COLLEGE MEETING: The European Commission appoints a new Director in its department for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion

Daily News 20 / 06 / 2023

Economia - pubblicata il 22 Giugno 2023

Source: European Commission Spokesperson’s Service



The European Commission has decided to appoint Maria Luisa Cabral as Director ‘Working Conditions and Social Dialogue’ in the Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion (DG EMPL). This Commission department is responsible for EU policy on employment, social affairs, skills, labour mobility and the related EU funding programmes.

Maria Luisa Cabral, a Portuguese national, will leverage her profound expertise in the European Pillar of Social Rights, garnered through nearly two decades of policy experience within the European Commission. Moreover, her exceptional aptitude for delivering compelling presentations and conducting fruitful negotiations further enriches her skill set.

Maria Luisa Cabral is currently Skills and Social Adviser to President von der Leyen. She notably advises the President on skills and social issues ranging from minimum wage to platform work and social dialogue. In her previous capacity, she was Head of Unit ‘Interinstitutional Relations Group (GRI)’ in Secretariat-General. Before, she served in DG EMPL as Head of Unit ‘Social Security Coordination’ and Head of Unit ‘Rights of Persons with Disabilities’. She also occupied the role of Assistant to the Director-General in the Directorate-General for Justice and Consumers (DG JUST). Before joining the Commission in 2004, she was Director for Organisation, Documentation and Dissemination in the Regional Government of Autonomous Region of Madeira.

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