Mariya Gabriel is the European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education, Youth and Sport. Under her leadership, the new Horizon Europe, Erasmus+, and the cultural strand of Creative Europe programmes (2021-2027) will be implemented. Between 2017 and 2019, Mariya Gabriel was Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society. She was elected Member of the EP in 2009, 2014 and 2019. She is First Vice-President of the EPP, and since 2012 Vice-President of EPP Women.