Vera Jourova

Vice President, Values and Transparency, European Commission


  • Leading the Commission’s work on values and transparency, upholding the rule of law.
  • Ensuring the democratic system is open, transparent, protected from external interference.
  • Chairing the Commissioners’ Group on a New Push for European Democracy.
  • Playing a lead role in the Conference on the Future of Europe and its follow-up on democratic processes and institutional matters.
  • Brokering talks on improving, notably, the lead candidate system and transnational lists.
  • Maintaining an open, transparent and regular dialogue with other EU institutions, citizens, representative associations and civil society.
  • Coordinating an EU Democracy Action Plan to address external intervention in EU elections.
  • Tabling legislative proposals to ensure more transparency in paid political advertising and clearer rules on financing European political parties.
  • Supporting work on countering disinformation and fake information, while preserving freedom of expression, freedom of the press and media pluralism.
  • Monitoring implementation of the Code of Practice, with regulatory intervention if necessary.
  • Identifying risks to plurality in the media sector, and proposing cross-border projects to support independent and diverse journalistic activities.
  • Leading talks on a Transparency Register and independent ethics body for EU institutions.
  • Coordinating the European Citizens’ Initiative, giving European more say in decision making.
  • Leading the work on the EU’s accession to the European Convention on Human Rights.
  • Monitoring the application of the Charter of Fundamental Rights.
  • Safeguarding the right of peaceful assembly and the freedom of association.
  • Raising awareness of EU citizenship rights with the Rights, Equalities and Citizenship Programme.
  • Coordinating work on inclusion and building a genuine Union of equality and diversity.
09.30 - 09.45

Tuesday RAID Virtual 2024

Welcome Address