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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 2012 until 31 March 2013 (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 2012 jusqu'au 31 mars 2013, 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 - 79 KB [79 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 - 83 KB [83 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
Curriculum vitae tiff - 2 MB [2 MB] - Declaration on the honour tiff - 87 KB [87 KB]
M. John MONKS
Conseil du Président sur les politiques sociales et le dialogue social au niveau européen.
Curriculum vitae pdf - 22 KB [22 KB] - Declaration on the honour tiff - 75 KB [75 KB]

Cabinet: ASHTON

Special Adviser

Mission as stated in the contract

Mr Robert COOPER
(from 1/10/2012)
To advise the High Representative in Foreign Affairs primarily with regard to Myanmar.
Curriculum vitae pdf - 131 KB [131 KB] - Declaration on the honour tiff - 86 KB [86 KB]

Cabinet: REDING

Special Adviser

Mission as stated in the contract

Dr Gerhard BENN-IBLERTo advise the Vice-President on EU Justice policies with a particular focus on the ongoing reforms in programme countries of the European Union.
Curriculum vitae tiff - 93 KB [93 KB] - Declaration on the honour tiff - 88 KB [88 KB]
Mme Bénédicte FAUVARQUE-COSSONAdvice on strategic issues for developing European civil law and EU citizenship.
Curriculum vitae pdf - 70 KB [70 KB] - Declaration on the honour jpeg - 509 KB [509 KB]
Professor Christian VON BARAdvice on strategic issues for developing European contract law.
Curriculum vitae tiff - 227 KB [227 KB] - Declaration on the honour tiff - 96 KB [96 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 - 110 KB [110 KB] - Declaration on the honour tiff - 97 KB [97 KB]
Prof. Dr. Carl Otto LENZConseiller la Vice-présidente Reding sur les matières juridiques relevant de sa fonction.
Curriculum vitae tiff - 135 KB [135 KB] - Declaration on the honour tiff - 80 KB [80 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 - 50 KB [50 KB] - Declaration on the honour tiff - 82 KB [82 KB]
Mr Xavier VIVES TORRENTSGeneral assistance to the Vice-President on Antitrust issues.
Curriculum vitae tiff - 551 KB [551 KB] - Declaration on the honour tiff - 73 KB [73 KB]
Mr Luis BERENGUERGeneral assistance to the Vice-President on competition issues.
Curriculum vitae tiff - 44 KB [44 KB] - Declaration on the honour tiff - 143 KB [143 KB]

Cabinet: KALLAS

Special Adviser

Mission as stated in the contract

M. Claude CHÊNETo advise VP Kallas on transport issues in general with emphasis on aviation.
Curriculum vitae tiff - 50 KB [50 KB] - Declaration on the honour tiff - 79 KB [79 KB]
M. Richard BOOMERTo advise VP Kallas on transport financing issues and urban mobility.
Curriculum vitae pdf - 120 KB [120 KB] - Declaration on the honour tiff - 73 KB [73 KB]
Ms. Meglena KUNEVATo advise VP Kallas on passenger rights and consumer protection issues.
Curriculum vitae tiff - 108 KB [108 KB] - Declaration on the honour tiff - 628 KB [628 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 - 79 KB [79 KB]
Mrs Magda ANTONIOLITo advise the Vice-President in tourism economics.
Curriculum vitae pdf - 185 KB [185 KB] - Declaration on the honour tiff - 80 KB [80 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 - 76 KB [76 KB]
Mr Marco LISI
(from 1/10/2012)
Conseiller le Vice-président en matière de politique européenne de l'espace.
Curriculum vitae tiff - 2 MB [2 MB] - Declaration on the honour tiff - 85 KB [85 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 - 97 KB [97 KB] - Declaration on the honour tiff - 85 KB [85 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]
Mr Clive BERGEL
(from 1/10/2012)
Advice on EU economic policy and governance issues (Support Group for Portugal).
Curriculum vitae tiff - 123 KB [123 KB] - Declaration on the honour tiff - 205 KB [205 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 - 62 KB [62 KB] - Declaration on the honour tiff - 72 KB [72 KB]

Cabinet: PIEBALGS

Special Adviser

Mission as stated in the contract

MR Albert BRESSAND
(from 1/10/2012)
To assist with policy work and research at the interface between socio-economic development and the natural resources sphere. In particular, to assist in policy analysis regarding the role the EU can play in helping developing countries that are becoming new producers develop hydrocarbon and energy resources responsibly and sustainably, in manners avoiding the "resource curse" and consistent with the EU long term vision regarding development objectives and the energy transition.
Curriculum vitae pdf - 53 KB [53 KB] - Declaration on the honour pdf - 31 KB [31 KB]
MR Patrick GUILLAUMONT
(from 1/10/2012)
Advisory work on aid allocation and effectiveness.
Curriculum vitae tiff - 2 MB [2 MB] - Declaration on the honour pdf - 97 KB [97 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 pdf - 48 KB [48 KB] - Declaration on the honour tiff - 325 KB [325 KB]
M. Antonio VITORINOModeration of a stakeholder dialogue on private copying.
Curriculum vitae tiff - 119 KB [119 KB] - Delaration on the honour tiff - 99 KB [99 KB]
Mr Bertrand CARSINConseiller le Commissaire en matière de politique de commande publique.
Curriculum vitae tiff - 153 KB [153 KB] - Delaration on the honour tiff - 72 KB [72 KB]

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 pdf - 220 KB [220 KB] - Declaration on the honour tiff - 76 KB [76 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 jpeg - 517 KB [517 KB]

Cabinet: SEMETA

Special Adviser

Mission as stated in the contract

Mr. Jeffrey OWENSTo 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 - 116 KB [116 KB] - Declaration on the honour tiff - 75 KB [75 KB]
Mr. Ian WALTON-GEORGETo 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 - 98 KB [98 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 - 16 KB [16 KB] - Declaration on the honour tiff - 86 KB [86 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 - 15 KB [15 KB] - Declaration on the honour tiff - 76 KB [76 KB]

Cabinet: BORG

Special Adviser

Mission as stated in the contract

Mr. Mark SAMMUT
(from 28/11/2012)
To advise the Commissioner on e-health in the context of the sustainability of health systems.
Curriculum vitae tiff - 272 KB [272 KB] - Declaration on the honour pdf - 48 KB [48 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 pdf - 11 KB [11 KB] - Declaration on the honour jpeg - 978 KB [978 KB]
M. Witold ORLOWSKITo provide advice on economics of EU integration with special focus on macroeconomic policy and transition economies; advice on the development of EU policies; contribution to the Commissioner's speeches and conference presentations
Curriculum vitae tiff - 371 KB [371 KB] - Declaration on the honour pdf - 590 KB [590 KB]

Cabinet: DAMANAKI

Special Adviser

Mission as stated in the contract

Mr Nikos E. PAPADAKISTo 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 - 2 MB [2 MB] - Declaration on the honour pdf - 68 KB [68 KB]
Mr Pierre-Yves COUSTEAU
(from 1/10/2012)
To advise the Commissioner on issues related to fisheries policy, marine protected areas, maritime areas economic diversification, conservation of aquatic.
Curriculum vitae tiff - 86 KB [86 KB] - Declaration on the honour tiff - 86 KB [86 KB]

Cabinet: GEORGIEVA

Special Adviser

Mission as stated in the contract

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 - 656 KB [656 KB] - Declaration on the honour tiff - 80 KB [80 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 tiff - 45 KB [45 KB] - Declaration on the honour tiff - 79 KB [79 KB]

Cabinet: HAHN

Special Adviser

Mission as stated in the contract

M. Werner CLEMENT
To advise the Commissioner on the reform of cohesion policy as well as the preparation of the negotiations with Member States and regions on the future programming and on the implementation of cohesion policy, in particular in Member States experiencing or threatened with serious difficulties with respect to their financial stability.
Curriculum vitae pdf - 54 KB [54 KB] - Declaration on the honour tiff - 74 KB [74 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 - 39 KB [39 KB] - Declaration on the honour tiff - 73 KB [73 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 and to act as the Chairman of Regio Starts jury.
Curriculum vitae tiff - 141 KB [141 KB] - Declaration on the honour tiff - 75 KB [75 KB]


Cabinet: HEDEGAARD

Special Adviser

Mission as stated in the contract

Mr Lars HOELGAARDTo advise the Commissioner on on-going reform of environmental/climate action dimensions on Common Agricultural Policy reform in the context of the Multi-annual Financial Framework in particular.
Curriculum vitae tiff - 130 KB [130 KB] - Declaration on the honour tiff - 84 KB [84 KB]
Ms Farhana YAMINTo advise the Commissioner on UN Climate negotiations, and specifically on building links with Least Developed Countries & Small Island Developing States.
Curriculum vitae tiff - 477 KB [477 KB] - Declaration on the honour tiff - 79 KB [79 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 tiff - 66 KB [66 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 tiff - 236 KB [236 KB] - Declaration on the honour tiff - 89 KB [89 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 - 243 KB [243 KB] - Declaration on the honour tiff - 75 KB [75 KB]
MR Martin HIRSCH
(from 1/10/2012)
To advise the Commissioner on support to social policy reform with a particular emphasis on social innovation and policy experimentation.
Curriculum vitae tiff - 76 KB [76 KB] - Declaration on the honour tiff - 99 KB [99 KB]

Cabinet: MALMSTRÖM

Special Adviser

Mission as stated in the contract

Ms Anna TERRÓN CUSÍ
(from 1/10/2012)
To advise the Commissioner notably on migration and mobility issues in relation with North Africa.
Curriculum vitae tiff - 128 KB [128 KB] - Declaration on the honour tiff - 91 KB [91 KB]

Cabinet: CIOLOS

Special Adviser

Mission as stated in the contract

Mme Marjorie JOUEN
(from 1/10/2012)
Preparation of the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy.
Curriculum vitae tiff - 270 KB [270 KB] - Declaration on the honour tiff - 91 KB [91 KB]
Mr Cees VEERMAN
(from 1/10/2012)
Preparation of the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy.
Curriculum vitae tiff - 50 KB [50 KB] - Declaration on the honour tiff - 107 KB [107 KB]
Mr Dirk AHNER
(from 1/10/2012)
Preparation of the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy.
Curriculum vitae tiff - 49 KB [49 KB] - Declaration on the honour tiff - 90 KB [90 KB]
Mr Bertrand HERVIEU
(from 1/10/2012)
Preparation of the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy.
Curriculum vitae tiff - 101 KB [101 KB] - Declaration on the honour tiff - 93 KB [93 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 tiff - 84 KB [84 KB]
Mme Caroline MAWHOOD pdf - 77 KB [77 KB] External Member of the Audit Progress Committee.
Curriculum vitae pdf - 48 KB [48 KB] - Declaration on the honour tiff - 73 KB [73 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 - 93 KB [93 KB] - Declaration on the honour tiff - 75 KB [75 KB]
Dr Renate JAEGERPrésident du Conseil de Discipline.
Curriculum vitae tiff - 52 KB [52 KB] - Declaration on the honour pdf - 451 KB [451 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