The strategic role of Europe in a volatile global system
In a volatile global system the strategic role of Europe has become more apparent. Christos Stylianides will speak about the European Union as a global actor explaining why and how the EU is an indispensable global actor in tackling challenges such as Africa, climate change, developments in the Middle East and defending multilateralism.
Christos Stylianides is the European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management since November 1st, 2014. On October 24th, 2014 he was appointed by the European Council EU Ebola Coordinator.
He was elected Member of the European Parliament in the May 2014 European elections where he served until October 31st 2014. He was twice appointed Government Spokesperson of the Republic of Cyprus (in 2013-2014 and in 1998-1999).
During the period 2006-2013 he served as a Member of the Cyprus House of Representatives (elected in 2006 and 2011). During his tenure he served as Vice-Chair of the Committee on Foreign and European Affairs (2011-2013) and member of the Committee on European Affairs, the Committee of Internal Affairs and the Committee of Employment and Social Affairs (2006-2011). Between 2006-2011 he was a member of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly and he was elected Member of its Bureau in 2012.
Commissioner Stylianides received a number of honorary awards including the Golden Decoration of Honour by the Federal Agency for Technical Relief (THW) of the Federal Republic of Germany, the Gernika Prize for Peace and Reconciliation, the “Yannos Kranidiotis Award” for his contribution to the European project. He was, also, declared “Political Champion for Education in Emergencies” by the Malala Fund.