Role of special advisers
Special advisers are selected based on their expertise and qualifications. There are two types:
Non-institutional special advisers provide direct assistance to the President, the Vice-Presidents and the Commissioners of the European Commission.
Institutional special advisers assist institutional bodies of the Commission.
General information on aspects of remuneration/days of work
Special Advisers work on a short-term basis for a very limited number of days per year (on average around 25) and these days may be remunerated or not (they are not for former Commission officials for instance). The amount of the fees per day of service is in principle set at three separate levels: 1/22 of the basic salary of an official on the first step in grade AD9, AD10 or AD12.
Appointing special advisers
Each special adviser must sign a document declaring that there is no conflict of interest between their duties as adviser to the European Commission and their other activities.
List of designated Special Advisers: Past
List of designated Special Advisers: Current
|1. von der Leyen||Mr Peter Piot||To advise the Commission in supporting and steering research and innovation in the global fight against the coronavirus pandemic||7/05/2020-31/03/2021|
|4. Dombrovskis||Mr Niels Thygesen||Président du Comité budgétaire européen consultatif indépendant||20/10/2019-19/10/2021|
|4. Dombrovskis||M. Roel Beetsma||Membre du Comité budgétaire européen consultatif indépendant||20/10/2019-19/10/2021|
|4. Dombrovskis||M. Massimo Bordignon||Membre du Comité budgétaire européen consultatif indépendant||20/10/2019-19/10/2021|
|4. Dombrovskis||M. Mateusz Szczurek||Membre du Comité budgétaire européen consultatif indépendant||20/10/2019-19/10/2021|
|Cabinet||Name||Role||Exercice 2020 (1/04/2020-31/03/2021 - unless otherwise stated)|
|10. Hahn||Mr Arjen W.H. Meij||President of the Disciplinary Board|
|10. Hahn||Mr Jean-Pierre Garitte||External Member of the Audit Progress Committee|
|10. Hahn||Ms Michael Schrenk||External Member of the Audit Progress Committee|
|10. Hahn||M. Christian Pennera||Président de l’instance visée à l’Article 143 du Règlement (UE, Euratom) 2018/1046||(until 4/11/2020)|
|10. Hahn||Mme Maria Isabel Rofes i Pujol||Vice-présidente de l'instance visée à l'Article 143 du Règlement (UE, Euratom) 2018/1046||(until 4/11/2020)|
|Cabinet||Name||Role||Exercice 2020 (1/04/2020-31/03/2021)|
|17. Ferreira||Mr Francisco García Morán||To provide support in the field of digital policies, e-government, IT governance, IT security and IT organization, operations and services|
|17. Ferreira||Mme Paraskevi Gilchrist||To provide expertise and support to the negotiation procedures of the Reform Support Programme (RSP)|
|17. Ferreira||Mr Stephanos Samaras||To provide support in the field of implementation of structural funds (in particular Agriculture and Rural Development Funds and Fisheries and Maritime funds)|
|4. Dombrovskis||Mr Horst Reichenbach||Member for the European Union of the Board of Directors of the EBRD||(until 30/06/2020)|