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

Assistant
Romania
Sustainable Development Strategy (1)

DUTRENIT Xavier

Political Advisor
France
Progressive Society (3)

DUTRENIT Xavier

Political Advisor
France

VAROQUIE Antoine

Political Advisor
France

MORENO FERNANDEZ Esperanza

Assistant
Spain