Eva Maydell MEP
MEP Awards 2020 Host
Eva Maydell (née Paunova) is a Member of the European Parliament. She is President of the largest organisation of associations and civil societies in Europe - European Movement International, vice-president of SME Europe as well as initiator and co-founder of Education Bulgaria 2030.
Maydell´s priorities focus on enhancing skills-creation and the use of innovation and technologies, supporting entrepreneurs and investments in Europe. In the European Parliament, she is a member of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy as well as the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs.
Eva Maydell was the main Parliament rapporteur on the Regulation on charges on cross-border payments as well as several legislative files, part of the Digital Single Market Strategy – the e-Privacy Regulation, the Directive for the supply of digital content, the Regulation on portability, Digitising European industry and the European cloud initiative. She was also rapporteur for the EPP Group on the implementation of the European Fund for Strategic Investments, the New Skills Agenda and the Influence of technology on the future of the financial sector (FinTech).
Amongst others, Eva´s work has been recognised by the Financial Times, which included her in the "New Europe 100", the ranking of CEE´s brightest and best people that are changing the status quo through their ideas and innovative solutions. She is also part of the European Forbes 30 under 30 list, featuring the change agents in 20 different sectors. Politico defined her as one of "the most eye-catching 28 people from 28 countries who are shaping, shaking and stirring Europe". She was named among the 20 World's Most Influential Young People in Government 2018 by Apolitical. Eva Maydell was awarded the MEP of the Year Award twice.