Iliana Ivanova

Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education, and Youth - European Commission

Brussels (Belgium)

Iliana Ivanova

Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education, and Youth - European Commission

Brussels (Belgium)

Iliana Ivanova

Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education, and Youth - European Commission

Brussels (Belgium)

Official opening

Official opening

Official opening

10:00 - 10:45 Main Stage

10:00 - 10:45 Main Stage

10:00 - 10:45 Main Stage

June 26th

June 26th

June 26th

Iliana Naidenova Ivanova is a Bulgarian economist who has been serving as European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education, and Youth since 2023. She previously served as a member of the European Court of Auditors between 2013 and 2023.

Iliana Naidenova Ivanova is responsible for overseeing the efficient implementation of the Horizon Europe program and ensuring adequate investment flows for disruptive research and breakthrough innovations, including through the European Innovation Council. She also promotes collaboration among Member States to build a true European Research Area and align research, policy, and economic priorities.

Additionally, she leads the implementation of the Erasmus+ program and spearheads efforts to establish a European Education Area by 2025. She advocates for excellence and collaboration among European universities and drives the European University Initiative forward.

Furthermore, Iliana Naidenova Ivanova is committed to implementing the Digital Education Action Plan to address online threats and disinformation from an early age. She leverages exchange programs to promote international cooperation in education, research, and innovation.


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Iliana Naidenova Ivanova is a Bulgarian economist who has been serving as European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education, and Youth since 2023. She previously served as a member of the European Court of Auditors between 2013 and 2023.

Iliana Naidenova Ivanova is responsible for overseeing the efficient implementation of the Horizon Europe program and ensuring adequate investment flows for disruptive research and breakthrough innovations, including through the European Innovation Council. She also promotes collaboration among Member States to build a true European Research Area and align research, policy, and economic priorities.

Additionally, she leads the implementation of the Erasmus+ program and spearheads efforts to establish a European Education Area by 2025. She advocates for excellence and collaboration among European universities and drives the European University Initiative forward.

Furthermore, Iliana Naidenova Ivanova is committed to implementing the Digital Education Action Plan to address online threats and disinformation from an early age. She leverages exchange programs to promote international cooperation in education, research, and innovation.


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Iliana Naidenova Ivanova is a Bulgarian economist who has been serving as European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education, and Youth since 2023. She previously served as a member of the European Court of Auditors between 2013 and 2023.

Iliana Naidenova Ivanova is responsible for overseeing the efficient implementation of the Horizon Europe program and ensuring adequate investment flows for disruptive research and breakthrough innovations, including through the European Innovation Council. She also promotes collaboration among Member States to build a true European Research Area and align research, policy, and economic priorities.

Additionally, she leads the implementation of the Erasmus+ program and spearheads efforts to establish a European Education Area by 2025. She advocates for excellence and collaboration among European universities and drives the European University Initiative forward.

Furthermore, Iliana Naidenova Ivanova is committed to implementing the Digital Education Action Plan to address online threats and disinformation from an early age. She leverages exchange programs to promote international cooperation in education, research, and innovation.


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