Contact

Address:

European Commission

Rue de la Loi / Wetstraat 200

1049 Brussels

Belgium

Press contact

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

Responsibilities

  • Coordinating the Commission’s work on a New Pact on Migration and Asylum.
  • Ensuring coherence of the external and internal dimensions of migration.
  • Developing pathways to legal migration for integration into the job market and society.
  • Coordinating the Commission’s work on developing a European Security Union.
  • Ensuring coherence of the external and internal dimensions of security.
  • Coordinating the Commission’s work to strengthen prevention, detection and response measures to hybrid threats.
  • Coordinating the Skills Agenda and European Education Area, making education more accessible and inclusive, encouraging lifelong learning, reskilling and cross-border learning.
  • Coordinating work on inclusion and building a genuine Union of equality and diversity.
  • Maximising the potential of culture and sport, the European Solidarity Corps and DiscoverEU programmes.
  • Leading the Commission’s dialogue with churches and religious associations or communities, and with philosophical and non-confessional organisations
  • Leading on the Commission’s fight against antisemitism.

Mission letter

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European Parliament hearings

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Team

Margaritis Schinas' team supports him in his daily work.
Team page

Calendar

Appointments and meetings

  • Thu 26 Nov
    Meeting

    VP Schinas virtually delivers a keynote speech at the JRC High level conference on Hybrid threats

    Margaritis Schinas
  • Thu 26 Nov
    Meeting

    VP Schinas virtually meets the Austrian Federal Minister of Women and Integration, Susanne Raab

    Margaritis Schinas

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

  • Commission Vice-President for Protecting our European Way of Life

    2019 - present

  • Deputy Director-General, Directorate-General for Communication, European Commission

    2015-2019

  • Chief Spokesperson, European Commission

    2014-2019

  • Resident Director in Athens – Head of Greece Operations, European Commission

    2013-2014

  • Deputy Head of the Bureau of European Policy Advisers, European Commission

    2010-2013

  • Member of the European Parliament

    2007-2009

  • Head of Cabinet to Commissioner Markos Kyprianou, responsible for Health and Consumer Protection

    2004-2007

  • Deputy Head of Cabinet to Commission Vice-President Loyola de Palacio, responsible for Transport, Energy and Relations with the European Parliament

    1999-2004

  • Member of Cabinet to Commissioners Matutes and Oreja (successively)

    1993-1994