The following Parliamentary Committees are overseen by this department:

  • Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Budgets
  • Budgetary Control
  • Fisheries
  • Regional Development
  • Culture and Education
  • Economic and Monetary affairs
  • Employment and Social affairs
  • Women's Rights and Gender Equality
  • Internal Market and Consumer Protection
  • Environment, Public Health and Food Safety
  • Industry, Research and Energy
  • Transport and Tourism

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.

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Mersch Marcel
Head of Department

MERSCH Marcel

Luxembourg
Popescu Daniela-Ioana

POPESCU Daniela-Ioana

Assistant
Romania
Sustainable Development Strategy (1)
Dutrenit Xavier

DUTRENIT Xavier

Political Advisor
France
Progressive Society (4)
Dutrenit Xavier

DUTRENIT Xavier

Political Advisor
France
Schenk Torben

SCHENK Torben

Political Advisor
Germany
Varoquie Antoine

VAROQUIE Antoine

Political Advisor
France
Moreno Fernandez Esperanza

MORENO FERNANDEZ Esperanza

Assistant
Spain