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 commissioner

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

List of commissioners

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

See also