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  • Head of Cabinet

    Mathieu Briens

    Mathieu Briens
    Responsibilities

    Portfolio

    • Strategy and policy coordination
    • Preparation of Commission meetings
    • Cabinet management
    • Senior staff matters

     

    Collegiality

    • Coordination with the Secretariat General, the Legal Service, the SPP and the EPSC
  • DEPUTY HEAD OF CABINET

    Sohail Luka

    Sohail Luka
    Responsibilities
    • Deputising the Head of Cabinet
    • Management of support staff

    Portfolio

    • Group of Inter-institutional Relations (GRI)

    Thematic:

    • Inter-Institutional Relations (Presidency, Council incl. FAC)
    • Commissioners' group on External Action
    • Strategic relationships with the UN
    • Strategic planning and programming/Activity-based management

    Geographic:

    • Middle East and North Africa
    • Eastern Neighbourhood
    • Relations with EU Member States: Italy

     

    Collegiality

    • European Neighbourhood Policy
    • Relations with HR/VP – EEAS
  • Member of cabinet

    Felix Bloch

    Felix Bloch
    Responsibilities

    Portfolio

    Thematic:

    • Civil Protection legislation and policy developments (rescEU)
    • Budget, planning and financial management
    • Court of Auditors and other control authorities
    • Legal Affairs in the field of humanitarian aid and civil protection
    • Solidarity clause and Integrated Political Crisis Response (IPCR)

    Geographic:

    • Turkey
    • Relations with EU Member States: Germany, Austria, France, Denmark, Finland, Sweden

    Collegiality

    • Agriculture and Rural Development
    • Competition
    • Better Regulation, the Rule of Law and the Charter of  Fundamental Rights, transparency

    • LSO
    • Administration/Human Resources
    • Budget
  • Member of Cabinet

    Zacharias Giakoumis

    Zacharias Giakoumis
    Responsibilities
    • Deputising for GRI

    Thematic:

    • Relations with the European Parliament and the National Parliaments
    • Relations with the CoR, the EESC and the Ombudsman
    • Sectoral policy: education, children
    • Emergency Support inside EU

    Geographic:

    • East and Southern Africa, Great Lakes, Indian Ocean
    • Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Myanmar, Bangladesh
    • Relations with EU Member States: Bulgaria, Romania, Greece, Cyprus, Poland

     

    Collegiality

    • Security Union
    • Regional Policy
    • Enlargement Negotiations
    • Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility
    • Trade Policy
    • Research, Science and Innovation
    • Infringements
  • Member of Cabinet / Communication Adviser

    Philippos Savvides

    Philippos Savvides
    Responsibilities

    Portfolio

    Thematic:

    • Communication strategy and coordination; relations with the media
    • Speech writing
    • Relations with "think tanks" and the academia
    • Humanitarian transport and logistics
    • Emergency Preparedness and security management

    Sectoral:

    • Shelter, forgotten crises, gender policy, food assistance
    • Policy articulation on civil-military relations, Comprehensive approach

    Geographic:

    • East Asia, Caribbean, Pacific
    • Latin America
    • USA and Canada
    • Relations with EU Member States: Spain, Portugal, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia

    Collegiality

    • Environment
    • Transport
    • Health and food safety
    • Digital Economy and Society
  • Member of Cabinet

    Christodoulos Groutides

    Christodoulos Groutides
    Responsibilities

    Portfolio

    Thematic:

    • Development of the Emergency Response Coordination Centre
    • Rapid response in sudden-onset disasters
    • Disaster risk management policy (inside and outside EU)
    • European Medical Corps (incl. Field Hospitals and medical teams)
    • EU Ebola Coordination
    • Information System Management and Reporting

    Sectoral:

    • Health, WASH, urban settings, engagement of the private sector

    Geographic:

    • Central Asia
    • Relations with Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein
    • Relations with EU Member States: Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Slovenia, Croatia

    Collegiality:

    • Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
    • Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality
  • Member of Cabinet

    Alexis Pantelides

    Alexis Pantelides
    Responsibilities

    Portfolio

    Thematic:

    • Refugee and migration crisis
    • Humanitarian Policy Development (including International Humanitarian Law, Humanitarian Consensus, Aid effectiveness  and Humanitarian Aid regulation)

    • Contractual relations with humanitarian partners and field Network

    • Sectoral policies: Innovation, cash & voucher schemes, displacement, protection, disability

    • Resilience LRRD
    • Nexus and 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
    • Social media support

    Geographic:

    • West and Central Africa
    • Western Balkans
    • Relations with EU Member States: UK, Malta, Ireland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia

    Collegiality

    • Migration, Home affairs and Citizenship
    • Economic and Financial Affairs
    • Taxation and Customs
    • Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets  Union
    • International Cooperation and Development Policy
    • Education, Culture, Youth and Sport
    • Maritime Affairs and Fisheries
    • Energy Union

    • Climate action

  • Policy Assistant to the Commissioner

    Makarios Drousiotis

    Makarios Drousiotis
    Responsibilities
    • Speechwriting
    • Blogs
    • Patronages
  • Assistant to the Commissioner

    Jolanthe Von Montgelas

    Jolanthe Von Montgelas
    Responsibilities

    Commissioner’s agenda

  • Assistant to the Commissioner

    Ngoc To Uyen Nguyen

    Ngoc To Uyen Nguyen
    Responsibilities

    Commissioner's agenda

  • Assistant to the Head of Cabinet

    Dana Nicolau

    Dana Nicolau
    Responsibilities
    • Coordination of cabinet's budget, administrative and  logistical matters
    • HR/CDR
    • Trainees
    • Training
    • Deputy LSO
  • Assistant to Felix Bloch and Sohail Luka

    Irene Tringidou

    Irene Tringidou
  • Assistant to Zacharias Giakoumis and Phlippos Savvides

    Alexios Gkegkios

    Alexios Gkegkios
    Responsibilities
    • Parliamentary questions (Basil)
    • Preparation of GRI file
  • Assistant to Christodoulos Groutides and Alexis Pantelides

    Ioana Cret

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  • DMO

    Margarita Savvidou

    Margarita Savvidou
    Responsibilities
    • Archives and document management
    • Preparation of HEBDO / College File
    • Publications
    • Access to documents (c.f. Code of Good Administrative Behaviour)
    • Attribution and follow-up of ISC, WP, OP/RSCC
  • Trainee

    Ermis Soulis Skiadopoulos

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