European Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights

The Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights is a member of the European Commission. The position was previously titled as the Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility until 2019.

The portfolio is responsible for matters relating to employment, social affairs, skills and labour mobility. It also includes the coordination of the European Social Fund (ESF), the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) and the management of the EU Programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI), which brings together three EU programmes since 2014, namely EURES, PROGRESS and Progress Microfinance.

Current commissionerEdit

The current commissioner, Marianne Thyssen, was approved by the European Parliament in 2014, as part of the Juncker Commission.[1]

List of commissionersEdit

Name Country Period Commission
1 Lionello Levi Sandri   Italy 1967–1970 Rey Commission
2 Albert Coppé   Belgium 1970–1973 Malfatti Commission, Mansholt Commission
3 Patrick Hillery   Ireland 1973–1977 Ortoli Commission
4 Henk Vredeling   Netherlands 1977–1981 Jenkins Commission
5 Ivor Richard   United Kingdom 1981–1985 Thorn Commission
6 Peter Sutherland   Ireland 1985–1989 Delors Commission I
7 Vasso Papandreou   Greece 1989–1992 Delors Commission II
8 Pádraig Flynn   Ireland 1993–1999 Delors Commission III, Santer Commission
9 Anna Diamantopoulou   Greece 1999–2004 Prodi Commission
10 Vladimír Špidla   Czech Republic 2004–2010 Barroso Commission I
11 László Andor   Hungary 2010–2014 Barroso Commission II
12 Marianne Thyssen   Belgium 2014–2019 Juncker Commission
13 Nicolas Schmit   Luxembourg 2019–present von der Leyen Commission

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