Rector of the College of Europe; Former High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the European Commission
Federica Mogherini is the Rector of the College of Europe (since September 2020) and Director of the Pilot Programme of the European Diplomatic Academy, implemented by the College of Europe (since August 2022).
Previously, she has served as the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission (2014-19).
Prior to joining the EU, she was Italian Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (2014), and a Member of the Italian Chamber of Deputies (2008-14). In her parliamentary capacity, she was Head of the Italian Delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly and Vice-President of its Political Committee (2013-14); member of the Italian Delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (2008-13); Secretary of the Defence Committee (2008-13); and member of the Foreign Affairs Committee. She also coordinated the Inter-Parliamentary Group for Development Cooperation.
She has co-chaired the United Nations High-Level Panel on Internal Displacement from January 2020 to September 2021.
Federica Mogherini is a member of the Board of Trustees of the International Crisis Group and of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Fellow of the German Marshall Fund, member of the Board of Directors of the Italian Institute for Foreign Affairs (IAI) and member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. She was a member of the High Level Reflection Group of the Council of Europe. She has a degree in Political Science from the University of Rome “La Sapienza”.
She was born in Rome in 1973, lives in Belgium and has two daughters.