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.

Beumer Antony
Head of Department, Deputy Secretary General, Head of Unit

BEUMER Antony

Netherlands

VAN DE VORLE Francina

Assistant
Netherlands
Global Progressive Forum (2)

ALBERTI Paolo

Political Advisor
Italy

MEIRSMAN Mark

Assistant
Netherlands
Department policies and activities (3)

DALMAS Ioannis

Political Advisor
Greece

ROUBY Arielle

Political Advisor
Germany

VAN DE VORLE Francina

Assistant
Netherlands
Globalisation strategy (2)

MATEI Ciprian-vasile

Political Advisor
Romania

KROL-KARASCH Edyta

Assistant
Poland
External migration and relations with Africa (2)

ROUBY Arielle

Political Advisor
Germany

KROL-KARASCH Edyta

Assistant
Poland
Department delegation coordination (1)

FRANGOPOULOU Theodora

Assistant
Greece