Tibor Navracsics is the European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport for the Commission of President Jean-Claude Juncker (2014 – 2019). Before this mandate, he served as Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Public Administration and Justice and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Head of the Prime Minister's Office in Hungary, member of the Hungarian Parliament. In the 1990s, Tibor Navracsics started to teach at the University of Economics in Budapest. From 1997 until taking up office as European Commissioner, he taught at the Eötvös Loránd University’s Faculty of Law and Political Sciences in Budapest, where he became an associate professor in 2001.
Tibor Navracsics is responsible for improving the quality and efficiency of the EU education systems, notably through the European Semester and the Education and Training 2020 strategic framework. Modernising education in the EU and making it more inclusive is crucial to meet the challenges of employability, innovation in the digital age, as well as building resilient, cohesive societies. Tibor Navracsics is also in charge of the implementation of Erasmus+, as well as other programmes in the field of culture (Creative Europe) and youth (European Solidarity Corps).
Tibor will welcome museums to the EYCH2018 and discuss museums’ potential for Europe at the conference opening on Saturday 16 November.