The European Commission has decided today to appoint Mihaela Zupancic Magovac as Director for ‘General Affairs’ at the Commission’s Directorate-General for Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (DG ECHO). This Commission department is responsible for humanitarian assistance and civil protection, the two main instruments at the EU’s disposal to ensure rapid and effective delivery of EU relief assistance to people faced with the immediate consequences of disasters. The date of effect is to be determined at a later stage.
Throughout her nearly 20 years of experience in the Commission, she has refined her skills in a variety of areas including coordination, international and multilateral cooperation, inter-institutional relations, programming and budgetary support. In addition to being equipped with robust management experience, Ms Zupancic Magovac will also draw on her deep knowledge of communication and advocacy strategies together with her demonstrated capacity of devising and implementing crisis communications in a crisis context.
Mihaela Zupancic Magovac, a Slovenian national, is currently holding the position of Acting Director at the General Affairs Directorate at DG ECHO. Previously, she was Head of Unit responsible for ‘Communication’ and ‘International and Inter-Institutional Relations, Legal Framework’ at the same DG.
Ms Zupancic Magovac joined the Commission in 2005 as Head of Representation in Slovenia and holds a Master´s Degree in International Politics from Université libre de Bruxelles.