Federica Mogherini is the Head of the European Defence Agency, in her role as High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs & Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission. Appointed in November 2014, she leads the Agency’s Steering Board.
Federica Mogherini leads the European External Action Service (EEAS) and chairs meetings of EU foreign ministers.
Federica Mogherini had been appointed in February 2014 as Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation by Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi. A member of the Democratic Party, she was first elected to the Chamber of Deputies in 2008, then re-elected in 2013.
There she was a member and Secretary of Committee 4 – dedicated to defence issues – and also a member of the Italian delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe and of Committee 3 on Foreign Affairs.
On 1 August 2013 she was elected Chair of the Italian Delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of NATO. She also coordinated the Inter-Parliamentary Group for Development Cooperation.
Federica Mogherini is also a member of the Institute for Foreign Affairs (IAI), the Council for the United States and Italy and a fellow of the German Marshall Fund of the United States.
She is involved with the Council of the European Leadership Network for Multilateral Nuclear Disarmament and Non-Proliferation (ELN) and of the Group of Eminent Persons (GEM) of the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO).