The department for external action brings together all staff responsible for the five European Parliament committees for external relations:

  • foreign affairs
  • security and defence
  • human rights
  • trade
  • development

Apart from parliamentary support, the department publishes policy papers and organises debates with NGOs, specialists and the wider public in order to influence policies regarding the Middle East, trade negotiations (TTIP), relations with Africa and other topics.

In order to set up world-wide debates on international solidarity and the globalisation process, the S&D Group founded, together with friendly organisations, the Global Progressive Forum; its staff is also to be found in the department.

Head of Department, Deputy Secretary General
BEUMER Antony
Netherlands
WEECH Ludivine
Assistant
United Kingdom

Global Progressive Forum (5)

DRAGONI Doriano
Project Leader, Head of Unit
Italy
ALBERTI Paolo
Political Advisor
Italy
MORIN Anne
Political Advisor
France
MEIRSMAN Mark
Assistant
Netherlands
RUSSO Simona
Assistant
Italy

External migration and relations with Africa (4)

CARDELLA Daniele
Political Advisor
Italy
MUNIZ DE URQUIZA Maria
Political Advisor
Spain
ROUBY Arielle
Political Advisor
Germany
KROL-KARASCH Edyta
Assistant
Poland

Department policies and activities (2)

ROUBY Arielle
Political Advisor
Germany
WEECH Ludivine
Assistant
United Kingdom

Globalisation strategy (2)

ROUBY Arielle
Political Advisor
Germany
KROL-KARASCH Edyta
Assistant
Poland

Department delegation coordination (2)

ROUBY Arielle
Political Advisor
Germany
FRANGOPOULOU Theodora
Assistant
Greece