COMMISSIONER - Carlos Moedas
In 2014, Pedro Passos Coelho, Prime Minister of Portugal, nominated him as European Commissioner, and Moedas' name was approved by EC President-elect Jean-Claude Juncker on 1 September. On 1 November 2014, Moedas became European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation. Following a reshuffle of the Juncker Commission in 2016, he was offered the post of European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society but eventually declined. In 2014, Moedas finally became member of the European Commission.
Making sure that research funding programmes, notably Horizon 2020, contribute to the Commission's jobs, growth and investment package.
Evaluating how EU‑funded research can be used more effectively.
Ensuring that Commission proposals are based on scientific evidence.
Encouraging private companies to apply research to meet challenges faced by society and create more high-quality jobs.
Carlos Moedas is part of the following Project Teams:
ABOUT THE EU
The European Union established a Commission to act as their executive and to promote its general interests. The Commission is composed of the College of Commissioners comprised of 28 members, including the President and Vice-Presidents. The Commissioners, one from each EU country, are the Commission's political leadership during a 5-year term. Each Commissioner is assigned responsibility for specific policy areas by the President.
THE COMMISSION - Group photograph of the European Commissioners in 2017.
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