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.
marcel.mersch
Head of Department
MERSCH Marcel
Luxembourg
CREMASCOLI HELLNER Marita
Assistant
Sweden
DE ALBUQUERQUE SANTOS Ana Filipa
Assistant
Portugal

Progressive Society (4)

BOCCARDO Guido
Political Advisor
Italy
DALMAS Ioannis
Political Advisor
Greece
DUTRENIT Xavier
Political Advisor
France
DE ALBUQUERQUE SANTOS Ana Filipa
Assistant
Portugal

Sustainable Development Strategy (2)

COLOMBO Anna
Political Advisor
Italy
DUTRENIT Xavier
Political Advisor
France