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  • Assuring support for regions most affected by digital and climate transitions, including through the Just Transition Fund.
  • Working with co-legislators to establish a legislative framework for Cohesion Funds in the long-term EU budget.
  • Supporting regions and authorities in preparing their programmes, in line with their specific needs and the EU’s common objectives. 
  • Working with Member States to ensure full and effective use of EU funds and oversight of expenditure.
  • Contributing to the review of the Urban Agenda and the long-term vision on rural areas.
  • Overall responsibility for the work of DG REFORM, offering technical and financial support for reforms in Member States.
  • Coordinating technical support to those Member States preparing to join the euro.
  • Working with co-legislators towards a timely agreement on the Reform Support Programme and the Budgetary Instrument for Convergence and Competitiveness in the euro area and subsequently ensuring their full implementation.


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European Parliament hearings

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Elisa Ferreira's team supports her in her daily work.
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Appointments and meetings


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  • European Commissioner for Cohesion and Reforms

    2019 - present

  • Vice-Governor of Banco de Portugal (Central Bank)

    2017 - 2019

  • Representative of Portugal, Single Supervisory Mechanism's Supervisory Board (SSM - ECB)

    2016 - 2019

  • Member of the European Parliament

    2004 - 2016

  • Member of the Portuguese Parliament

    2002 - 2004

  • Minister for Planning (Spatial and Regional Development), Portugal

    1999 - 2002

  • Minister for Environment, Portugal

    1995 - 1999

  • Professor, University of Porto

    from 1977