Commissioner carlos moedas

European Commissioner - Research, Science and Innovation



Commissioner Carlos Moedas is the European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation. Carlos is responsible for:

  • Making sure that research funding programmes, notably Horizon 2020, contribute to the Commission's jobs, growth and investment package.

  • Promoting the international excellence of the EU's research and science and strengthening research capacities and innovation across all Member States

  • Evaluating how EU‑funded research can be used more effectively.

  • Ensuring that Commission proposals are based on scientific evidence.

  • Encouraging private companies to apply research to meet challenges faced by society and create more high-quality jobs.