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30 May - 1 June 2018 | Athens, Greece
Commissionner-M.Gabriel
Nationality : Bulgaria

Commissioner Mariya Gabriel

European Commissioner for Digital Economy & Society
  • Key note speaker, EU Digital Future, May 31st 2018

 

Since 2017 Mrs Mariya Gabriel is European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society. Her previous assignments including following accomplishments:

2009-2017: Member of the European Parliament, EPP/ GERB (Citizens for European development of Bulgaria)
2014: Vice-President of the EPP Group in the European Parliament
2014-2017: Member of the European Parliament, EPP/GERB
* Member of the Committees AFET, LIBE, FEMM
* Member of the Delegation to the Joint Parliamentary Assembly ACP- EU
* Member of the Delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union for the Mediterranean
* Member of the Delegation for relations with the Maghreb and the Arab Maghreb Union
* Deputy-member of the Delegation for relations with the Arab Peninsula
2016: Chief observer of the EU election observation mission to Gabon
2015: Member of the National Executive Council Women; GERB Bulgaria
2014: Chief of the EU Election Follow-up Mission to the Democratic Republic of Congo
2009–2014: Member of the European Parliament, EPP/GERB
* EPP Group coordinator for the Committee FEMM
* Member of the Committees AGRI, LIBE, PETI, CRIM
* Member of the Delegation to the joint parliamentary assembly ACP-EU
2012: Vice-President of the EPP Women
2011: Chief Observer of the EU Election Observation Mission to the Democratic Republic of Congo
2008-2009: Parliamentary secretary to MEPs from GERB political party within the EPP Group
2007–2008: Research assistant, Institute of Political Studies, Bordeaux, France
2005–2008: Research assistant, Institute of Political Science, Bordeaux, France – Laboratory SPIRIT, European Program EQUAL 2004-2008: “Values and Economy – nondiscrimination in professional activities and social economy”
2004–2008: Research Assistant, Institute of Political Sciences, Bordeaux, France – International Research Program on “The parliamentarian representation at national and European levels (PARENEL)”
2004–2007: ATER (Attaché Temporaire d’enseignement et de Recherche), Institute of Political Science, Bordeaux, France
2002–2003: Master in Comparative Politics and International Relations PhD Academy for Political Science, Bordeaux, France
2001–2002: Certificate in Political Science, IEP Institute for Political Studies, Bordeaux, France
1997–2001: BA in Bulgarian and French Languages in Paisii Hilendarski Plovdiv University, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
1997 – Secondary Language School Dr. Petar Beron, Kyustendil, Bulgaria

Mrs Gabriel is married with one child

Abstract

The EU approach to cybersecurity and the Digital Agenda for the Western Balkans

* Cyber security is a priority for the EU because we can only reap the benefit of the Digital Single Market if we protect our networks and systems and earn the trust of citizens and businesses.

* The Network and Information Systems Security Directive, the first EU-wide cyber-security law, is in force since 9 May 2018. Additional proposals, such as those for an EU Cybersecurity Agency and for a EU-wide certification framework make good progress.

* Improved cooperation on cyber security in the EU also sets the scene for more cooperation with our partners. The agreed and upcoming Digital Agenda for the Western Balkans is a very positive example.