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The interim Director of FRA is Constantinos Manolopoulos, the Head of FRA’s Administration Department, until a new Director is appointed. More information about Mr Manolopoulos can be found on the FRA Management Team page.
Selection procedure for a new FRA Director
The vacancy notice was published in the Official Journal of the European Union on 10 October 2014 and closed on 7 November. The selection procedure follows the procedure outlined in FRA’s Founding Regulation. This includes:
- Shortlisting by the European Commission on the basis of the candidates’ personal merit, experience in fundamental rights, and their administrative and management skills;
- Questions and answers sessions before the Council of the EU and a European Parliament Committee, from which both bodies will give their opinions on the candidates and their orders of preference;
- The final decision by FRA’s Management Board taking these opinions into consideration.