Contact

Address:

Rue de la Loi / Wetstraat 200

1049 Brussels

Belgium

Press contact

Media enquiries should be directed to the European Commission press service.

Responsibilities

  • Leading the Commission’s work on values and transparency, upholding the rule of law.
  • Ensuring the democratic system is open, transparent, protected from external interference.
  • Chairing the Commissioners’ Group on a New Push for European Democracy.
  • Playing a lead role in the Conference on the Future of Europe and its follow-up on democratic processes and institutional matters.
  • Brokering talks on improving, notably, the lead candidate system and transnational lists.
  • Maintaining an open, transparent and regular dialogue with other EU institutions, citizens, representative associations and civil society. 
  • Coordinating an EU Democracy Action Plan to address external intervention in EU elections.
  • Tabling legislative proposals to ensure more transparency in paid political advertising and clearer rules on financing European political parties.
  • Supporting work on countering disinformation and fake information, while preserving freedom of expression, freedom of the press and media pluralism.
  • Monitoring implementation of the Code of Practice, with regulatory intervention if necessary.
  • Identifying risks to plurality in the media sector, and proposing cross-border projects to support independent and diverse journalistic activities. 
  • Leading talks on a Transparency Register and independent ethics body for EU institutions
  • Coordinating the European Citizens’ Initiative, giving European more say in decision making.
  • Leading the work on the EU’s accession to the European Convention on Human Rights
  • Monitoring the application of the Charter of Fundamental Rights.
  • Safeguarding the right of peaceful assembly and the freedom of association
  • Raising awareness of EU citizenship rights with the Rights, Equalities and Citizenship Programme.
  • Coordinating work on inclusion and building a genuine Union of equality and diversity.

Mission letter

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European Parliament hearings

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Team

Věra Jourová's team supports her in her daily work.
Team page

Calendar

Appointments and meetings

Transparency

As part of the Commission’s commitment to transparency, Commissioners and their members of Cabinet publish information on meetings held with organisations or self-employed individuals.

In line with the Commission's Code of Conduct for Members of the Commission, each Commissioner publishes a Declaration of Interests.

A signed, authentic version is published at the bottom of this page.

A machine-readable version of all Declarations is also published. This is in line with the requirements of the Code of Conduct.

The Declarations of Interests follow the requirements set out in Article 3 and in Annex 1 of the new Code of Conduct for Commissioners.

Biography

  • European Commission Vice-President for Values and Transparency

    2019 - present

  • European Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality

    2014-2019

  • Minister for Regional Development, Czech Republic

    2014

  • Managing Director, Primavera Consulting Ltd. - EU funds consultant

    2006-2013

  • Degree in Law (Mgr.) from the Charles University, Prague

    2012

  • Consultancy activities in the Western Balkans relating to EU accession

    2006-2011

  • Deputy Minister for Regional Development, Czech Republic

    2003-2006

  • Head of the Department of Regional Development of the Vysočina Region, Czech Republic

    2001-2003

  • Secretary and Spokesperson of the Třebič Municipal Office, Czech Republic

    1995-2000

  • Master's degree (Mgr.) in theory of culture, Charles University, Prague

    1991