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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 2013 until 31 March 2014 (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 2013 jusqu'au 31 mars 2014, 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 - 97 KB [97 KB]
M. José Manuel de Morais BRIOSA E GALAConseiller le Président pour les questions africaines et du développement dans le contexte du G8.
Curriculum vitae tiff - 177 KB [177 KB] - Declaration on the honour tiff - 78 KB [78 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 - 108 KB [108 KB] - Declaration on the honour tiff - 107 KB [107 KB]
M. John MONKSConseil du Président sur les politiques sociales et le dialogue social au niveau européen.
Curriculum vitae tiff - 95 KB [95 KB] - Declaration on the honour tiff - 82 KB [82 KB]

Cabinet: ASHTON

Special Adviser

Mission as stated in the contract

Mr Robert COOPERTo advise the High Representative in Foreign Affairs primarily with regard to Myanmar.
Curriculum vitae tiff - 135 KB [135 KB] - Declaration on the honour tiff - 77 KB [77 KB]

Cabinet: REDING

Special Adviser

Mission as stated in the contract

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 tiff - 97 KB [97 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 - 79 KB [79 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 - 107 KB [107 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 - 107 KB [107 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 - 46 KB [46 KB] - Declaration on the honour tiff - 115 KB [115 KB]
Mr Xavier VIVES TORRENTSGeneral assistance to the Vice-President on Antitrust issues.
Curriculum vitae tiff - 670 KB [670 KB] - Declaration on the honour tiff - 95 KB [95 KB]
Mr Luis BERENGUERGeneral assistance to the Vice-President on competition issues.
Curriculum vitae tiff - 51 KB [51 KB] - Declaration on the honour tiff - 93 KB [93 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 - 45 KB [45 KB] - Declaration on the honour tiff - 96 KB [96 KB]
M. Richard BOOMERTo advise VP Kallas on transport financing issues and urban mobility.
Curriculum vitae tiff - 216 KB [216 KB] - Declaration on the honour tiff - 96 KB [96 KB]
Ms. Meglena KUNEVATo advise VP Kallas on passenger rights and consumer protection issues.
Curriculum vitae tiff - 114 KB [114 KB] - Declaration on the honour tiff - 97 KB [97 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 - 94 KB [94 KB]
Mrs Magda ANTONIOLITo advise the Vice-President in tourism economics.
Curriculum vitae pdf - 185 KB [185 KB] - Declaration on the honour tiff - 97 KB [97 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 - 80 KB [80 KB]
Mr Marco LISIConseiller le Vice-président en matière de politique européenne de l'espace.
Curriculum vitae tiff - 2 MB [2 MB] - Declaration on the honour tiff - 91 KB [91 KB]
Mr Roberto BETTARINITo advise the Vice-President in the preparation and coordination for missions for growth
Curriculum vitae tiff - 137 KB [137 KB] - Declaration on the honour tiff - 103 KB [103 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]
Mr Servé DOLMANSIndependent medical personal advice to the members of the College
Curricum vitae pdf - 32 KB [32 KB] - Declaration on the honour tiff - 113 KB [113 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 - 8 KB [8 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 - 7 KB [7 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 - 57 KB [57 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 tiff - 143 KB [143 KB] - Declaration on the honour tiff - 72 KB [72 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 Jürgen KRÖGER
(from 16/10/2013)
Advice on EU economic policy and governance issues (Support Group for Portugal).
Curriculum vitae pdf - 10 KB [10 KB] - Declaration on the honour pdf - 61 KB [61 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 - 67 KB [67 KB] - Declaration on the honour tiff - 159 KB [159 KB]

Cabinet: PIEBALGS

Special Adviser

Mission as stated in the contract

MR Albert BRESSANDTo provide advice on international governance and developement issues associated with long term strategic development objectives notably as related to the 'post-2015' reflection on Sustainable Development Goals and Millenium Development Goals.
Curriculum vitae pdf - 47 KB [47 KB] - Declaration on the honour tiff - 86 KB [86 KB]
MR Patrick GUILLAUMONTAdvisory work on aid allocation and effectiveness.
Curriculum vitae tiff - 2 MB [2 MB] - Declaration on the honour tiff - 88 KB [88 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 - 173 KB [173 KB] - Declaration on the honour tiff - 106 KB [106 KB]
M. Philippe MAYSTADTConseiller le Commissaire sur les différentes initiatives à prendre sur le renforcement de la contribution européenne aux institutions de normalisation comptable et l'amélioration de leur gouvernance.
Curriculum vitae pdf - 97 KB [97 KB] français (fr) - Delaration on the honour tiff - 108 KB [108 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 - 93 KB [93 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 - 92 KB [92 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 tiff - 91 KB [91 KB] - Declaration on the honour tiff - 104 KB [104 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 tiff - 60 KB [60 KB] - Declaration on the honour tiff - 105 KB [105 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 - 80 KB [80 KB] - Declaration on the honour tiff - 87 KB [87 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 - 208 KB [208 KB] - Declaration on the honour tiff - 89 KB [89 KB]

Cabinet: DAMANAKI

Special Adviser

Mission as stated in the contract

M. Jörgen HOLMQUISTTo represent the Commission as Chairman of the Administrative Board of the European Fisheries Control Agency (EFCA).
Curriculum vitae tiff - 50 KB [50 KB] - Declaration on the honour tiff - 97 KB [97 KB]

Cabinet: GEORGIEVA

Special Adviser

Mission as stated in the contract

M. Encho GOSPODINOVStrategic and analytical advice and support on issues of international cooperation in the area of disaster management and humanitarian aid and on the development of the European Voluntary Humanitarian Aid Corps.
Curriculum vitae tiff - 780 KB [780 KB] - Declaration on the honour tiff - 98 KB [98 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 - 94 KB [94 KB]
M. Jean-François VINOISTo advise the Commissioner on internal as well as external energy issues.
Curriculum vitae tiff - 69 KB [69 KB] - Declaration on the honour tiff - 109 KB [109 KB]

Cabinet: HAHN

Special Adviser

Mission as stated in the contract

M. Werner CLEMENTTo 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 - 89 KB [89 KB]
M. Luc VAN DEN BRANDETo 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 - 165 KB [165 KB] - Declaration on the honour tiff - 99 KB [99 KB]

Cabinet: HEDEGAARD

Special Adviser

Mission as stated in the contract

Mr Lars HOELGAARDSpecially advise the Commissioner on ongoing reform of environmental / climate action dimensions on Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) reform in the context of the Multi-annual Financial Framework 2014-2020 and its follow-up. Advise also on biomass / biofuel issues/policies.
Curriculum vitae tiff - 134 KB [134 KB] - Declaration on the honour tiff - 93 KB [93 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 - 78 KB [78 KB] - Declaration on the honour tiff - 129 KB [129 KB]
M. Martin KOVATSTo advise the Commissioner and his Cabinet on inclusion policy issues in particular on Roma people integration.
Curriculum vitae tiff - 94 KB [94 KB] - Declaration on the honour tiff - 110 KB [110 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 - 133 KB [133 KB] - Declaration on the honour tiff - 97 KB [97 KB]
MR Martin HIRSCHTo advise the Commissioner on support to social policy reform with a particular emphasis on social innovation and policy experimentation.
Curriculum vitae tiff - 84 KB [84 KB] - Declaration on the honour tiff - 99 KB [99 KB]
MR João António GOMES PROENCA
(from 1/10/2013)
To inform and advise the Commissioner and his Cabinet, and when appropriate, the President, on matters pertaining to social dialogue at national and EU levels; this could include contacts with trade unions and employers as appropriate, could be related to the role of industrial relations in a particular Member State or to a specific topic.
Curriculum vitae pdf - 2 MB [2 MB] - Declaration on the honour pdf - 652 KB [652 KB]

Cabinet: MALMSTRÖM

Special Adviser

Mission as stated in the contract

Ms Anna TERRÓN CUSÍTo advise the Commissioner notably on migration and mobility issues in relation with North Africa.
Curriculum vitae tiff - 127 KB [127 KB] - Declaration on the honour tiff - 89 KB [89 KB]

Cabinet: CIOLOS

Special Adviser

Mission as stated in the contract

Mme Marjorie JOUEN Preparation of the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy.
Curriculum vitae tiff - 60 KB [60 KB] - Declaration on the honour tiff - 91 KB [91 KB]
Mr Cees VEERMANPreparation of the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy.
Curriculum vitae tiff - 50 KB [50 KB] - Declaration on the honour tiff - 89 KB [89 KB]
Mr Dirk AHNERPreparation 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 Preparation of the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy.
Curriculum vitae tiff - 101 KB [101 KB] - Declaration on the honour tiff - 100 KB [100 KB]

Conseillers spéciaux institutionnels

Cabinet: PRESIDENT

Special Adviser

Mission as stated in the contract

Ms Irena PETRUŠKEVIČIENÉMembre externe du Comité de Suivi des Audits.
Curriculum vitae tiff - 146 KB [146 KB] - Declaration on the honour tiff - 93 KB [93 KB]
Mme Caroline MAWHOODMembre externe du Comité de Suivi des Audits.
Curriculum vitae tiff - 60 KB [60 KB] - Declaration on the honour tiff - 86 KB [86 KB]

Cabinet: ŠEFČOVIČ

Special Adviser

Mission as stated in the contract

M. Juan RAMALLO MASSANET
(from 16/05/2013)
Président de l'Instance spécialisée en matière financière (PIF - Panel Irrégularités Financières).
Curriculum vitae tiff - 71 KB [71 KB] - Declaration on the honour pdf - 29 KB [29 KB]
Dr Renate JAEGERPrésident du Conseil de Discipline.
Curriculum vitae tiff - 62 KB [62 KB] - Declaration on the honour pdf - 421 KB [421 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