENBACH
from 1/09/2011)
Head of the Task Force for Greece.
Curriculum vitae pdf - 9 KB [9 KB] - Declaration on the honour tiff - 66 KB [66 KB]
Mr Joly DIXON
(from 1/11/2011)
Technical support and advice to the Task Force for Greece.
Curriculum vitae pdf - 8 KB [8 KB] - Declaration on the honour tiff - 68 KB [68 KB]
Mr Tom DE BRUIJN
(from 1/02/2012)
Technical support and advice to the Task Force for Greece.
Curriculum vitae pdf - 213 KB [213 KB] - Declaration on the honour tiff - 68 KB [68 KB]
Mr Hervé CARRE
(from 4/11/2011)

Advice on EU economic policy and governance issues (Support Group for Portugal).
Curriculum vitae pdf - 59 KB [59 KB] - Declaration on the honour tiff - 73 KB [73 KB]

Mr Bertrand CARSIN
(from 1/02/2012)

Advice on EU economic policy and governance issues (Support Group for Portugal) .
Curriculum vitae tiff - 76 KB [76 KB] - Declaration on the honour tiff - 72 KB [72 KB]


Cabinet: PIEBALGS

Special Adviser

Mission as stated in the contract

Mr Antonio Jorge VIEGAS DE VASCONCELOSTo advise the Commissioner on a new initiative on a sustainable development policy.
Curriculum vitae tiff - 124 KB [124 KB] - Declaration on the honour tiff - 131 KB [131 KB]
Mr. Yves MENYTo advise the Commisioner on next financial perspectives and institutional issues arising from Lisbon Treaty.
Curriculum vitae tiff - 505 KB [505 KB] - Delaration on the honour tiff - 71 KB [71 KB]

Cabinet: BARNIER

Special Adviser

Mission as stated in the contract

M. Philippe HERZOGConseiller le Commissaire sur les différentes initiatives à prendre pour une relance du marché intérieur.
Curriculum vitae tiff - 68 KB [68 KB] - Declaration on the honour tiff - 76 KB [76 KB]
M. Pedro SOLBES MIRAMise en œuvre de la stratégie EU2020 pour les régions ultrapériphériques et le marché intérieur.
Curriculum vitae tiff - 59 KB [59 KB] - Delaration on the honour

Cabinet: VASSILIOU

Special Adviser

Mission as stated in the contract

M. Jean-Claude EECKHOUTTravaux du "Comité de suivi" sur l'histoire interne de la Commission; Relations avec la "Fondation Jean Monnet pour l'Europe" (Lausanne).
Curriculum vitae - Declaration on the honour tiff - 75 KB [75 KB]
Mme Odile QUINTINSuivi et représentation de la Commission au Haut Conseil de l'Institut Universitaire Européen de Florence et développement de l'Agenda culturel européen notamment son volet externe.
Curriculum vitae pdf - 68 KB [68 KB] - Declaration on the honour tiff - 109 KB [109 KB]

Cabinet: SEMETA

Special Adviser

Mission as stated in the contract

Mr. Jeffrey OWENS
(from 1/02/2012)
To advise the Commissioner on issues related to Tax Policy agenda. To help preparing the meetings of the Tax Policy Group in close cooperation with the Cabinet of the Commissioner and DG TAXUD services. To help preparing strategic initiatives in Taxation area for 2012.
Curriculum vitae tiff - 72 KB [72 KB] - Declaration on the honour pdf - 44 KB [44 KB]
Mr. Ian WALTON-GEORGE
(from 1/10/2011)
To advise the Commissioner on following matters: implementation of the Eastern Border Action Plan and the Commission Anti-Fraud Strategy; new MFF proposals for Pericles and Hercule; anti-counterfeiting policy; re-organisation of OLAF.
Curriculum vitae tiff - 156 KB [156 KB] - Declaration on the honour tiff - 72 KB [72 KB]

Cabinet: DE GUCHT

Special Adviser

Mission as stated in the contract

M. Jean-Claude DESCHAMPSSpecial Adviser to the Commissioner on China-related issues. To help preparing the meetings/seminars of the "Network of experts on the Chinese economy" in close cooperation with the Cabinet of the Commissioner and DG Trade services.
Curriculum vitae pdf - 17 KB [17 KB] - Declaration on the honour jpeg - 516 KB [516 KB]
Mme Alicia GARCÍA-HERREROSpecial Adviser to the Commissioner on China-related issues. To help preparing the meetings/seminars of the "Network of experts on the Chinese economy" in close cooperation with the Cabinet of the Commissioner and DG Trade services.
Curriculum vitae pdf - 16 KB [16 KB] - Declaration on the honour tiff - 81 KB [81 KB]

Cabinet: DALLI

Special Adviser

Mission as stated in the contract

Mr. Mark SAMMUT
(from 1/10/2011)
To advise the Commissioner on e-health in the context of the sustainability of health systems.
Curriculum vitae tiff - 414 KB [414 KB] - Declaration on the honour tiff - 70 KB [70 KB]

Cabinet: LEWANDOWSKI

Special Adviser

Mission as stated in the contract

M. Alan MAYHEWTo provide advice on EU economic policy, governance issues and EU Neighbourhood policy, to provide policy advice on budget policy and its future; policy advice on the integration of cohesion policy with objectives of Europe 2020, contribution to the Commissioner's speeches and conference presentations.
Curriculum vitae tiff - 58 KB [58 KB] - Declaration on the honour tiff - 70 KB [70 KB]
M. Witold ORLOWSKITo provide advice on economics of EU integration with special focus on macroeconomic policy and transtion economies; advice on the development of EU policies; contribution to the Commissioner's speeches and conference presentations
Curriculum vitae tiff - 67 KB [67 KB] - Declaration on the honour tiff - 69 KB [69 KB]

Cabinet: DAMANAKI

Special Adviser

Mission as stated in the contract

Mr Nikos E. PAPADAKIS
(end on 3/08/2011)
To advise the Commissioner on issues related to EU Policy agenda, tools and procedures, Institutional & Capacity Building, Public Policies and Reforms in HRM & HRD, Public Health & Primal Care, Citizens' Rights, Training.
Curriculum vitae tiff - 156 KB [156 KB] - Declaration on the honour tiff - 74 KB [74 KB]
M. Aristeidis DOXIADIS
(from 1/10/2011)
To advise the Commissioner on issues related to EU Policy agenda, European integration, macroeconomic and monetary policy and structural policies.
Curriculum vitae tiff - 127 KB [127 KB] - Declaration on the honour pdf - 164 KB [164 KB]

Cabinet: GEORGIEVA

Special Adviser

Mission as stated in the contract

Mme Mila GEORGIEVA-GROZDEVAStrategic and analytical advice and support to the Commissioner on issues of International Humanitarian Law and transparency of procedures.
Curriculum vitae tiff - 572 KB [572 KB] - Declaration on the honour tiff - 76 KB [76 KB]
M. Encho GOSPODINOVStrategic and analytical advice and support on issues of international cooperation and on the development of the European Voluntary Humanitarian Aid Corps.
Curriculum vitae tiff - 881 KB [881 KB] - Declaration on the honour tiff - 93 KB [93 KB]
Mr. Manolis MAVROMMATIS

Strategic advice and support to the Commissioner on the International aspects of Humanitarian assistance and civil protection including on the preparation and follow up of related initiatives by the Commission.
Curriculum vitae tiff - 200 KB [200 KB] - Declaration on the honour tiff - 77 KB [77 KB]



Cabinet: OETTINGER

Special Adviser

Mission as stated in the contract

Dr Kurt J. LAUKTo advise the Commissioner on Energy issues with the United States.
Curriculum vitae pdf - 50 KB [50 KB] - Declaration on the honour pdf - 232 KB [232 KB]
Prof. Dieter HELM
(end on 21/11/2011)
Special Adviser to the Commissioner for Europeanization of energy policy and the Energy Roadmap 2050.
Curriculum vitae tiff - 695 KB [695 KB] - Declaration on the honour tiff - 117 KB [117 KB]

Cabinet: HAHN

Special Adviser

Mission as stated in the contract

M. Fabrizio BARCA
(end on 23/11/2011)
To provide advice on the reform of cohesion policy, provide arguments, economic analysis, advice on the alignment of the cohesion policy and Europe 2020, advice on the organisation of roundtables.
Curriculum vitae tiff - 100 KB [100 KB] - Declaration on the honour tiff - 70 KB [70 KB]
M. Philip McCANNTo provide advice on the reform of cohesion policy, provide arguments, economic analysis, advice on the alignment of cohesion policy and Europe 2020.
Curriculum vitae pdf - 30 KB [30 KB] - Declaration on the honour tiff - 68 KB [68 KB]
M. Luc VAN DEN BRANDE

To advise the Commissioner on how to strengthen the role of regions, cities and municipalities in cohesion policy in general and in the implementation of the Europe 2020 strategy in particular, with a special emphasis on multilevel governance.
Curriculum vitae tiff - 124 KB [124 KB] - Declaration on the honour tiff - 73 KB [73 KB]


Cabinet: HEDEGAARD

Special Adviser

Mission as stated in the contract

Mr. Christian Friis BACH
(end on 19/10/2011)
To advise Commissioner on Climate & Development issues, with special regard to United Nations work in this field
Curriculum vitae tiff - 213 KB [213 KB] - Declaration on the honour tiff - 83 KB [83 KB]

Cabinet: ANDOR

Special Adviser

Mission as stated in the contract

M. Graham MEADOWSTo advise the Commissioner and his Cabinet on matters related to the European Social Fund
Curriculum vitae pdf - 61 KB [61 KB] - Declaration on the honour tiff - 71 KB [71 KB]
M. Martin KOVATSTo advise the Commissioner and his Cabinet on inclusion policy issues in particular on Roma people integration
Curriculum vitae pdf - 343 KB [343 KB] - Declaration on the honour tiff - 69 KB [69 KB]
Prof. Dr. h.c. Christa RANDZIO-PLATHTo advise the Commissioner and his Cabinet on employment-friendly taxation and on gender related labour issues
Curriculum vitae tiff - 246 KB [246 KB] - Declaration on the honour tiff - 70 KB [70 KB]

Cabinet: CIOLOS

Special Adviser

Mission as stated in the contract

M. Josef SCHMIDHUBERPréparation de la réforme de la Politique Agricole Commune.
Curriculum vitae pdf - 79 KB [79 KB] - Declaration on the honour
M. Csaba CSAKIPréparation de la réforme de la Politique Agricole Commune.
Curriculum vitae pdf - 99 KB [99 KB] - Declaration on the honour tiff - 139 KB [139 KB]
Mme Wanda CHMIELEWSKA-GILLPréparation de la réforme de la Politique Agricole Commune.
Curriculum vitae - Declaration on the honour tiff - 78 KB [78 KB]

Conseillers spéciaux institutionnels

Cabinet: PRESIDENT

Special Adviser

Mission as stated in the contract

M. Jean-Jacques PICARDMembre externe du Comité de Suivi des Audits.
Curriculum vitae tiff - 171 KB [171 KB] - Declaration on the honour pdf - 584 KB [584 KB]
Mme Caroline MAWHOOD pdf - 77 KB [77 KB] Membre externe du Comité de Suivi des Audits
Curriculum vitae pdf - 49 KB [49 KB] - Declaration on the honour tiff - 67 KB [67 KB]

Cabinet: ŠEFČOVIČ

Special Adviser

Mission as stated in the contract

M. Jan O. KARLSSONPrésident de l'Instance spécialisée en matière financière (PIF - Panel Irrégularités Financières).
Curriculum vitae tiff - 63 KB [63 KB] - Declaration on the honour tiff - 76 KB [76 KB]
Dr Renate JAEGERPrésidente du Conseil de Discipline.
Curriculum vitae pdf - 59 KB [59 KB] - Declaration on the honour pdf - 112 KB [112 KB]

[1]Staff Regulations of Officials and the Conditions of Employment of Other Servants of the European Union

[2]Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001of the European Parliament and of the Council of 30 May 2001 regarding public access to European Parliament, Council and Commission documents

[3]Annex to the Declaration on the honour pdf - 387 KB [387 KB] français (fr) – Applicable Staff Regulations; Conditions of Employment of Other Servants of the European Union (in English and French)

[4]Rules governing Special Advisers C(2007)6655 of 19.12.2007, and its annexes

Commission civil service