Mariya Gabriel is the European Commissioner for innovation, research, culture, education and youth. She is responsible for key EU programmes as Horizon Europe, Erasmus+, European Solidarity Corps and Creative Europe. She was Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society from 2017 to 2019. Under her leadership, the Digital Single Market has become a reality. She has been elected to the European Parliament in 2009, 2014 and 2019. Mariya Gabriel is Vice-President of the European People's Party and Vice-President of EPP Women.