Department Citizenship and Political Planning

The department oversees the Parliamentary Committees on:

• Constitutional Affairs
• Legal Affairs
• Civil Liberties, Justice and Home affairs
• Petitions

The department contributes to the S&D Group's effectiveness on these committees through:

• assisting our MEPs in preparing legislative and non-legislative texts and amendments
• negotiating Parliamentary texts with other Parliamentary groups, working with or on behalf of S&D MEPs
• providing briefings, background notes and research on legislative and political issues
• helping co-ordinate a common approach between MEPs working on different Parliamentary committees
• providing organisational support to S&D MEPs: organising meetings, providing information and keeping them informed about the relevant activities of the European Commission and Council of Ministers
• advising our MEPs and staff on matters concerning EU internal policies
• liaising with trade unions, NGOs and other civil society organisations
• liaising with our press and communications team and responding to queries from the public, in order to ensure the fullest transparency in the Group's work
• organising events and preparing publications related to the Group's work.

The department is also responsible for the S&D Working Groups on:

• Digital Europe
• Extremism, Populism, Nationalism and Xenophobia

More generally, this department is responsible for long-term strategic and political planning, and overall for relations with:

• National parliaments
• Trade unions and civil society (including Non-Governmental Organisations)
• Forums such as the Committee of the Regions
• Sister organisations such as the Party of European Socialists, and the Progressive Alliance
• Foundations including the Foundation for European Progressive Studies.

The current head of this department and deputy secretary general is Frazer Clarke. Read more about him here - Curriculum Vitae

 

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DEPARTMENT: CITIZENSHIP AND POLITICAL PLANNING
United Kingdom
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  • Head of Department, Deputy Secretary General
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Digital Europe
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  • Digital Europe
  • Political Advisor
Ireland
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  • DEPARTMENT: CITIZENSHIP AND POLITICAL PLANNING
  • Digital Europe
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Extremism, Populism, Nationalism and Xenophobia
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  • DEPARTMENT: INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL COORDINATION
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  • DEPARTMENT: CITIZENSHIP AND POLITICAL PLANNING
  • Extremism, Populism, Nationalism and Xenophobia
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