CARLOS MOEDAS

 

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COMMISSIONER - Carlos Moedas



Carlos Moedas is the European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation. He was born in Beja (Portugal) in 1970. He graduated in Civil Engineering from the Higher Technical Institute (IST) in 1993 and completed his final year of studies at the École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées in Paris. After obtaining an MBA from Harvard Business School (USA) in 2000, he returned to Europe to work in mergers and acquisitions at the investment bank Goldman Sachs in London (UK). He returned to Portugal in 2004 as Managing Director of Aguirre Newman and member of the Executive Board of Aguirre Newman in Spain. In 2008, he founded his own investment company, Crimson Investment management. Three years later he was elected for the National Parliament and was called for the government to Secretary of State to the Prime Minister of Portugal in charge of the Portuguese Adjustment Programme.

 

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.

 

 

EU RESPONSIBILITIES

 

Making sure that research funding programmes, notably Horizon 2020, contribute to the Commission's jobs, growth and investment package.


Promoting the international excellence of the EU's research and science and strengthening research capacities and innovation across all Member States.

 

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:

 

* Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness

* Euro and Social Dialogue

* Digital Single Market

* Energy Union

* Better Regulation and Interinstitutional Affairs

* Budget and Human Resources

 

 

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.

 

 

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Jean-Claude Juncker

President

Frans Timmermans

1st Vice President

Federica Mogherini

High Representative, V. President

Andrus Ansip

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Maroš Šefčovič

Vice President

Valdis Dombrovskis

Vice President

Jyrki Katainen

Vice President

Günther H. Oettinger

Commissioner

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Johannes Hahn

Commissioner

Cecilia Malmström

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Neven Mimica

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Miguel Arias Cañete

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Karmenu Vella

Commissioner

Vytenis Andriukaitis

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Dimitris Avramopoulos

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Marianne Thyssen

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Pierre Moscovici

Commissioner

Christos Stylianides

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Phil Hogan

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Violeta Bulc

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Elżbieta Bieńkowska

Commissioner

Věra Jourová

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Tibor Navracsics

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Corina Crețu

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Margrethe Vestager

Commissioner

Carlos Moedas

Commissioner

Julian King

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Mariya Gabriel

Commissioner

 

 

 

THE COMMISSION - Group photograph of the European Commissioners in 2017.

 

 

LINKS & REFERENCE

 

https://www.euro-fusion.org/newsletter/carlos-moedas/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlos_Moedas

https://twitter.com/Moedas

Role

Project team

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http://ec.europa.eu/maritimeaffairs/maritimeday/

https://ec.europa.eu/commission/commissioners/2014-2019_en

 

 

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