LAURISTIN Marju

EE

Responsibilities

  • European Parliament, Member
  • Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists & Democrats in the European Parliament, Member

Committees

  • Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs, Member
  • Committee of Inquiry to investigate alleged contraventions and maladministration in the application of Union law in relation to money laundering, tax avoidance and tax evasion, Member
  • Committee on Employment and Social Affairs, Substitute
  • Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development, Substitute

Delegations

  • Delegation to the EU-Ukraine Parliamentary Cooperation Committee, Member
  • Delegation to the EU-Kazakhstan, EU-Kyrgyzstan and EU-Uzbekistan Parliamentary Cooperation Committees, and for relations with Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Mongolia, Substitute

CV

Education (qualifications and diplomas)

  • 06/1966 : University, Philology, journalism: Tartu State University (TRÜ), diploma (first-class honours), philologist, literature worker
  • 04/1976 : University, Other (university level): Moscow State University, Faculty of Journalism, Candidate of Philology (PhD)

Professional career

  • 08/1957-06/1958 : Assembler at the 'Punane RET' radio factory
  • 03/1962-31/12/1966 : Editor, Eesti Raadio (Estonian Radio)
  • 01/1967-12/1969 : Postgraduate student of philosophy, TRÜ
  • 01/1970-08/1972 : Head of the TRÜ sociology laboratory
  • 09/1972-08/1978 : Senior lecturer, Department of Estonian, TRÜ
  • 09/1978-08/1979 : Lecturer, Department of Estonian, TRÜ
  • 09/1979-08/1989 : Lecturer, Department of Journalism, TRÜ
  • 05/1989-03/1990 : Member of the USSR Supreme Soviet
  • 03/1990-09/1992 : Member, Deputy Chairman, Supreme Soviet of the Estonian SSR
  • 10/1992-09/1994 : Minister for Social Affairs of the Republic of Estonia
  • 09/1994-03/1995 : Member of the Riigikogu (parliament of the Republic of Estonia)
  • 03/1995-03/1999 : Professor of Social Policy, University of Tartu (TÜ)
  • 03/1999-03/2003 : Member of the Riigikogu (parliament of the Republic of Estonia)
  • 09/1999-08/2003 : Professor of Political Communication, TÜ
  • 09/2003-... : Professor of Social Communication, TÜ

Political career

Offices held in a political party or national trade union

  • 10/1988-05/1990 : Member of the governing body of the Popular Front of Estonia (Eestimaa Rahvarinne)
  • 09/1990-10/1995 : Leader of the Estonian Social Democratic Party (ESDP)
  • 10/1995-02/2004 : Member of the Executive, ESDP/Moderates
  • 02/2004-... : Member of the Executive, member of the Policy Committee, Estonian Social Democratic Party

Offices held in local government bodies

  • 10/1996-10/1999 : Member of Tartu City Council
  • 10/2006-06/2014 : Member of Tartu City Council

Offices held in a national parliament

  • 03/1990-09/1992 : Member, Deputy Chairman, Supreme Soviet of the Estonian SSR/Republic of Estonia
  • 09/1992-03/1995 : Member of the Riigikogu
  • 03/1999-03/2003 : Member of the Riigikogu

Offices held in a national government

  • 10/1992-09/1994 : Minister for Social Affairs of the Republic of Estonia

Offices held in the EU institutions

  • 07/2014-... : Member of the European Parliament

Offices held in other European organisations

  • 1980-... : Member of the Editorial Board, European Journal of Communication
  • 1998-2002 : Member of the Council of Europe monitoring committee responsible for the rights of national minorities
  • 2001-2005 : Member of the expert group on ageing, DG Research, European Commission
  • 2004-2008 : Member of the Council of Europe monitoring committee responsible for the rights of national minorities
  • 2007-2011 : Member of the Executive Committee, European Sociological Association
  • 2010-2011 : Member of the Editorial Board, European Societies

Offices held in other international organisations

  • 2001-2006 : Member of the Committee for Development Policy, United Nations Economic and Social Council
  • 2004-2010 : Member of the Council, United Nations University

Other activities

  • 1990-1991 : Delegate to the Congress of Estonia, member of the Committee of Estonia
  • 1995-1996 : Member of the Council, University of Tartu
  • 1998-1999 : Member of the Council, University of Tartu
  • 2004-2012 : Member of the Council, University of Tartu
  • 2012-2014 : Member of the Senate, University of Tartu
  • 1997 : Lauristin, M., Vihalemm, P., Rosengren, K. E., Weibull, L. (ed.): Return to the Western World: Cultural and Political Perspectives on Estonian Post-Communist Transition, Tartu, Tartu University Press
  • 2007 : Lauristin, M.: The European Public Sphere and the Social Imaginary of the 'New Europe', European Journal of Communication, 22(4), 397–412
  • 2009 : Lauristin, M., Vihalemm, P. (ed.): Estonia's Transition to the EU: Twenty Years On, London and New York, Routledge
  • 2011 : Lauristin, M. (ed.): Estonian Human Development Report 2010/2011, Tallinn, Eesti Koostöö Kogu
  • 2013 : Lauristin, M.: New Media and Changes in the Forms of Cultural Transmission: Estonian Experience Runnel, P., Pruulmann-Vengerfeldt, P., Viires, P., Laak, M. (ed.): The Digital Turn. Users' Practices and Cultural Transformations (27–43), Frankfurt am Main, Peter Lang Verlag

Honours

  • 1995 Johan Skytte Medal
  • 1998 EU-US Democracy and Civil Society Award
  • 1998 Order of the National Coat of Arms (Republic of Estonia), Class 3
  • 2003 Order of the White Rose of Finland, Knight 1st Class
  • 2006 Order of the National Coat of Arms (Republic of Estonia), Class 2 Badge
  • 2013 Eesti Kultuurkapital (fund for the furtherance of Estonian culture) Annual Award in the folk culture category for a study on the influence of song and dance festivals on the shaping and changing of society's value judgements

CONTACT

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