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European Parliament Interest Group on Carers

The European Interest Group on Carers was created in 2007. It aims to:

  • Be a Parliamentary forum for debate and discussion of European policy development in relation to carers
  • Assess the impact of individual policy initiatives on the lives and interest of carers
  • Initiate EU level policy actions

The Interest Group meets three times a year on average and is currently chaired by:

  • Marian Harkin (ALDE - IRL)
  • Heinz Becker (PPE - AT)
  • Jean Lambert (Greens-UK)
  • Sirpa Pietikainen (PPE - FL)

Eurocarers provides the secretariat to the Interest Group on Carers.

List of 19 MEPs who are part of the group:Heinz BECKER, AT, PPE
Nessa CHILDERS, Ireland, S&D
Brian CROWLEY, Ireland, ALDE 
Jill EVANS, UK, Greens 
Elisa FERREIRA, Portugal, S&D
Nathalie GRIESBECK, France, ALDE
Marian HARKIN, Ireland, ALDE 
Richard HOWITT, UK, S&D  
Anneli JÄÄTTEENMÄKI, Finland, ALDE 
Seán KELLY, Ireland, EPP 
Jean LAMBERT, UK, Greens
Mairead McGUINNESS, Ireland, EPP
Alojz PETERLE, Slovenia, EPP
Sirpa PIETIKÄINEN, Finland, EPP
Robert ROCHEFORT, France, ALDE
Patrizia TOIA, Italy, S&D
Lambert VAN NISTELROOIJ, Netherlands, EPP
Derek VAUGHAN, UK, S&D    
Anna ZÁBORSKÁ, Slovakia, EPP

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