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
|Cabinet||Name||Mission||Period from 01/04/2021 until 31/03/2022 - unless otherwise stated|
|1. von der Leyen||Mr Peter Piot||Advising the President of the European Commission on policy, initiatives and outreach related to European and global health security in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and other international health threats|
|4. Dombrovskis||Mr Niels Thygesen||Chair of the European Fiscal Board||(until 19/10/2022)|
|4. Dombrovskis||Mr Massimo Bordignon||Member of the European Fiscal Board||(until 19/10/2022)|
|4. Dombrovskis||Mr Mateusz Szczurek||Member of the European Fiscal Board||(until 19/10/2022)|
|4. Dombrovskis||Mr Roel Beetsma||Member of the European Fiscal Board||(until 19/10/2022)|
|4. Dombrovskis||Mr Xavier Debrun||Member of the European Fiscal Board||(until 19/10/2022)|
|9. Schinas||Mr Christos Stylianides||Special Envoy for the promotion of freedom of religion or belief (FoRB) outside the EU||(From 5/05/2021 until 4/05/2022)|
|10. Hahn||Mr Jean-Claude Juncker||Former President of the European Commission||(From 5/12/2019 until 4/12/2021)|
|Cabinet||Name||Role||Exercice 2021 (1/04/2021-31/03/2022 - 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||Mr Jean Fossion||External Member of the Audit Progress Committee|
|10. Hahn||Ms Marilin Pikaro||External Member of the Audit Progress Committee|
|10. Hahn||Mr Christian Pennera||Président de L'Instance visée à l'Article 143 du Règlement (UE, Euratom) N° 2018/1046||(until 4/07/2021)|
|10. Hahn||Ms Maria Isabel Rofes i Pujol||Vice-présidente de L'Instance visée à l'Article 143 du Règlement (UE, Euratom) N° 2018/1046||(until 4/07/2021)|
|Cabinet||Name||Role||Exercice 2021 (1/04/2021-31/03/2022)|
|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||Ms Paraskevi Gilchrist||To advise on the practical implementation of the Technical Support Instrument provisions relevant to the Recovery and Resilience Facility|