- Directorate-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture
- Phone number
- +32 2 299 11 11 (Commission switchboard)
- Postal address
- Directorate-General for Education and Culture, European Commission, 1049 Bruxelles/Brussel, Belgium
Themis Christophidou is the Director-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture of the European Commission, since March 2018.
She is a civil engineer with 35 years of experience in private and public sector management.
After having worked in the private sector for 15 years, she joined the European Commission in 2001. During the last 20 years she has held various positions, including in the Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy, as Head of Cabinet of the Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries and as Head of Cabinet of the Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management.
Themis Christophidou is an alumna of the civil engineering faculty of the Metsovio Polytechnic University of Athens.
Born in Famagusta, Cyprus, she is trilingual, fluent in Greek, French, English.
- March 2018 to date
Director-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture of the European Commission